Friday, February 17, 2012

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Friday, February 17, 2012

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Alabama Supreme Court in landmark ruling: ‘each person has a God-given right to life’

Ben Johnson Fri Feb 17 19:42 EST Abortion

A concurring opinion specifically stated that Roe v. Wade's viability standard “should be rejected by other states until the day it is overruled by the United States Supreme Court.”

Pro-life women don’t count? Cecile Richards misleads that no women testified about HHS mandate

Ben Johnson Fri Feb 17 10:01 EST Freedom

“How can Congress hold a hearing about birth control and not let any women speak?” she asked of a panel that included two pro-life women.

As Romney’s polls drop, ‘the last conservative standing is Rick Santorum’

Ben Johnson Fri Feb 17 09:21 EST Faith

Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, conservative activist Richard Viguerie, Deal Hudson, and a Romney campaign spokesperson forecast the Republican primary race in Michigan – and beyond.

Obama admin responds to lawsuit: don’t rule yet because we might change mandate later

Kathleen Gilbert Fri Feb 17 18:44 EST Contraception

“Apparently, the administration has decided that the mandate, as written and finalized, is constitutionally indefensible,” said Hannah Smith, senior counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

A new challenge: Santorum remarks on birth control raises media ire, debate

Kathleen Gilbert Fri Feb 17 18:24 EST Contraception

As news of presidential candidate Rick Santorum's opposition to birth control spreads alongside outrage over Obama's insurance mandate, the spark of a nearly extinct debate in the media is being steadily fanned.

Facebook censors pro-life image, but allows do-it-yourself abortion instructions

John Jalsevac Fri Feb 17 15:16 EST Abortion

"Facebook will allow girls to learn how to do an abortion themselves at home with no doctor's supervision ... but they will not allow them to see what an abortion looks like," said pro-life acativist Bryan Kemper.

Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

Kathleen Gilbert Fri Feb 17 14:56 EST Abortion

What do Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, "father of the sexual revolution" Alfred Kinsey, Lenin, and Hitler have in common?

Dem. congressman lectures bishop, rabbi, Christian leaders on HHS mandate

Ben Johnson Fri Feb 17 09:00 EST Freedom

Rep. Connolly accused the leaders of being “complicit in the trampling of freedom" and of "being used for a political agenda" for opposing the Obama admin's birth control mandate.

Court ruling wrests education authority from parents, hands to state: head lawyer in case

Patrick B. Craine Fri Feb 17 20:38 EST Faith

Lawyers and commentators involved in the crucial Canadian case are calling the ruling a devastating blow for parental rights.

Ontario school hosts school-wide GSA assembly, gay speaker re-interprets Bible, Catholicism

Patrick B. Craine Fri Feb 17 19:14 EST Faith

The speaker identified herself as a lesbian “youth worship leader” from a synagogue and held herself out to be an authority on Old Testament Scripture.

EU abortion roundup: Albania gender imbalance due to sex-selection; Spanish abortion bankrupt

Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Feb 17 18:10 EST Abortion

The Council of Europe has revealed that sex-selective abortion is widely practiced in Albania.

EU family roundup: Criticize homosexuality in Sweden and go to jail?: No problem for European court

Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Feb 17 18:01 EST Homosexuality

Meanwhile, an English Catholic bishop has urged MPs to resist Tory “gay marriage” proposals, while a pro-homosexual NGO is under fire for not really being an NGO.

Government can’t force us to be ‘executioners’: Spanish medical association on abortion

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Fri Feb 17 17:40 EST Abortion

The society dictates laws, but doctors don't have to be executioners," Carmen Rodriguez, president of the Asturias Medical College, said.

Trudeau’s last stand: unrestricted abortion or he’s gone

Patrick B. Craine Fri Feb 17 14:56 EST Abortion

Pundits are predicting Justin Trudeau's prospects for the Liberal Party leadership are over, but my question is: in light of the growing evidence of his extreme pro-abortion views, how long will Catholic leaders continue to prop up those leadership prospects?

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