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  • Patient in “Vegetative State” for 16 Years May Have Been Aware The Whole Time

    09/16/2014 10:57:30 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/16/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    As regular readers of this blog know, I loathe the V-word used for human beings instead of peas.So, why did I deploy it in my headline? Because another case of a supposedly unconscious man, found to be actually aware, has apparently been discovered–and many would have denigrated him as nothing but a V before he went into the scanning machine.From the Nature News story: A dozen volunteers watched Alfred Hitchcock for science while lying motionless in a magnetic-resonance scanner. Another participant, a man who has lived in a vegetative state for 16 years, showed brain activity remarkably similar to that...
  • Abortionist: “It’s Great” That 98% of the Babies He Aborted Were Hispanic

    09/16/2014 8:08:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/16/14 | Carole Novielli
    White abortion doctor, Lester Minto who performs abortions in Texas has admitted that he aborts primarily Hispanic babies.“For 35 years I had a clinic where I saw women and took care of their reproductive needs, but mostly terminating pregnancies,” Dr. Lester Minto says.“Ninety-eight percent were Hispanics,” Minto told NPR radio, “I would go days where I wouldn’t speak English because they were all Spanish speakers — which is great.”Minto, who says he averaged more than 4000 each year, admits that he has had emergencies related to his abortions. Two of his patients have had to go to the hospital, he...
  • Abortion ‘doula’: I was trained to ‘support’ women choosing gendercide

    09/16/2014 6:44:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/15/14 | Ben Johnson
    A young woman who volunteers as an assistant in the abortion industry says she was trained to be “supportive” of women who chose to have sex-selective abortions and 11-year-olds who opted to remain in a sexual relationship with their much older rapist. Alex Ronan also describes the conscious decision to lie to patients and the graphic, bloody details of her first year as an abortion doula in an article published Sunday in New York Magazineem>. An abortion “doula” – a Greek word that literally means “female slave” – is supposed to comfort women during the abortion procedure. The 23-year-old received...
  • Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School, Yet Abortions Available to Minors

    09/16/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/15/14 | Stacie Kuhns
    A news story has been making the rounds about a ridiculous elementary school regulation against students’ use of lip balm. A fifth-grader named Grace Karaffa requested some Chapstick while on the playground and was denied.Eleven year-old Grace started a petition to allow Stuarts Draft Elementary School students to use the product and gained 236 signatures before testifying to the school board.She explained, “I was told I couldn’t use it. Then later that day, they started to bleed so I asked for Chapstick again and I was told that it was against the school policy for elementary kids to have Chapstick.”The...
  • Breaking: (New) Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

    09/16/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    CBN ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Jessup
    A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions. In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage. In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest. Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don't offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde's precedent, in place since 1977. That directly contradicts the president's 2010 executive...
  • Alex Wagner Rants About Margaret Sanger's Eugenics, Leaves Out Margaret Sanger

    09/15/2014 7:39:07 PM PDT · by absentee · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/15/14 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner on Monday, the host unleashed a tirade at Republicans over their supposed secret desire to control or eliminate minorities through eugenics. As part of her rant, she specifically cites the early 20th century movement. Conspicuously absent from Wagner's remarks: founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger. Wagner was discussing comments made by a now former local party chair, Russell Pearce, who advocated for sterilization of women on government assistance. In so doing, she brought up eugenics and its history in the United States. Sort of ... "Sterilizing minorities is not just something dreamed up in...
  • Abortion ‘doula’: I was trained to ‘support’ women choosing gendercide

    09/15/2014 7:02:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Ben Johnson
    A young woman who volunteers as an assistant in the abortion industry says she was trained to be “supportive” of women who chose to have sex-selective abortions and 11-year-olds who opted to remain in a sexual relationship with their much older rapist. Alex Ronan also describes the conscious decision to lie to patients and the graphic, bloody details of her first year as an abortion doula in an article published Sunday in New York Magazine. An abortion “doula” – a Greek word that literally means “female slave” – is supposed to comfort women during the abortion procedure. The 23-year-old received...
  • Why are pro-abortion protesters always taking their clothes off?

    09/15/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jonathon van Maren
    I’ve seen a lot of bizarre responses to pro-life activism. There’s the crude picket signs, the illiterate chants, the flashes of violence, the incoherent threats that so often seem to involve used tampons, and even activists dressed up like giant genitalia. But there is one phenomenon that never ceases to stagger me with its counterproductive stupidity and moral blindness: The increasing prevalence of “feminist” protestors, almost exclusively women, stripping down to “protest” something—usually protection for the pre-born or some other dissent from the totalitarian death cult of the Sexual Revolution. When people ask me what the weirdest response to pro-life...
  • Newly-Crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev Worked at Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    09/15/2014 3:26:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    You probably know her best as the newly-crowned Miss America or the contestant who belted out the infectious pop tune “happy” as she gleefully tapped on a red solo cup. But here’s something you probably didn’t know about the new Miss America. Kira Kazantsev, who represented New York state as Miss New York, worked at the Planned Parenthood abortion business — the nation’s biggest abortion company. According to her Linked-In profile, Kazantsev interned at Planned Parenthood in Hempstead, New York. Her job duties at the company that snuffs out of the lives of young baby girls? “Assisted delivery of programs...
  • Planned Parenthood thinks pro-life counselors are the embodiment of evil: here’s their reason why

    09/15/2014 11:59:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/12/14 | Ben Johnson
    Last June 26, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts bubble zone law requiring sidewalk counselors to stand at least 35 feet away from the entrance of any abortion facility in McCullen v. Coakley. The city of Burlington, Vermont, rescinded its 35-foot city ordinance the next week. The abortion industry has tried to come up with new laws to silence pro-life sidewalk counselors ever since. There's just one problem: There's no evidence that the laws “protect” anything except abortion facilities' profits. Thus, pro-abortion activists are trying desperately to gin up something, anything, to keep pro-life people away from their...
  • Germany Dedicates Memorial to Disabled People Nazis Killed, But is Abortion Eugenics Much Different?

    09/15/2014 8:29:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/15/14 | Eric Metaxas
    We should applaud the newest memorial in Germany. And maybe we need one of our own. I’ll explain.A few weeks ago, Germany dedicated a memorial to Nazism’s first victims: the disabled. The people of Germany have come to terms with their past.The question now is, When will we?The 80-foot glass panel unveiled in Berlin’s Tiergarten memorializes the estimated 70,000 sick and disabled people killed by the Third Reich as part of what was officially called Aktion T4 (and more informally, “Gnadentod,” which is German for “mercy death.”)There was nothing merciful about it. Between 1939 and 1941, more than 5,000 children...
  • 7 women working tirelessly to attack equal rights for women (barf alert)

    09/15/2014 8:12:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    salon ^ | Amanda Marcotte,
    A lot of people assume the term “female misogynist” is an oxymoron. How can a woman be opposed to the fight to help women achieve equality? The sad fact of the matter is, as long as there has been feminism, there have been women who find it personally advantageous to reject feminism and instead argue for continuing social systems that perpetuate women’s inequality, male dominance, and even violence against women. (There were even plenty of women who were willing to argue against women’s suffrage back in the day.) Here is a list of nine women who have made a career...
  • Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood After Losing Taxpayer Funding

    09/15/2014 7:48:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion is not health care and a handful of Texas-based clinic affiliated with the Planned Parenthood abortion business have found that out the hard way. The Planned Parenthood abortion business is the biggest abortion company in the United States. It runs hundreds of clinics across America — some of which do surgical abortions, some dispense the dangerous abortion pill RU 486, and all clinics refer women for abortions (and not to any clinics that provide women with abortion alternatives). plannedparenthood129Because every Planned Parenthood clinic either does or refers for abortions, pro-life elected officials in Congress and a number of states...
  • The Illusion of Neutrality: The secular state cannot be neutral in matters of religion

    09/13/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 9/11/14 | Anthony Esolen
    We have all heard what has come to be a liberal dictum, that the State must remain neutral as regards religion or irreligion. One can show fairly easily that the men who wrote our constitution had no such neutrality in mind, given the laws that they and their fellows subsequently passed, their habits of public prayer at meetings, and their common understanding that freedom without virtue, and virtue without piety, were chimeras. To show that that understanding persisted, all one need do is open every textbook for school children published for almost two hundred years; or recall that Catholic immigrants...
  • Cecile Richards complains about over-the-counter birth control plan

    09/12/2014 5:52:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Live action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Abortion advocates have long been pushing for birth control and emergency contraceptives to be sold over-the-counter. According to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, some politicians are trying to make the birth control pill available without health insurance and over-the-counter. But rather than being excited about this, Richards has written an op-ed for CNN explaining about how bad this will be for women. So when politicians who have otherwise embraced policies that would drag women back to the 1950s suggest making birth control available over the counter instead of covering it in insurance plans, they’re not experiencing a change of heart....
  • Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control (RINO Alert)

    09/12/2014 4:36:06 PM PDT · by balch3 · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept 12, 2041 | Mara Liasson
    A string of Republican candidates for Senate are supporting an issue usually associated with Democrats: increased access to contraception. They're supporting it on the road and in ads, like this one from anti-abortion conservative Cory Gardner: YouTube In it, he says he believes "the pill ought to be available over the counter, round the clock, without a prescription." Tom Tillis and Ed Gillespie, also anti-abortion conservatives, have made similar statements. Some of them have been associated with state legislation to restrict abortions or with so-called "personhood" amendments that would give constitutional rights to fertilized eggs. So what gives? First of...
  • Study Proves Abortion is More Dangerous Than Childbirth

    09/12/2014 10:55:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/12/14 | Brad Mattes
    Pro-abortion activists fight for abortion throughout pregnancy for any reason—no exceptions. Their fundamental argument centers on women’s health.But stunning research shows this concern is all smoke and mirrors.Pro-abortion activists have long tried to claim that abortion is safer than childbirth. For years they’ve touted manipulated numbers, trying in vain to bolster this myth. We’ve always known those statistics were bogus, and a study by Dr. Priscilla Coleman and Dr. David Reardon reveals abortion is much more dangerous to women than giving birth. And the results are sadly even more devastating to women’s health than even I had anticipated.First, let me...
  • What if America Held a Funeral for The 57 Million Babies Killed in Abortion?

    09/12/2014 8:37:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/12/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Tens of thousands of pro-life people will participate in the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on Saturday at over 100 locations nationwide. The event, held at actual burial places of aborted babies and other memorial sites, will serve as a powerful reminder of how abortion kills children. The event marks the 26th anniversary of the burial of 1200 aborted babies at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.“The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is taking place tomorrow at more than 120 locations nationwide, including the actual burial places of aborted babies and other memorial sites,” says Eric Scheidler...
  • No, there is no “Christian case” for abortion

    09/12/2014 8:30:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | 9/11/14 | Dave Andrusko
    Keli Goff ‘s essay at the Daily Beast was headlined “A Christian Case for Abortion Rights?” Does that not sound like the vegetarian’s case for meat, Barack Obama’s case for decisive leadership, or the devout atheist—contrary at its core? This oldie but badie argument merits a rebuttal, not because it is so original but because it is like the 700th iteration of a Xerox.So what IS the Christian case for abortion rights, you ask? It’s really more like how Goff has concluded that a pro-life position, for Christians, at least, is problematic because of “four primary complications.” These are so...
  • Euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the utopian dream of controlling the uncontrollable

    09/12/2014 6:10:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | 9/9/14 | Paul Russell
    Two recent articles on euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Australian press serve to highlight the dilemma of the form of any legislation that might be proposed as well as the reality of what crossing the Rubicon of the prohibition on killing or assisting in suicide will mean for a society like ours.Senator David Leyonhjelm (Assisted Suicide. OnLine Opinion, Sept 8) poses the classical libertarian view (that ‘permission from government should not be required’) while The Age writer, Julia Medew, records the view of one of the doctors she interviews as seeking legislative control (Don’t-tell doctors supporting secret euthanasia deaths...
  • ‘Pro-choice’ 2.0: it’s just ‘pro-abortion’ now

    09/12/2014 5:40:30 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/11/14 | John Stonestreet
    If Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, we would celebrate, right? Well, yes, but not so fast. A fringe element of the pro-choice movement has always insisted that Roe, even though it legalized abortion in the United States, didn’t go far enough. You see, in his majority opinion in the fateful 1973 Supreme Court case, Justice Harry Blackmun established a number of criteria for legal abortion, among them the so-called “viability test.” According to Blackmun, if a fetus lacks viability outside the womb, it also lacks a component of personhood, and therefore a right to life. In the years since Roe, of course, viability has become...
  • NARAL Lobbies GoFundMe to Allow Women to Crowdfund Their Abortions

    09/11/2014 9:43:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    NARAL is not happy that crowdfunding website GoFundMe has taken down a woman’s attempt to crowdfund her abortion and is prohibiting future attempts for people to use its service to raise money to kill their unborn children. LifeNews.com broke the story last week about a woman named Bailey who was using the crowdfunding web site GoFundMe to raise money for her abortion. GoFundMe eventually made public a response to why it shut the attempt down. baileyNow, one of the biggest pro-abortion groups in the country is upset and has started a lobbying campaign to get its members to pressure GoFundMe...
  • Parents Release Photo of Daughter Born at 24 Weeks to Stop Late-Term Abortions

    09/11/2014 8:46:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Parents in England have released a beautiful photo of their daughter, born prematurely at 24 weeks, with the hopes that it will demonstrate the humaity of unborn babies who can be legally killed in abortions in the U.K. Emily Caines, 35, has released photograph of birth of daughter Adelaide, born at 24 weeks but who was too small to survive even though that is within the 22-24 week time period that is the earliest for premature babies to survive. Caines hopes the photo will raise awareness of neonatal death and she hopes it will prompt lawmakers in Parliament to re-open...
  • Topless activists cleared after raid in Paris cathedral, security guards fined

    09/11/2014 4:07:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    French judges on Wednesday acquitted nine Femen activists who staged a topless protest in Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral last year, but gave suspended fines to church security guards for "manhandling" the activists as they removed them. The Femen protesters entered Notre Dame on February 12, 2013 dressed in long coats, which they removed once inside, revealing anti-church and anti-pope slogans painted on their upper bodies. They began screaming "Pope no more!", "No more homophobe," and "Bye bye Benedict!" – reportedly in response to Pope Benedict's resignation announcement – while using sticks to hit one of the huge bells, on display...
  • Mad Marcotte: what’s the big deal about dead babies in bathrooms?

    09/11/2014 3:57:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Live action ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    I generally try to space out my Amanda Marcotte posts better than this, honest. But come on, after seeing this tapestry of sheer madness, how could I pass it by? Opening with a glorious lack of self-awareness (“given that anti-choice hysteria is, you know, hysteria”), Marcotte proceeds to blaze thrilling new trails in imaginary patriarchal oppression. As Jeannie Deangelis reported on September 2, a dead fetus was recently found in a Dallas high-school bathroom. Now, to those of us who aren’t insane, finding a human corpse where human corpses ought not be (i.e., pretty much anywhere that isn’t a hospital,...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Laments That Roe Abortion Case Activated a Pro-Life Movement

    09/11/2014 12:01:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/11/14 | Dave Andrusko
    It seems as if every few months pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives a speech and/or interview in which she talks about how if only the Supreme Court had reached the same decision it did in Roe but over time, step by step, “the public would have reacted in a more positive way than it did,” as she told Jill Filipovic of Cosmopolitan this week.This is what I have previously described as the “tempo” argument. Justice Ginsburg has not a single pro-life metacarpal in her body, but she often argues that it would have placed the “right” to...
  • “We Will See Joshua in Heaven:” How My Kids Reacted When I Told Them Mommy Had an Abortion

    09/11/2014 11:07:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/11/14 | Ashley Sigrest
    Once the Lord began pressing on my heart to have our kids involved with our pro-life ministry, I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to confess my deepest, darkest secret to them. It was hard telling family and friends, because deep inside you still fear their judgment and disappointment. I know Christ has forgiven me, healed me and made me new. I don’t worry any longer about what others think of my past, but I have feared looking into my children’s eyes and seeing the hurt and confusion of why their mommy killed her baby.For...
  • San Francisco May Oppose Sex-Selection Abortion Ban, Calling It Racist

    09/10/2014 8:59:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    San Francisco, California is closer to becoming the most pro-abortion city in the nation. That’s because the city is about to go on record opposing a ban on sex-selection abortions. Why would banning abortions done simply because the unborn baby is a girl be a problem? City officials opposing the ban make the claim that somehow it is racist.From the San Francisco Examiner story: San Francisco would become the first jurisdiction in the country to go on record opposing sex-selective abortion bans if a resolution stating they perpetuate racial stereotypes, being introduced by Supervisor David Chiu today, is adopted by...
  • Rowdy Pro-Abortion Feminists Invade Hotel to Disrupt Pro-Life Event

    09/10/2014 8:30:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | Operation Rescue
    A small but vocal group of protesters from the militant pro-abortion group Stop Patriarchy invaded the vestibule of an Albuquerque hotel where Project Defending Life was holding its annual banquet and attempted to disrupt the event. The particular objects of scorn for this leftist, anti-male group? None other than Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman, who was the featured speaker for the event, and honored guest New Mexico Archbishop Michael Sheehan. The rowdy group of feminists broke into the hotel vestibule wielding signs and a bullhorn and chanting “Abortion on demand” and “Operation Rescue is a fascist organization!” as banquet-goers looked on...
  • An interview with Carol Everett, former abortion clinic owner and founder of The Heidi Group

    09/10/2014 7:43:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    live action ^ | Greg Nelson
    The Heidi Group is an organization that counsels post-abortive women and men while also acting as a crisis pregnancy center that works with people all over the country through a network of pregnancy centers. They are located in Round Rock, Texas, which is two miles east of Austin. The group’s founder and president, Carol Everett, had an abortion in 1973, soon after Roe v. Wade. She then spent the next several years working at (and owning) various abortion clinics, selling abortions. [For more of her personal story, go here.] Everett said: (I) saw 35,000 abortions and saw one woman die...
  • Missy Robertson of Duck Dynasty: We Would “Absolutely Not” Abort Our Child Over a Cleft Palate

    09/10/2014 7:29:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    life news ^ | Rebecca Downs
    The Robertson family of the popular television show Duck Dynasty is no stranger to fame. Jase Robertson and his wife Missy Robertson may be well known for another reason now, one which very much warms the heart. When Missy was asked if they thought of aborting their daughter Mia when they found out she would be born with a cleft lip and possibly a cleft palate as well, Missy answered “absolutely not.” From CNSNews.com: When asked whether she considered ending her pregnancy upon learning that her unborn daughter Mia was going to be born with a cleft lip and possible...
  • Planned Parenthood receives $511,399 in tax dollars to act as ObamaCare navigators

    09/10/2014 6:49:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/9/14 | Ben Johnson
    Planned Parenthood will receive more than half-a-million dollars in U.S. taxpayer funds to help sign people up for ObamaCare health insurance plans during a three month period in 2014-15. For the second year in a row, the Department of Health and Human Services will award two Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa and Montana federal grants to act as “navigators” for those uninsured or otherwise unable to navigate the labyrinth of new insurance regulations ushered in by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will receive an “anticipated grant” of $218,940 (slightly more than its $214,427 grant last...
  • State Backs Down, Won’t Euthanize Baby Whose Father Shook Her So Hard He Put Her in a Coma

    09/10/2014 6:19:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/14 | Steven Ertelt
    After the governor of the state of Maine stepped up to the plate to go to bat for a little girl whose life was in peril, bureaucratic officials have backed off an attempt to end the life of a baby victimized by her own father.Last week, Gov. Paul LePage vowed to protect a little baby whose life is at stake and who state officials wanted to kill by putting a DNR order in place without her parents’ consent.Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in support of a mother pleading with the state...
  • Women tell horror stories of abortions they had at Dr. Tiller’s clinic

    09/09/2014 10:27:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live action ^ | Sarah Terzo
    The recent documentary “After Tiller” portrayed late-term abortionists in a sympathetic light. Its directors assumed that Dr. Tiller was a champion of women who provided quality healthcare in his Wichita abortion clinic. However, the pro-life group Operation Rescue has compiled some disturbing stories from some of his patients. A coerced abortion A young woman identified as “Patient T” was 17 when her parents brought her to Dr. Tiller’s clinic. She did not want an abortion, but her parents gave her no alternative. From the time she arrived at the clinic, Patient T was looking for an escape route. She saw...
  • GoFundMe Explains Why it Shut Down Woman’s Fundraiser for Her Abortion

    09/09/2014 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews.com broke the story last week about a woman who was using the crowdfunding web site GoFundMe to raise money for her abortion. Now, more information has surfaced as to why the web site put the kibosh on the fundraiser. People around the world use the GoFundMe web site and it’s normally a place for heartwarming campaigns to help people who have adverse medical conditions, who have been in accidents or who are raising money for other people in need or good causes. But one woman is using it to raise funds for her abortion.bailey Bailey’s Abortion Fund had already...
  • Megapastors take Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS—but where did the money go?

    09/09/2014 8:43:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Last week, several prominent megapastors took the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge. A LifeSiteNews inquiry into whether the pastors donated to the ALS Association or another organization found that the pastors were, for the most part, unwilling to publicize where their monetary support went. In challenge videos reported by the Christian Post, Perry Noble, pastor of NewSpring Church; Jentezen Franklin, pastor of Free Chapel; Life Without Limbs ministry leader Nick Vujicic; Dr. Ed Young, pastor of Second Baptist Church Houston; and TD Jakes, pastor of The Potter's House, all promoted ALS research donations. However, only Young's spokesperson provided donation details...
  • Couple Starved 3-Month-Old to Death Because They Didn’t Want Him, “Skin Was Hanging on His Bones

    09/09/2014 8:30:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    life news ^ | Dave Andrusko
    On Monday Kansas Judge Patrick Thompson sentenced Desirah N. Overturf to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years in connection with the death by starvation of her three-month-old son. Overturf, 21, pled no contest to first degree murder charges in the death of her son Jordan, whose “skin just hanging on his bones,” according to Saline County Attorney Ellen Mitchell. When Jordan died last December, he weighed less than when he was born. desiriahNicholas Corbin, the baby’s father, also pled no contest and will be sentenced later this month, KSAL’s Todd Pittenger reported. According to Pittenger,...
  • Journal of Public Health publishes study linking autism to vaccines made with aborted fetal cells

    09/09/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    I’ve written previously (here and here) about the possible connection between autism and vaccines made with aborted fetal cells. Now, the September issue of the prestigious Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology has published a study conducted by scientists at Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute that shows an spike in autism in country after country where vaccines using fetal cells from aborted babies have been introduced. The implicated vaccines are MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), Varicella (chickenpox), and Hepatitis A. Using data from the U.S. government, United Kingdom, Denmark, and Western Australia, researchers found a spike in autism around the world after vaccines using...
  • This is the true face of the Sexual Revolution. I apologize in advance.

    09/09/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 108 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/8/14 | Jonathon Van Maren
    For too long we have been lied to about the sexual revolution. But now the mask is coming off, and the younger generations are recognizing that they have been sold a pack of lies. It’s sobering and frustrating to consider that each and every time social conservatives raised the cultural alarm throughout the last five decades, pointing out that each new manifestation of the Sexual Revolution would lead to devastating consequences, they were written off with derisive laughter. They were accused of “provoking a moral panic,” or being “stuck in the past” or “too prudish.” The “slippery-slope” arguments of...
  • Obama Admin Renews Attempt to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Obey HHS Mandate

    09/09/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration has renewed its attempt to force a Catholic religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, to comply with the HHS abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.The Obama administration announced today it will continue its legal battle against the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of nuns dedicated to serving the neediest elderly in society. This comes despite the fact that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and another company in their bid to stop the HHS mandate.The government is...
  • We Are Bigoted Against the Old When We Make Then Feel Like “a Burden”

    09/09/2014 7:39:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    How often have we heard our elderly brothers and sisters say they don’t want to be “a burden.” Who made them think such a thing? We did!A great column in the Daily Mail by Stephen Glover indicts the UK culture for its blatant ageism–a condemnation that applies equally to the USA. From, “Why Today’s Elderly are Old Age Pariahs:” It can scarcely be disputed that people in their 70s, 80s and 90s are increasingly made to feel they are part of a burdensome minority which is more or less surplus to requirement. What is particularly disturbing is that the kind...
  • Wendy Davis reveals her late-term “quieting of the heart” abortion

    09/08/2014 7:59:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    One of the plot lines in a movie I watched over the weekend involved a pregnant mother. The film was set in the 1940s, and I thought how blissfully ignorant were the days before ultrasounds and prenatal diagnoses gave mothers carrying ill or handicapped children the choice to bear them when nature decided or kill them beforehand. Had Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis been pregnant back then she would not have imagined the late-term baby girl doing flips inside her was “suffering.” Rather, Davis would have put her hand on her belly and smiled. Instead, quoting from...
  • Dr. Tiller burned dead baby’s bodies in a full sized crematorium in his clinic

    09/08/2014 10:48:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    Live Action ^ | 9/6/14 | Sarah Terzo
    The documentary After Tiller portrayed late-term abortionists in a flattering light, highlighting the tragic stories of women who were carrying dying or disabled unborn babies. Dr. George Tiller, who the documentary is named after, was assassinated by a man who claimed to be “pro-life.” All established pro-life organizations condemned the murder, including Live Action.But was Dr. Tiller a kind, compassionate hero who relieved women of the burden of carrying dying babies? The reality is far different.The pro-life group Life Dynamics has a recording of a speech Dr. Tiller made to the National Abortion Federation in which he said: We have...
  • 'It's an impossible choice': Mum-to-be must choose between baby or paedophile husband

    09/08/2014 10:08:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    mirror ^ | helen davies
    A mum-to-be who is pregnant with a convicted paedophile’s baby will have to choose between staying with her husband or her child. The woman, from north Liverpool, is married to a former primary school teacher who was convicted in 2009 of possessing 100,000 indecent images of children. The couple, who asked not to be named, have been told social services have a “significant and overwhelming concern” about the baby’s safety because of “the sexual risk” posed by the dad. But Mr X, who served 15 months in prison for the offence, says he has learnt his lesson and should be...
  • Not Just The Pretty Babies (The pro-life movement is about sacrifice, not sentimentality)

    09/08/2014 6:30:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 71 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/8/14 | Anna Mussmann
    Gentle lighting casts a glow across the perfect, healthy, Caucasian newborn who sleeps in a cocoon of white blanket. The photographer has captured the baby-ethos that tugs on the heartstrings of any member of the human race with half a heart, and it is hard to look at the picture without an inward, “Aww.” The text that is superimposed over the photo says, “Not a mistake. Not a problem. Not a burden. Not an inconvenience. Not a nuisance. Not an accident. Not a punishment.” Then, in larger font, “A miracle.” It is all very lovely. And yet when I...
  • Pro-life photos of the week: Pregnancy care center sign beats Planned Parenthood wall

    09/06/2014 5:55:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Click all photos to enlarge… The Catholic Globe reported on an interesting competition in Iowa: Location was a huge factor for Mary’s Choice, a pro-life pregnancy resource center in Sioux City as it is next to Planned Parenthood, because it could be seen by those entering the facility. According to Sherill Glassmaker, director of Mary’s Choice, when Planned Parenthood erected a tall wooden wall, visibility of the pro-life center was impacted. “We had a sign on the side of our building and people would pull into Planned Parenthood. A lot of times people would call from the parking lot and...
  • Democrat Wendy Davis admits to abortions (Abortion Barbie)

    09/06/2014 12:58:59 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    WND and AP ^ | 6 Sep 14 | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who rose to prominence after her filibuster of Texas’ anti-abortion legislation, reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. In the book, “Forgetting to Be Afraid,” Davis writes that she had an abortion in 1996 after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation on the right and left sides. She also describes ending an earlier ectopic pregnancy, in which an embryo implants outside the uterus. It...
  • Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control

    09/04/2014 10:35:55 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Painting the Catholic Church as "out of touch" is like shooting fish in a barrel, what with the funny hats and gilded churches. And nothing makes it easier than the Church's stance against contraception. Many people, (including our editor) are wondering why the Catholic Church doesn't just ditch this requirement. They note that most Catholics ignore it, and that most everyone else finds it divisive, or "out-dated." C'mon! It's the 21st century, they say! Don't they SEE that it's STUPID, they scream. Here's the thing, though: the Catholic Church is the world's biggest and oldest organization. It has buried all...
  • Girl Crowdfunds Her Abortion

    09/05/2014 6:15:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/5/2014 | Paul Bois
    On Friday, Vice reported about a 23-year-old girl named Bailey who, after becoming unexpectedly pregnant, has turned to the crowdfunding site GoFundMe to help pay for her much-needed abortion, asking a total of $2,500 to help pay for the operation. Her GoFundMe page, originally titled "Stop Bailey From Breeding Fund," has been met with tremendous controversy, forcing the site to remove the page for some time. According to Vice, the page reads: "Bailey is currently unemployed, completely broke, in debt, and in no position to hold down a job due to severe symptoms of a rough, unplanned and unexpected...
  • Catholic Church Warns Pro-Lifers About Ice Bucket Challenge Donations

    08/25/2014 5:46:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 8-25-2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Unfortunately, as LifeNews has documented, there is a chance your donation to The ALS Association could be used to support embryonic stem cell research. ALSA has confirmed it supports research involving the destruction of unborn human life to find cures for the disease. In an email to Religion News Service, Carrie Munk, a spokeswoman for the ALS Association, said that the organization primarily funds adult stem cell research. “Currently, The Association is funding one study using embryonic stem cells (ESC), and the stem cell line was established many years ago under ethical guidelines set by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders...