Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Heroic News: “5th Grader saves classmate's life” plus 14 more

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5th Grader saves classmate's life

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 12:49 PM PDT

Safety patrol guard Evan Siegel to receive major national award for saving fellow student's life.

Free condoms... for 11-year olds

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 11:24 AM PDT

The campaign, launched by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, is called Take Control, and offers information about a variety of sexual health topics including sexually transmitted disease prevention and pregnancy.

PETA offering free vasectomies for man, man's best friend

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 10:58 AM PDT

Animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is offering up a free vasectomy to a man who recently had his pet neutered. Calling the contest a “two-fer,” the group is offering up one vasectomy – a reimbursement of up to $500 once the procedure is confirmed – so “one lucky man be reproduction free, free of charge, just like his pooch or feline friend.”

Scientist calls out colleagues over ESCR hype

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 10:57 AM PDT

"Embryonic stem-cell research was completely overhyped, in terms of its promise. And people knew it at the time. I tried to say so myself at different times myself, even though I support embryonic stem-cell research. But this notion that people would be out of their wheelchairs within a year if we could just get embryonic stem-cell research funded was just ludicrous."

Brownback signs landmark pro life bills

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 09:40 AM PDT

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed two anti-abortion bills, including one that bans abortion after 21 weeks based on the view that a fetus can feel pain at that point, officials said Tuesday.

TSA still frisking children

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 09:30 AM PDT

"We struggle to teach our kids to protect themselves, to say 'no, it's not ok to touch me in this way in this area," the girl's mother, Selena Drexel, said. "Yet here we are saying it's ok for these people." If we don't find other ways we're making them more vulnerable, she said.

Pro-Abortion Emily's List targets pro-life lawmakers

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 08:12 AM PDT

Emily's List, the pro-abortion group that only supports the most extreme pro-abortion women for Congress, has expanded the list of targets pro-life members it hopes to defeat in the next election cycle.

Gay assault on religious freedoms

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 08:06 AM PDT

State senators are looking at legislation that would make it okay for state-funded childcare facilities to make their services off-limits to the children of same-sex 'couples.'

Abortion and the negation of love

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 07:54 AM PDT

If they only knew, they wouldn't—they couldn't—continue to support abortion. But they do know. And the abortions continue. Not because we live in a culture of death but because we live in a culture of me.

Guttmacher releases biased survey slamming religious beliefs

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 07:53 AM PDT

Contraceptive use by Catholics and Evangelical—including those who attend religious services most frequently—is the norm, according to a new Guttmacher report.

Sex education, not better supervision for children in Austrailian foster care system

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 06:55 AM PDT

Sex education courses could be taught to children in state care as soon as next year in response to troubling reports of a 12 year old girl's pregnancy and allegations of prostitution of 14 and 15 year olds in the same state home.

IRS Attacks Pro-Life Organization

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 06:53 AM PDT

“These requests suggest that the IRS may be denying or delaying tax-exempt status based upon the organization's pro-life message, rather than any legitimate exemption concern.

Eugenic screening touted as 'improvement' in IVF protocol

Posted: 13 Apr 2011 06:49 AM PDT

A new method has been developed to carry out preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) by analyzing all chromosomes and transferring selected embryos to the recipient uterus in the same in vitro fertilization cycle. This eliminates the need to freeze them.

Scandal on campus

Posted: 12 Apr 2011 03:00 PM PDT

The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) issued a devastating report titled “A Scandalous Relationship: Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood” unearthing more than 150 current and past connections of Catholic colleges and universities to the national abortion provider.

Child sex trafficking is growing, even in U.S.

Posted: 12 Apr 2011 08:47 AM PDT

Commercial sexual exploitation remains a major problem among the young in the United States, with an estimated 100,000 U.S. children trafficked annually, experts say.