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  • Gov. Perry: Wendy Davis hasn't 'learned from her own example'

    06/27/2013 3:45:44 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    NBCnews ^ | 6/2713 | Andrew Rafferty & Mike O'Brien
    Perry, who has called for a second special session of the state legislature to pass the measure, told those gathered that it was lawmakers’ duty to prevent abortions, regardless of the conditions into which a child may be born. “Even the woman who filibustered in the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances," Perry said. "It's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."
  • Chicago Abortion Clinic Continues Stall Tactics to Avoid Paying $36,000 Fine

    06/27/2013 11:34:42 AM PDT · by Morgana
    life news ^ | John Jansen
    A hearing was held on Tuesday, June 18 in the case of People of the State of Illinois v. Women’s Aid Clinic of Lincolnwood in Cook County Court in downtown Chicago, and Women’s Aid Clinic owner Larisa Rozansky is continuing her stall tactics: As has happened in four of the past five hearings in the case, Rozansky didn’t bother to show up in Judge Alexander White’s courtroom. The state Attorney General’s office filed suit [PDF] against Women’s Aid in August 2012 after the notorious abortion facility refused to pay the $36,000 fine assessed against it by the Illinois Department of...
  • Governor Rick Perry: We Will Beat the Pro-Abortion Mob, Ban Abortions

    06/27/2013 11:31:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Governor Rick Perry gave a rousing speech to the National Right to Life convention today and urged pro-life activists to continue pressing members of the Texas legislature to ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Perry responded to the mob that shouted down members of the state Senate, who came a few minutes short of passing a bill that would ban late-term abortions and hold abortion clinics accountable for violating the health and safety of women. “Even if they lose at the ballot box and come up short with stalling tactics, they will resort to mob tactics to force their...
  • Sebelius: Abortion Between a Woman, a Doctor and Her Priest

    06/27/2013 10:07:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius added a new twist to the typical pro-abortion line… “I’m alarmed about restrictions being passed by various legislatures that take out of the control of women, and their partners, and their doctors, and their priests, their own decisions about their healthcare.” Video follows:
  • Priest Says Pelosi Has Admitted Her Abortion Position is Not Catholic

    06/26/2013 11:21:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s dismissive response to a letter from a leading pro-life Catholic priest is making waves nationwide. LifeNews reported on Father Frank Pavone’s letter to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Pavone made an appearance on Fox News last weekend to underscore his point. Pelosi laughed off the letter from the top pro-life priest who is asking her to revise her pro-abortion position to make it conform to the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church or to leave the Church. She called Pavone arrogant, medieval, hysterical, and disconnected from the Catholic Church. Now that Pelosi has responded to...
  • To filabuster Wendy Davis(D-TX), where would you be if, Steve Jobs, had been aborted?

    06/26/2013 3:41:43 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 16 replies
    vanity | 6/26/13 | Dallasbiff
    Wendy Davis is a pro-abortion prostitute. She is being lauded on local TV as being a hero, and the new darling of the MSM, and thus her new fame on twitter.
  • FR is and will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, small government, strong defense site...

    06/26/2013 2:52:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 92 replies
    Jim Robinson
    <p>Per the Declaration and Constitution and our traditional Judeo-Christian American heritage and way of life.</p> <p>Those who wish to pursue some other way of life are certainly free to do so. Elsewhere. We will not attempt to interfere with thier God-given unalienable right to dissent. Ain't freedom grand.</p>
  • Pelosi Has Disconnected Herself from Both Faith and Reason

    06/26/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT · by rhema · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/26/13 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    Rather than answer the simple question as to what is the moral difference between killing a baby outside the womb or inside the womb, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has criticized me and Priests for Life, of which I am the national director, for raising the issue in an open letter, calling us arrogant, medieval, hysterical, and disconnected from the Church. I would like to know if Mrs. Pelosi, in her charges that we are arrogant, medieval, and hysterical, intends to include the more than 14,000 people (and counting) who signed onto my open letter to her in just the...
  • Texas abortion bill fails to pass after epic filibuster

    06/26/2013 1:56:09 AM PDT · by RDAardvark · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/2013 | Ian Johnston, M. Alex Johnson and Mark Stevenson, NBC News
    A bill that opponents claimed would virtually ban abortion in Texas failed to pass late Tuesday after lawmakers missed a deadline by just minutes. There were chaotic scenes after a filibuster attempt fell just short and protesters cheered, clapped and shouted for the final 15 minutes as lawmakers tried to hold the vote before the session ended at midnight. The filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, lasted more than 10 hours but ended after three challenges to her speech were upheld. Spectators in the Texas Senate chamber protest a halt to Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster against an anti-abortion bill....
  • Pelosi Ridicules Letter Asking Her to Condemn Abortion or Renounce Catholicism

    06/25/2013 7:57:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    Life News ^ | 6-25-2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Pelosi Ridicules Letter Asking Her to Condemn Abortion or Renounce Catholicism by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 6/25/13 10:24 PM House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is lauging off a letter from a top pro-life priest who is asking her to revise her pro-abortion position to make it conform to the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church or to leave the Church.LifeNews reported on Father Frank PavoneÂ’s letter to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Pavone made an appearance on Fox News this weekend to underscore his point.In an interview with the liberal web site Think Progress, Pelosi...
  • It's the heart versus the Bible

    06/25/2013 5:41:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-16-04 | Dennis Prager
    I recently interviewed a 26-year-old Swedish student about her views on life. I asked her if she believed in G-d or in any religion. "No, that's silly," she replied. "Then how do you know what is right and wrong?" I asked. "My heart tells me," she responded. In a nutshell, that's the major reason for the great divide within America and between America and much of Europe. The majority of people use their heart — stirred by their eyes — to determine what is right and wrong. A minority uses their mind and/or the Bible to make that determination. Pick...
  • Texas Democrats to Filibuster Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    06/25/2013 9:34:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After the Texas House of Representatives passed the omnibus pro-life bill yesterday to ban abortions after 20-weeks of pregnancy, Democrats in the state Senate are planning to filibuster the measure today. The House approved the bill early Monday morning after 8 hours of debate by a vote of 97-33 with 5 Democrats voting in favor of the bill and one Republican voting against. According to Texas Right to Life, Senate Bill 5 would affirm the state’s interest in protecting the lives of preborn children who feel pain by banning abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization. Senate Bill 5 also requires all...
  • Why fetal pain hurts (the pro-life cause)

    06/24/2013 5:09:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-24-13 | Josh Craddock
    In 2011, Frances Kissling, the founding President of the National Abortion Federation, penned a Washington Post editorial supporting the very abortion regulations that many pro-life groups are celebrating today. Kissling defended such regulations saying: If the choice movement does not change, control of policy on abortion will remain in the hands of those who want it criminalized. If we don’t suggest sensible balanced legislation and regulation of abortion, we will be left with far more draconian policies – and, eventually, no choices at all. Did you hear that? Unless abortion-advocates advocate for “common-sense” regulations of their murderous industry, abortion will...
  • New Komen CEO Won’t Reveal Her Abortion Position But Donated to Obama

    06/24/2013 10:32:38 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 6/24/13 | Steven Ertelt
    The new president of Komen for the Cure is refusing to detail her position on abortion. That will likely only add to the furor the breast cancer charity has caused within the pro-life community — where its initial decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood and its backtracking days later cost it dearly with pro-life Americans. As LifeNews reported, Komen has a new president and CEO. The breast cancer charity named Judith Salerno to replace founder Nancy Brinker, whose promise to her dying sister begat a fundraising powerhouse has faced significant controversy. Brinker announced last summer she would step down following an...
  • Obama's Late-Term Abortion Conundrum

    06/24/2013 4:52:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 24, 2013 | Star Parker
    The House passed a historic piece of legislation last week that prohibits late term abortion. The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” -- introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) along with 187 co-sponsors and passed in the House by a vote of 228 to 196 -- prohibits abortion after 20 weeks. As Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) noted in her remarks, science is clear that, at the end of the second trimester of pregnancy, the unborn child feels pain. This initiative was a response in the House to the outrage triggered by the Kermit Gosnell tragedy, with the Philadelphia abortion doctor recently...
  • Kanye West, pro-abort role model

    06/23/2013 8:45:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    live action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Well, it finally happened: rapper Kanye West and professional famehound Kim Kardashian had their baby, a girl, this weekend. Unfortunately for the “happy” couple, though, the birth was marred by an ill-timed leaking of a single off Kanye West’s newest album, Yeezus. (The title is a mix of Kanye’s nickname, Ye, and Jesus. Get it?) Just before Kim gave birth to his child, the song “Blood on the Leaves” hit the internet, and considering that this song is basically an ode to abortion, the leak was ill-timed indeed. In the song, West tells the tale of a married man who...
  • Web Site Behind Ads With Pregnant Teen Boys Promotes Abortion

    06/23/2013 8:24:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life news ^ | Nancy Flanders
    Chicago, IL (LiveActionNews) — If you live in Chicago, or anywhere else with a news channel, it’s likely you’ve seen one of these ads depicting pregnant teenage boys. The Chicago Department of Health followed Milwaukee’s lead by plastering them on billboards and buses across the city in an attempt to lower their teen pregnancy rate, which is reportedly 1.5 times higher than the national average. Shocking? Yes. Will they grab the attention of hyperactive, immature teenagers? For a second. Are they likely to stop teens from engaging in risky behavior? I don’t think so. Especially since the website these ads...
  • ‘Mom, Dad, I’m pro-life’: the day I came out to my liberal parents

    06/22/2013 4:15:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1-18-13 | Sierra Champion
    Mom, Dad, I’m pro-life. The day I “outed” myself to my ultra-liberal family, I was terrified. These are the people who basically tried to bully me into aborting my son (aka, their grandson) back in 2011. Lord knows I love them, but I was seriously considering taking this to the grave. You’ve got to understand that I’ve always been the person in my family to keep my opinions to myself. Thank goodness I didn’t do that when I found out I was pregnant at 17 years old. I can date back several family issues that came up where I would...
  • My Abortion, at 23 Weeks

    06/22/2013 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 20, 2013 | JUDY NICASTRO
    KIRKLAND, Wash. — I BELIEVE that parenthood starts before conception, at the moment you decide you want a child, and are ready and able to create a safe and loving home for her or him. I support abortion rights, but I reject the false distinction between the terms “pro-choice” and “pro-life.” Here’s why. A lawyer by training, I was 38 when I completed a term on the Seattle City Council. Two years later, I married my husband, who is five years younger. We wanted children, and started trying right away, but had trouble conceiving. Using in vitro fertilization, we had...
  • Planned Parenthood promoting Obamacare

    06/22/2013 8:07:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    politico ^ | KATHRYN SMITH
    Planned Parenthood is diving into a new area of education, not without its own controversy: Obamacare. The group’s more than 750 health centers across the country will be promoting the health law and helping women find out about new coverage options for themselves and their families before — and after — enrollment begins Oct. 1. They’re creating everything from refrigerator magnets to online apps that help people enroll in a health plan. Some affiliates will be applying to become official government-funded “navigators” to give people more hands-on help through the signup process. Planned Parenthood says its health centers see nearly...
  • Attorney for Abortionist Who Twists Necks Off Babies: He’s Innocent

    06/22/2013 7:58:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life news ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    About 20 activists turned out at a press conference yesterday held by several national pro-life groups in front of one of Douglas Karpen’s Houston abortion clinics where former workers say Gosnell-like atrocities occurred, including the intentional killing of babies born alive during abortions. Dr. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union in Washington, D.C. addressed the crowd saying, “Kermit Gosnell is not an anomaly. Planned Parenthood and others who support abortion tried to make it seem like it was. … Believe me when I say that abortionists across America are continuing where Gosnell left off.” Philadelphia’s Kermit Gosnell...
  • High School Bars Student With Down Syndrome From Cheerleading Squad

    06/21/2013 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    life news ^ | Katie McCann
    “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” This inspirational statement has been taken to heart by many in disabled communities for its uplifting and liberating spirit. Unfortunately, Marion County’s Elgin High School is not taking it to heart. It is to the school’s great shame that Allison Williams, a fourteen year-old student with Down Syndrome, was barred from its cheerleading squad. Rather than espousing a can-do, positive attitude, Elgin’s non-competitive squad, which doesn’t do tumbling or pyramids, told Alli’s parents that “even with accommodations she would not meet the minimum criteria to be a cheerleader.” Furthermore, even if...
  • Democrat goes off on late-term abortion ban: ‘This bill is an abomination!’ (Video)

    06/20/2013 8:41:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    life site ^ | ben johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2013 ( – Although religious rhetoric is usually associated with the pro-life movement, one Democrat sounded like a hellfire and brimstone preacher while defending late-term abortion on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. “This bill is an abomination!” said Rep. Gwen Moore, D-WI. “Plain and simple, at its foundation, at its heart, is utter disrespect for the dignity and health of women.” Arizona Congressman Trent Franks introduced the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797) to prevent atrocities like those committed by Kermit Gosnell and Douglas Karpen, who are accused (and in the...
  • Allyson Schwartz Still Silent on if She Referred Women to Kermit Gosnell

    06/20/2013 6:40:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Pennsylvania voters still want to know: Did Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz, when she ran an abortion business in the state, refer women to Kermit Gosnell’s infamous abortion facility. Betty Berry of Susquehanna Township is one voter who wants to know, and she wrote a letter to the editor to that effect. Given the desire of voters for transparency, I am puzzled by the fact that gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz has failed to answer a simple question: As the operator of a facility that performed abortions in Philadelphia, did she ever refer clients to Kermit Gosnell, who was recently convicted...
  • Priests Demand Pelosi Renounce Catholicism After Abortion is “Sacred Ground” Comment

    06/20/2013 3:55:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s comments that defending late-term abortions is “sacred ground” to her was apparently the last straw for a national organization of Catholic priests active in pro-life work. “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. I don’t think it should have anything to do with politics,” she continued saying about the bill to ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks. In an open letter to Pelosi, Priests for Life says her comments make a “mockery of the Catholic faith.” “With this statement, you make a mockery of the...
  • Chelsea Clinton Laments: My Grandmother Did Not Have Access to Planned Parenthood

    06/20/2013 3:45:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    life news ^ | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    New York, NY (CFAM) — From the stage at the recent Women Deliver conference, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea revealed that her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents who “did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide.” Chelsea’s grandmother was born of an unintended pregnancy. And new research shows that her family is not alone in treasuring a person who – if Planned Parenthood had been successful – would not have been born. “Every child a wanted child” is the rallying cry of family planning...
  • Anti-Disabled Bigotry: It’s How You Say It?

    06/19/2013 9:16:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | June 19th, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Colin Brewer, who disgustingly called for the infanticide of disabled infants some time ago, is apparently under police investigation for those comments. From the Independent story: A councillor who compared disabled children with deformed lambs that are dealt with at birth by “smashing them against a wall” is being investigated by police over his comments, it emerged. Brewer also claimed in an interview there were good arguments for killing some disabled babies with high support needs because of the cost of providing them with services…
  • Congresswoman Holds Back Tears Urging Democrats to Ban Late Abortions

    06/19/2013 9:04:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Democrats came to the House floor yesterday one after another refusing to support a ban on late-term abortions the House eventually passed on a mostly part-line vote. One congresswoman, in describing how abortion kills unborn children, was so distressed to see so many lawmakers ignoring their plight she had to hold back tears during her speech on the House floor. Rep. Virginia Foxx, a North Carolina Republican, told her colleagues: “May we, in love, defend the unborn. May we, in humility, confront this national sin, and may we mourn what abortion reveals about the conscience of our nation.” “Madam Speaker,...
  • New York Governor Pushing New Version of Radical Abortion Bill

    06/19/2013 8:50:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Anna Franzonello and William Saunders
    Governor Cuomo keeps wrongly insisting that the abortion provision of his so-called “Women’s Equality Act” aligns with “federal law.” The “amended” bill Cuomo introduced yesterday contains the same problems as his first attempt. Americans United for Life has repeatedly explained that the bill’s reference to the 1973 case Roe v. Wade, and Roe alone, pointedly ignores important cases which have modified the controversial decision in significant ways. But Cuomo does not need to take AUL’s word for it. Representative Jerry Nadler, a liberal Democrat representing New York’s 10th congressional district, recently made the same point during a committee mark-up of...
  • Ivy League Professor: GOP Supports Abortion Ban to Regain 'White Supremacy'

    06/19/2013 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    fox news insiders ^ | fox news insider
    As seen on America Live With Megyn Kelly On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled House voted to impose a nationwide ban on abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy. The measure, however, will not be considered by the Democrat-led Senate, and President Obama has said he would veto it. Democrats criticized Republicans for what they see as a new attack on abortion rights. In a recent MSNBC panel discussion on the bill, University of Pennsylvania professor Salamisha Tillet suggested that this is a racial issue. She expressed the possibility that Republicans support abortion bans so that white women will keep having babies, thereby...
  • Harry Reid Challenged to Allow Vote on Late-Term Abortion Ban

    06/19/2013 7:44:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Now that the House of Representatives has passed the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, pro-life advocates and the bill’s sponsor are challenging pro-abortion Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote in the Senate. The vote for the bill broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. The House approved the bill on a 228-196 vote with 6 Democrats voting for the bill and 6 Republicans voting against it. Now the question is whether Reid will allow a up or down vote on the measure...
  • Democrats: Banning Late-Term Abortions is “Stupid, Offensive, Cowardly, Cruel”

    06/19/2013 7:40:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    life news ^ | Tony Perkins
    It was anything but business as usual on the House floor yesterday, as the two parties bitterly fought over a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks. Emotions were raw from the opening gavel, when Democrats objected to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) managing the debate on a bill that they called “stupid” (Rep. Charlie Dent, D-Pa.), “offensive” (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.), “cowardly,” (Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y.), “cruel,” (Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.), “blatantly unconstitutional,” “borne of ignorance,” and an “insult to the intelligence of women.” The Left is so fiercely protective of America’s culture of killing it is unwilling, even...
  • Planned Parenthood on raped and pregnant 13-year-old: ‘Comprehensive sex ed can make a difference’

    06/19/2013 7:16:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life site ^ | Rebecca Frazer
    June 19, 2013 ( - In September of 2012, a thirteen-year-old girl from Elwood, Indiana was overpowered and raped by her seventeen-year-old neighbor and became pregnant as a result. Her abuser was found guilty of molesting her and two other child victims and faces sentencing this week. The girl, now fourteen, chose to carry the baby to term and is due in early July. The crime is tragic, but not rare. According to the Guttmacher Institute, in Indiana, hundreds of girls aged fourteen and under become pregnant each year. Most of these pregnancies are the result of child molestation. Under...
  • Our friend, Vinnie [Vince Flynn]

    06/19/2013 4:50:46 PM PDT · by rhema · 27 replies
    Catholic Hot Dish ^ | 6/19/13 | Kathy Schneeman
    Vince Flynn was calling his next book The Survivor. He got the idea for this title while on a trip to Cabo in February. A friend, Roberto, made him a cake (with the aid of his minions) that looked like a book. “Survivor Man” was written along the bottom on edible paper. He took a look at that dessert and said, “Wow, that would be a great title for my novel!” That vacation was the last time Vinnie felt well enough to walk around much. In fact, he even made it to a beach located a few resorts away to...
  • New Komen for the Cure CEO headed group behind HHS birth control mandate

    06/19/2013 4:18:20 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/18/13 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    Embattled breast cancer awareness group Komen for the Cure has announced the selection of a new CEO, Judith A. Salerno. Salerno currently serves as executive director and chief operating officer of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a chief adviser to the Obama Administration regarding the implementation of Obamacare. Under Salerno’s leadership, the IOM told the Obama Administration that insurance companies should be forced to pay for contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-causing drugs for all women, without co-pays. That recommendation became the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate, which requires employers to provide such insurance plans for their female employees or face heavy fines,...
  • House Passes Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    06/19/2013 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The House of Representatives today approved a that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth. The vote for the bill broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. The House approved the bill on a 228-196 vote with 6 Democrats voting for the bill and 6 Republicans voting against it. (See end for how members voted). The bill, if it receives a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate, is not expected to pass and pro-abortion President Barack Obama has issued a veto threat. But pro-life...
  • When does life begin…for living babies?

    06/19/2013 1:11:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site ^ | Murray Vasser
    June 19, 2013 ( - Words are powerful. They can be used to illuminate, and they can be used to conceal. Consider this excerpt from MSNBC’s Meet the Press: Pastor Rick Warren clearly asked, “At what point does a baby get human rights?” but for some reason Tom Brokaw seemed to be hearing another question, “When does life begin?” “When does life begin?” The abortion debate is so often framed around that question, but of course, that question is entirely irrelevant to the abortion debate. Abortions can only be performed on living babies! If the human fetus was not alive,...
  • Why Is the Pro-Life Message Winning and Traditional Marriage Losing?

    06/19/2013 7:29:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON – Since Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 40 years ago, anti-abortion activists have successfully passed legislation regulating and restricting the right to an abortion, and they have been successful at moving public opinion in their direction. On the marriage issue, though, public opinion has moved in recent years toward allowing the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples, and 12 states and the District of Columbia have redefined marriage. Given that the pro-life and pro-marriage causes are two of the core issues of social conservatives, or the Christian Right social movement, why is...
  • Breaking: House passes nationwide 20-week ban on abortion (includes full roll call vote)

    06/18/2013 6:20:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 114 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 18, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2013 ( – The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would restrict all abortions nationwide to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797), introduced by Arizona Republica Trent Franks, would end abortion after a point that scientists agree unborn children can feel pain. In a nearly party-line vote, the measure passed 228-196. Six Democrats voted yes. Six Republicans voted against the bill. Ten Congressmen did not vote. The full roll call, showing how every Congressman voted, is below. Democrats who voted yes include: Henry Cuellar of Texas,...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Abortion is at the Heart of Society’s Ills

    06/18/2013 1:09:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    life news ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — On his radio show Friday, Rush Limbaugh delivered a powerful monologue (transcript, video) asserting that in addition to its innate monstrousness, abortion is “at the root of our cultural decay” as a nation, its impact stretching from respect for life and personal responsibility to crime, immigration, and the economy: If you use the popularly accepted figure of 1.3 million abortions a year, go back to Roe vs. Wade 1973, 52 million taxpayers haven’t been born, is the way Washington looks at it. They don’t look at it morally. They don’t look at it in any kind...
  • Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    06/18/2013 1:05:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama has issued a veto threat of a bill the House of Representatives will vote on tomorrow that would ban abortions from after 20-weeks* all the way to birth. The White House this afternoon issued a Statement of Administration Policy indicating President Obama’s advisors would recommend that he veto the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act if it were presented for his signature. The SAP containing a veto threat is standard for occasions when the president will almost certainly veto legislation pending in Congress. The SAP on the late-term abortion ban reads: The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 1797, which...
  • The Western Emperor Has No Clothes On

    06/16/2013 3:17:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | June 16, 2003 | Conrad Mbewe
    Even if you tried to bury your head in the sand, you can still hear the tremor in the ground of the Western carnival that is coming. The music and dancing are getting louder and louder. It is one of human-rights-with-no-holds-barred. It is coming with all the revelry that you would expect. It cannot be ignored. However, one problem with this procession is that it long left its original route. There are no principles to guide it, except the whims of those who are hiding behind its masks and leading it in whichever direction they please. Even those of us...
  • Will D. Campbell, preacher and civil rights activist*, *dies at 88 (* AND PRO LIFE ACTIVIST)

    06/15/2013 10:43:23 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | June 08, 2013 | Emily Langer
    The Rev. Will D. Campbell, a self-described “bootleg preacher” who became the most prominent white clergyman in the South to fight for racial equality during the civil rights movement, died June 3 in Nashville. He was 88. Rev. Campbell was ordained a minister while still in his teens but came to distrust organized religion and to prefer preaching anywhere, as he liked to say, but under a steeple. He documented his life and philosophy in more than a dozen books, including “Brother to a Dragonfly,” a finalist for a 1978 National Book Award. Growing up during the Great Depression,...
  • Parents’ suffering sufficient reason to kill dying newborns: Dutch Medical Association

    06/15/2013 6:46:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life site ^ | Michael Cook
    June 14, 2013 ( - The Netherland and Belgium seem to be in a race to the bottom of medical ethics. Early in the week, Belgium was ahead by a nose. Its Parliament reportedly reached a consensus on expanding controversial euthanasia policies to include access for gravely ill children. But the very next day the Netherlands broke clear and lunged ahead. The Dutch press reported an even more startling development on the euthanasia front. Distress felt by parents of a dying newborn is a justification for killing their child, declared the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG), which represents doctors in...
  • This Won’t Turn Out Well: The IRS prepares to enforce Obamacare’s contraception mandate.

    06/15/2013 4:23:38 AM PDT · by rhema · 48 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/17/13 | Ashley E. McGuire
    On August 1, the one-year “safe harbor” for religious charities objecting to provisions of Obamacare will end. Starting then, these nonprofit employers will be forced to violate their religious beliefs or pay large fines. In charge of collecting the fines will be our recently newsworthy friends at the Internal Revenue Service. To recap how we got here: In 2010 a panel created by the new health care law determined that all health insurance policies provided by employers must cover contraception, sterilization, and abortion drugs free of charge. Employers not complying with this Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate will be...
  • The Grey Lady’s Grudging Abortion Admission

    06/15/2013 3:59:23 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/14/13 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    In its upcoming Sunday magazine, it acknowledges most women turned away from clinics are happy they gave birth.Talk about burying the lead. In a piece in its upcoming Sunday magazine, the New York Times allows in an absurdly roundabout way that a recent study has found that the vast majority of women denied abortions end up glad that they gave birth. If you blink, you might miss the decisive quote from the researcher, Diana Greene Foster. It comes very late in the piece: “About 5 percent of the women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn’t. And...
  • ‘What happens to women who are denied abortions?’ 95% live happily ever after

    06/14/2013 7:58:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    life site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    NEW YORK CITY, June 14, 2013 ( – The New York Times Magazine will run a story this Sunday with the ominous title “What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions?” Written by Joshua Lang, a student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, the story attempts to answer the question using the “Turnaway Study,” a study of some 200 women who sought abortions and were turned away, mostly due to being too far along to legally perform the procedure. The study was performed by a group of pro-abortion researchers looking to catalog the negative effects of giving birth to...
  • Bodies of Babies Gosnell Brutalized in Abortions Will be Cremated, Buried

    06/14/2013 12:07:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office denied a request from a leading pro-life Catholic priest to give the babies abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell killed in brutal infanticides, official now say the babies will be cremated and buried. Gosnell was convicted last month of first-degree murder and he has 30 days to reconsider his decision not to appeal the conviction. Once that process is over, tomorrow, the city will follow its normal procedures by conducting cremation and burial of the bodies of the 47 babies, according to city spokesman Mark McDonald said. McDonald did not say where the cremation and burial...
  • House Votes Next Week on Bill Banning Abortions at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

    06/14/2013 12:02:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The full House of Representatives will vote next week on a bill that would ban abortions nationwide at 20 weeks of pregnancy. On Wednesday, a committee passed the bill on a 20-12 vote and the measure now heads to the full House floor where it is expected to receive a debate and vote next week. Republicans are supportive of the measure while Democrats are generally opposed to it. The National Right to Life Committee is one of many pro-life organizations that support the bill and are urging pro-life advocates to contact members of Congress to urge a vote for it....
  • If Pelosi’s a “Practicing Catholic” Why Can’t She Follow Church Abortion Teaching?

    06/14/2013 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi made more eye-rolling comments yesterday when she called defending legal abortions to the point of opposing a late-term abortion ban “sacred ground.” “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this,” Pelosi said about efforts to stop late-term abortions. “This shouldn’t have anything to do with politics.” The head of a pro-life women’s group has a good question for Pelosi: If she is truly a “practicing Catholic” why can’t she support the Catholic Church’s pro-life teachings against abortions? “As a mother and practicing Catholic, I have a...