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  • Obama endorses Planned Parenthood: ‘you’ll never stop fighting for choice and neither will I’

    03/29/2012 4:04:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/29/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an unusually candid video addressed to Planned Parenthood, President Obama assured the billion-dollar abortion organization of his continued support and touted his record blocking efforts to defund the group by pro-life “professional politicians.” “For you and for most Americans, protecting women’s health is a mission that stands above politics,” said the president in a video posted to Youtube by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Yet in the past year you’ve had politicians who want to deny millions of women the care they rely on, and inject themselves into decisions that are best made...
  • Tebow in Babylon

    03/29/2012 4:12:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/27/12 | Ross Douthat
    The Prophet Jonah was sent to Nineveh. St. Paul was sent to Athens, Macedonia, Rome. And now Tim Tebow has been sent to New York City. There was a moment last week when it looked as if the trade shipping Tebow from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets might somehow fall through - that Tebow might end up a Jacksonville Jaguar instead, with a guaranteed starting job, a heavily evangelical fan base, and none of the insanity involved in eclipsing Jeremy Lin as the most famous Christian athlete in Babylon-upon-the-Hudson. O ye of little faith. Did you think...
  • What sort of misanthrope campaigns for the 'right to die'?

    03/28/2012 4:24:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/27/12 | Brendan O'Neill
    It says a lot about the opinion-forming classes that pretty much the only right they get excited about these days is the "right to die". They treat the right to free speech as a negotiable commodity which may be snatched away from un-PC people. They have given the nod to the watering down of other essential rights, such as the right to trial by jury and the right to silence. But the "right to die"? They cleave to that like crazy. It is the one right which, if you will forgive the pun, they would die for. Today, MPs are...
  • "Terri Schiavo Priest" Issues Anniversary Statement

    03/28/2012 4:12:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | 3/26/12 | Father Frank Pavone
    New York, NY -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, who became known as the "Terri Schiavo Priest" because of his involvement in the case back in 2005, issued the following statement in preparation for the seventh anniversary of her death on March 31: "None of us who were in Terri's room during her final weeks and hours will ever forget the intense spiritual and emotional impact of that experience. Terri's death was not a dignified, peaceful, beautiful event, like the proponents of euthanasia want to paint it. Instead, it was violent, ugly, and offensive to the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: EUGENIC STERILIZATION, 03-28-12

    03/28/2012 9:09:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):EUGENIC STERILIZATION Depriving people of their generative powers in order to eliminate offspring having allegedly undesirable traits and to develop an environment more advantageous for human beings having allegedly desirable traits. the Catholic Church forbids the procedure because "public magistrates have no direct power over the bodies of their subjects. therefore, where no crime has taken place and there is no cause for grave punishment, they can never directly harm or tamper with the integrity of the body, either for reasons of eugenics or for any other reason' (Pius XI, Casti Connubii, II, 68-70). All items...
  • Promoting Abortion Worldwide Has Demographic Consequences

    03/27/2012 4:10:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/27/12 | Ken Connor
    They say what goes around comes around, or to paraphrase the Good Book, you reap what you sow. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in recent global data on abortion. For years, feminists have maintained that women will not be truly free or equal unless they are free to abort their unborn children. They have sought to elevate abortion to sacramental status. It has been the defining issue of the feminist movement for decades. Ironically, this ideology of “liberation” and the reckless disregard for innocent life that it engenders hurts females more than any other group. Turns out that...
  • Pepsi named one of “world’s most ethical companies” despite exploitation of aborted babies

    03/27/2012 4:01:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/27/12 | Christine Dhanagom
    NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the midst of a pro-life boycott over PepsiCo’s use of aborted fetal cells in flavor research, a prestigious international think tank has designated the soft drink company one of the “world’s most ethical companies.” According to Ethisphere, the California based organization that produces the list, the ranking honors those companies that “go beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translate those words into action,” and “demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries.” The recently released 2011 list names 110 companies, including Pepsi. Several other pro-life boycott targets were also...
  • Pro-life 'October Baby' rejected by major studios, blitzes box office

    03/27/2012 2:47:04 PM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-27-2012 | By Hollie McKay
    The Hunger Games” wasn’t the only film to hit box office paydirt this past weekend. Although it only opened in 390 theaters, the anti-abortion drama “October Baby,” starring John Schneider,earned the second-highest-per-screen average, bringing in almost $2 million in ticket sales. “I was shattered when I first learned about the story. I was moved and mesmerized. I wasn’t an activist, I was just someone who was shattered by the truth,” director Jon Erwin told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “Here is our little film, small budget, in the top ten (at the box office). We are thrilled, blown away.” “October Baby” follows...
  • Abortionist accused of cannibalism caught illegally dumping abortion records

    03/27/2012 11:29:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/27/2012 | Editors
    Overland Park, Kansas, March 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) — On a tip from a local woman, the Kansas City Star has recovered over 1,000 abortion medical records from 2001-2002 that were illegally dumped in a public recycling bin by the discredited abortionist Krishna Rajanna, who was infamously accused of engaging in cannibalism by a former staff member. The files contained names, addresses and other sensitive information about abortion patients at Rajanna’s now-closed Affordable Medical Center. The newspaper has since turned the documents over to the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. The documents could be used as evidence in a possible...
  • Suicide: The Unexpected but Proven Result

    03/27/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action ^ | 3/27/2012 | Heidi Miller
    The latest Human Rights Report on China (2010) from the Department of State links the One Child Policy with high female suicide rates in China: A high female suicide rate continued to be a serious problem. According to the World Bank and the World Health Organization, there were approximately 500 female suicides per day in 2009. The Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center reported in 2009 that the suicide rate for females was three times higher than for males. Many observers believed that violence against women and girls, discrimination in education and employment, the traditional preference for male children, birth-limitation...
  • She went in for an abortion, and then the ultrasound showed quadruplets

    03/27/2012 10:36:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/27/2012 | Shawn Carney
    March 26, 2012 (40DaysforLife.com) - Here we are — the final Monday of this 40 Days for Life campaign. And the stories of God’s miracles keep rolling in! In the first 33 days of prayer and fasting, there have been 496 babies saved from abortion — that we know of! Here are just a few stories from the sidewalk. INSIDE STORIES You may remember a story last week about an abortion center employee advising a young woman not to have an abortion after her ultrasound showed pictures of twins. Well — a campaign director in another location wrote me to...
  • What do women think of women?

    03/27/2012 9:38:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/27/2012 | John-Henry Westen
    This month of March, Pope Benedict XVI issued a prayer request which was intriguing – it was about women. It was all the more intriguing for me since my eldest child – Hannah-Marie – is fast approaching her 16th birthday and has often complained about not being able to serve Mass as do her many younger brothers. The Pope’s prayer intention for March was: “That the whole world may recognize the contribution of women to the development of society.” I thought it may be of benefit to ask some of the many prayerful and inspirational Catholic women I have been...
  • Pro-life women lawmakers just ‘men with breasts?’: Pennsylvania Rep.

    03/27/2012 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/27/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    HARRISBURG, March 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Pennsylvania state lawmaker has called her female colleagues who co-sponsored a pro-life ultrasound bill “men with breasts.” Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Philadelphia, was speaking at a Democratic rally on Monday against the measure. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2011&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=1077&pn=2511 which The bill requires that an ultrasound be performed 24 hours before an abortion in order to document the gestational age of the child to be aborted, and that women be given the option of viewing the ultrasound image or hearing the fetal heartbeat if they choose. Rep. Babette Josephs “They’re trying all these experiments on us,” said Josephs of...
  • Pope Gives New Twist to Pro-Life Rhetoric

    03/27/2012 7:15:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 3/26/12 | John L Allen Jr
    Especially in the West, Catholic politicians who don’t vote in accord with official church teaching on contentious issues such as abortion and gay marriage often distinguish between their private beliefs and their public roles. I may privately oppose these things, they argue, but I can’t impose those convictions on a pluralistic culture. As a result, rejection of this private/public distinction has become a staple of Catholic pro-life rhetoric. The argument is usually that it's at best inconsistent, and at worst a form of cowardice, to espouse one position in church and another in the halls of Congress. Pro-lifers often cite...
  • Parisian pro-lifers don clown garb and unite in massive ‘flashmob’ against euthanasia

    03/26/2012 4:42:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 9+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/26/12 | Jeanne Smits
    March 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A pro-life event made the national news on French television Saturday evening when “Alliance Vita” organized a giant flashmob against euthanasia on the “Parvis des droits de l’homme” (“Human Rights Square”) at the Trocadéro in Paris. Seven hundred people, young and old, holding red hearts with the slogan “Caring, not killing,” filled the esplanade facing the Eiffel Tower and danced to the sounds of Paul McCartney’s Live and Let Die. The secret of the demonstration was carefully kept, with friends calling trusted friends to join the mystery event that was scheduled to coincide with...
  • “October Baby” Is a Gift

    03/24/2012 3:35:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Ce.com ^ | March 23rd, 2012 | Harold Fickett
    “October Baby” Is a Gift Movies & MusicMarch 23rd, 2012 Harold Fickett Rachel Hendrix as Hannah Editor’s Note: For more on October Baby–reviews, pictures, and videos with special features–see this special CE information page.  Everyone in America should see October Baby and cherish it like the innocent life it celebrates.Not because it’s a perfect film.  It’s based on a great story, though, an important story, and one we haven’t seen before; in the end, it packs the wallop of greatness despite its flaws.  October Baby is a beautiful woman, who could use some help with accessorizing.  She’s still a stunner,...
  • AAR: Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally, Washington DC

    03/23/2012 9:01:05 PM PDT · by ottbmare · 17 replies · 2+ views
    March 23, 2012 | self
    Today tens of thousands of Americans gathered in 140 cities to peacefully protest the "HHS Mandate". This recent mandate of the US Department of Health and Human Services requires religious institutions and faithful employers to provide insurance coverage of contraceptive drugs and devices, sterilization services, and abortion-producing drugs, even if this coverage is anathema to them. The mandate levies crushing fines on any institution that attempts to opt out of paying for such coverage. Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Jews, and Muslims are all strongly opposed to providing coverage of such services, and since HHS and the Obama Administration have been absolutely...
  • She loves abortion, but hates adoption

    03/23/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews/Live Action News ^ | 3/23/12 | Nancy Flanders
    March 23, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) -Jessica DelBalzo loves abortion. We know this because she wrote an entire post for RH Reality Check about her unwavering adoration for the legal termination of unborn children and her desire to keep abortion anything but rare. In her opinion, pro-choicers who say abortion should be rare are implying that abortion is wrong and are just trying to please pro-lifers. She writes: Terminating a pregnancy is not an unethical act, yet suggesting that abortion should be rare implies that there is something undesirable about having one. … Suggesting that abortion be ‘safe, legal, and rare,’ and...
  • Lots of Babies and lots of Smiles... Here comes the Catholic Church!

    03/23/2012 10:58:47 AM PDT · by koinonia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 6, 2012 | Catholic Sistas
    Cecile Richards does not Speak for Me, Here Comes the Catholic Church! This video was made in response to Cecile Richards calling on women to make videos called "I have a say". We are women who are Catholic and we have a say and the men who love us and treat us with dignity and respect and they also have a say.
  • Stand Up for Religious Freedom Friday,March 23 Noon

    03/23/2012 5:55:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Join us Friday March 23 at Noon as we Rally in defense of religious freesom and Stand Up against the Obama administration's HHS Mandate at federal buildings in cities across the country.
  • Judge Forces Obama Admin to Stop Harassing Pro-Life Activist

    03/22/2012 10:19:44 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Lifenes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal judge’s ruling has forced the Obama administration to drop its harassment of a Colorado-based pro-life advocate who provides abortion alternatives to women outside Denver abortion facilities. As LifeNews reported in January, pro-life attorneys were successful in getting a judge to stop an attempt by the Obama administration to silence a pro-life activist who, for years, has been helping women outside abortion centers find positive alternatives.   Thomas More Society attorneys defeated a request by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for a preliminary injunction against longtime Denver area pro-life activist Ken Scott. After a full-day hearing, U.S. District Judge...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Peter Singer Has No Right to Judge Anyone’s Ethics

    03/22/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 3/22/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    When I read that Peter Singer was going to sit in judgment of the ethics of meat eaters for the ridiculous “The Ethicist” feature of the NYT Magazine, I thought that it figures. I have seen the mainstream media engage in far too much airbrushing of bad people–Kevorkian–and people holding wrong ideas–Singer–to just let it go. So, I decided to put some of what Singer actually believes out there as a refresher course. From “Peter Singer Has No Right to Judge Anyone’s Ethics” in the Daily Caller: Only The New York Times would hold an essay contest about “ethics” and...
  • ‘Your God’s wrong’: Judge erupts in angry tirade, sends pro-life activist back to jail

    03/22/2012 12:56:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/22/2012 | Tony Gosgnach
    TORONTO, Ontario, March 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ontario Court of Justice judge erupted in a lengthy, angry tirade against pro-life activist Mary Wagner – and ejected a spectator from the public gallery – in a downtown Toronto courtroom Wednesday. The judge then sent Wagner to jail for an additional 92 days, added to 88 days already served prior to trial, after finding her guilty of mischief and two counts of failing to comply with probation orders. The charges related to Wagner’s November 8 arrest at the site of the Bloor West Village “Women’s Clinic.” Wagner has been arrested on...
  • Find a Women's Health Program doctor in Texas

    03/22/2012 8:40:05 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 13 replies
    WingRight.org ^ | March 22, 2012 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    Planned Parenthood ("PP") for years has used the media and fraud to bring in clients when those women could have gone to a family doctor or OB/Gyn. Below are three ways to find a local doctor who participates with the Women's Health Program in Texas. As a woman doctor, mother and grandmother from Texas, I support Governor Perry in his support of the law, passed once again by the Texas Legislature last summer, that prohibits any of our tax funds going to any "affiliate" of abortionists. Senate Bill 7, the huge law covering Texas medical financing, was passed in the...
  • Pro-life leaders praise ‘October Baby’: Movie opens in US theatres Friday

    03/21/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    NASHVILLE, March 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The widely praised, life-affirming movie ‘October Baby’ premiers in select theatres across the U.S. on Friday, March 23. The producers explain that October Baby shines a light on a real but little-known topic: survivors of attempted abortions. Survivors themselves say that there are thousands of individuals who have survived attempted abortions, although their fate is a seldom-tracked statistic. Many of these survivors have grown up to speak out on life-related issues. “There are more of us than what most people realize,” said Gianna Jessen, an abortion survivor who speaks nationally on the subject. “I...
  • Texas hospital starving patient against family wishes

    03/21/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    Spero News ^ | 3/20/12 | Spero News
    Texas Right to Life denounced the decision by physicians to allegedly eliminate hydration and feeding of a patient under their care in a Texas hospital. According to the group, the hospital has refused to allow the patient and his family to take him to a nearby hospice for care. A March 20 news release from Texas Right to Life, “Willie breathed on his own through the night, but he is being dehydrated and starved to death. Because he hasn’t been fed or watered, his heart rate is dangerously low. After he breathed steadily last night, the hospital discussed hospice with...
  • Disturbingly one-sided TV show promotes euthanizing children with disabilities

    03/21/2012 2:20:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/21/2012 | Alex Schadenberg
    Taking Mercy, an edition of the Global TV program “16x9” in Canada, concerns a mother, Annette Corriveau, who wants her children with disabilities to be killed by euthanasia. The show also features Robert Latimer, the man who killed his daughter Tracy in 1993. Tracy had Cerebral Palsy. The show speaks to pro-euthanasia ethicist Arthur Schaefer who suggests that Robert Latimer should have been given “mercy.” Schaefer also suggests that Corriveau should simply stop feeding her children, but Corriveau says she does not wish to starve her children to death. This is a dangerously one-sided show. Taking Mercy represents the first...
  • Women and Religious Liberty

    03/21/2012 9:28:32 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/21/2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    For Jeanne Monahan, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, defending Americans’ religious liberty is a matter of human dignity. She testified before the House Judiciary Committee last month during their hearing on “Executive Overreach: The HHS Mandate Versus Religious Liberty.” Monahan talks with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about the perniciousness of the coercive HHS mandate for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. and some of the common myths about it. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: What is the HHS mandate fight about? Religion? Liberty? Birth control? Abortion? Uncompromising Democrats? Uncompromising Republicans? JEANNE MONAHAN: This is...
  • Planned Parenthood speaker: Good parents let teens have sex at home

    03/21/2012 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies · 1+ views
    life site news ^ | 3/21/2012 | Ben Johnson
    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As critics accuse Planned Parenthood of trying to facilitate the sex lives of minors, a featured speaker at one of the abortion provider’s local affiliates has suggested parents allow their teenage children to have sex in their home. Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties invited Amy T. Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, to keynote the organization’s “Consider This” luncheon last week. Dr. Schalet, an assistant sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, said American parents should be more like their...
  • Pro Life Movie: October Baby - opens Friday

    03/20/2012 11:54:04 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    October Baby Movie ^ | March 21, 2012 | vanity
    It is interesting the groups promoting this film: AFA CWA (Concerned Women of America) Focus on the Family Heartbeat International Hope for Orphans Care Net The Hopeline Students for Life Bethany Christian Services 10% of the profits for this movie is being donated to Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to help women facing crisis pregnancies.
  • Charge: U.S. selling aborted baby body parts

    03/20/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    One News Now ^ | March 19, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    Even though the practice is a criminal offense, one pro-lifer asserts that body parts are being harvested from aborted babies and used for research purposes in the U.S. and abroad. After an investigation by Life Dynamics revealed the practice, Investigate Magazine, a New Zealand-based current affairs publication from a conservative Christian standpoint, went on to determine that a Maryland brokerage firm has been arranging the sale of parts of American aborted babies to the University of Auckland medical school in New Zealand for experiments. Mark Crutcher, founder and president of Life Dynamics, says there is no excuse for this project...
  • Old people ‘not safe’ in Scottish hospitals, nurses say

    03/20/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 3+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Andrew Whitaker
    OLDER patients are “not safe” on hospital wards in Scotland because of a lack of qualified nurses to care for them, a hard-hitting report from the body representing the nursing profession has warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) findings come after it emerged the number of nurses in Scotland’s hospitals plummeted by thousands in just over two years, with further nursing posts lost during the last few months of 2011. The report suggests there is just one nurse caring for nearly ten patients on old people’s wards. A survey of almost 1,700 nurses found that 78 per cent said...
  • Massive, systemic Planned Parenthood fraud on brink of exposure?

    03/20/2012 2:37:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    The backstory, from LifeNews.com, March 12: Former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the abortion business claiming its Texas affiliate knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and covered up its actions…. The formerly sealed federal “whistleblower” suit… was made public [March 9] and was filed in 2009 by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Johnson…. The suit alleges that Planned Parenthood knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2007 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from the Texas Women’s Health Program for products and services not reimbursable by that...
  • Notre Dame Under Fire for Pro-Abortion Internships

    03/20/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies · 2+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The University of Notre Dame may be Catholic but it is once again coming under fire from pro-life advocates. Last time it was because the university gave platform to pro-abortion President Barack Obama and bestowed upon him an honorary degree. This time, Notre Dame is upsetting pro-life groups for promoting internships for its students with pro-abortion organizations. According to Tradition Family Property Student Action Director John Ritchie, Notre Dame is offering students “summer internship opportunities” at several notorious pro-abortion organizations. “Our majors have interned at the following organizations,” states the university’s web site, which includes: •Center for American Progress •Emily’s...
  • Put on Your Shoes: We Can Win This One

    03/20/2012 9:29:15 AM PDT · by rhema · 1 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | Chuck Colson
    The media and the Administration don't want you to know it, but most Americans oppose the HHS mandate. The most important talking point used by those who support the HHS contraception mandate is that the Catholic Bishops and their allies are "out-of-touch" and represent a minority view. You have no doubt heard things like "98 percent of Catholic women use contraception" and "most Americans, especially women, support the HHS mandate." Well, it's not true. The first assertion is based on a study by the Guttmacher Institute, which as an affiliate of Planned Parenthood, is hardly an objective observer. Even the...
  • NYC, Abortion Capital

    03/20/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2012 | By Greg Pfundstein
    Today the Chiaroscuro Foundation released an interactive map illustrating the abortion ratio by zip code in New York City from 2000 to 2009. This is a continuation of our effort to raise awareness of the extremely high rate of abortion in New York City.Much could be said about these data. While the total number of abortions, as well as the abortion ratio, is down over the period citywide, both the number of abortions and the abortion ratio increased in the majority of zip codes, indicating uneven progress. The number of live births also increased in the majority of zip codes....
  • Tennessee abortion bill would require publishing names of doctors

    03/19/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2012 | Richard Fausset
    The latest salvo in the abortion wars comes in the form of a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that would result in the online publication of the names of doctors who perform abortions, and -- according to critics of the measure -- potentially out individual women who undergo the controversial procedure. The Life Defense Act of 2012, which is under consideration in the Tennessee House of Representatives, would direct the state Health Department to post on its website a report on every abortion, to be filled out by the facility where the procedure takes place. The reports must include the...
  • Using aborted babies' brains OK'd for lab tests

    03/19/2012 1:17:40 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 10 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/16/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories.
  • Responding to Backers of Abortions on Babies With Disabilities

    03/19/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/19/12 | Jess Clark
    Reading through the Slate article: Rick Santorum, Meet My Son, I find myself torn. As another mom in the trenches, I can genuinely feel her love for her son, and the agony of watching him suffer. She is in the battle, and in the battle, sometimes all we can feel is the battle. Also, though, I wish we could sit down for coffee and talk about who her baby is, inside. With my disabled child, I have to be mindful of two realities. One, that his brain is terribly broken; his life is often a battle between life and death,...
  • I’m Going to Kill Our Baby: A Father’s Worst Nightmare

    03/19/2012 12:49:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Life Action News ^ | 3/19/2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    I can’t recall if I first heard about him through an e-mail or a phone call. But I know that when I spoke to him on the phone, he was desperate. A normal working father who already had three other children, he wanted to know if there was something he could do to stop his wife from killing one of their children. Now, if I stopped here with the details of my story and let you ponder the paragraph above, you would understandably be horrified. Why would a mother want to kill her youngest child? Why would the father have...
  • Planned Parenthood Supporters Mock Abortion Survivor

    03/19/2012 12:30:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Live Action News ^ | 3/19/2012 | Jennie Stone
    Nothing seems to infuriate abortion supporters more than having a face put on that “choice.” When confronted with the reality of abortion survivors – namely, Melissa Ohden, who survived a saline abortion in 1977 – pro-choice Planned Parenthood advocates are thrown into a tizzy. They are quick to brush aside such an incredible story as Melissa’s as merely a hoax, because they’re forced to realize that in order to defend the so-called right to abortion, they would have to be content in looking at people like Melissa in the face and saying “you don’t have a right to be alive.”...
  • Whistleblower Lawsuit: Planned Parenthood in Texas Filed Millions in Fraudulent Medicaid Claims

    03/17/2012 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A federal whistleblower lawsuit has been filed against Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, now known as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, charging the provider of abortion services with fraudulent Medicaid claims in the amount of nearly $6 million. The lawsuit, filed by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), on behalf of former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson, accused Planned Parenthood of submitting over 87,000 "false, fraudulent, or ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” under Title XIX, in association with the Texas Women’s Health Program. The Medicaid claims, filed between 2007 and 2009, were valued at more than $5.7 million. The...
  • Santorum: "I Was Basically Pro-Choice All My Life, Until I Ran for Congress" (1995)

    03/17/2012 11:01:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 232 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | December 1995 | Eric Konigsberg
    IN THE SUMMER OF 1989, Rick Santorum and a fellow associate at the Pittsburgh law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart left work to drive to Three Rivers Stadium for the firm's annual softball game. Sitting behind the wheel, Santorum popped in a tape, and on came the reedy voice of a man lecturing as if to a classroom. “Listen,” Santorum said. “Newt Gingrich.” “Who the hell is Newt Gingrich?” the co-worker asked. Santorum explained that Gingrich was a congressman from Georgia, and that he was the guy to listen to if you were considering a future in politics. “At the...
  • The Abortioneers: Men should be especially pro-abortion, because they don’t like babies

    03/17/2012 6:40:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/17/2012 | Nancy Flanders
    March 16, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - The notion that men should have a say in abortion or “reproductive rights” seems preposterous to pro-choice groups. So much so that Planned Parenthood has challenged state laws requiring spousal consent for abortion (Planned Parenthood vs. Danforth, Planned Parenthood vs. Casey). They say that men, even husbands, should have absolutely no right to protect their child from abortion. The same goes for birth control. The latest buzz in the “reproductive rights” circle was that men should have no opinion in the matter. So-called feminists like Sandra Fluke would like us to believe that her uterus...
  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    03/17/2012 3:41:02 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 17 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 16, 2012
    The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories.Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cellsÂ’ effect on vision.In its press release announcing the clinical trial, StemCells Inc. was careful...
  • Ohio Catholic priests to pray exorcism prayers at abortion clinic

    03/17/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/17/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Ohio Catholic priests to pray exorcism prayers at abortion clinic by Kathleen Gilbert Fri Mar 16, 2012 15:53 EST Comments (0) DAYTON, Ohio, March 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For many segments of the population, the realm of demonic activity and exorcisms stays in the movie theater. But for many believers in the pro-life movement, the problem of dealing with evil is a practical question – and one that is taken very seriously. In Dayton, Ohio, it has led one local 40 Days for Life leader to obtain permission from the Archdiocese...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Should Dehydration Be the Default Decision for PVS

    03/17/2012 12:55:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Bioethics exploded into the headlines over the last few weeks after the Journal of Medical Ethics published an article promoting “after-birth abortion,” that is, the right of parents to have infants killed if the child’s presence in life did not serve their (or society’s) interests. But hidden by the sturm und drang over infanticide, Bioethics published another radical proposal that received virtually no attention—but which, if adopted, could result in thousands of persistent vegetative state (PVS) patients being dehydrated to death.The question concerns whether or not to provide such patients with food and water. Tube-supplied sustenance—called artificial nutrition and hydration...
  • Joni Eareckson Tada on Wilberforce Award, 'Better Off Dead Than Disabled' Mentality

    03/16/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2012 | Eryn Sun
    A disturbing belief is spreading within the hearts of many around the world and within America: that a person is better off dead than disabled.But a leading advocate for people with disabilities is fighting that notion and looking to educate the world and the church about the precious lives and rights of "those who seem to be weaker."The Christian Post spoke to Joni Eareckson Tada on Thursday, the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, about her countless achievements for the disabled community, unwavering faith in God, battle with breast cancer, and her latest recognition by Breakpoint...
  • ‘At eight months, my doctor said he would ‘absolutely’ abort my disabled son’

    03/16/2012 3:54:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews/Live Action ^ | 3/16/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    March 16, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - When you walk into Nicole and Steven’s house, you get the sense that they are parents who thoroughly enjoy their three kids. You’ll find Steven running down the narrow hallway while all the kids scream in delight, chasing each other and him. Nicole patiently fixes healthy meals for them while explaining to the youngest that she can’t climb up on the counter to help because the crockpot is just too hot for little hands. You’ll see Titus, their only son proudly popping wheelies in his special wheelchair while the family cheers. They are a family...
  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    03/16/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 148 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/16/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 3/16/12 1:18 PM The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories. Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes...