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Today's blog posts:

DOMA comes under fire at Supreme Court

Ben JohnsonWed Mar 27 18:23 ESTFamily
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the law creates “two kinds of marriage: the full marriage, and then this sort of skim milk marriage.”

Shouting match breaks out at Gosnell abortion murder trial

Operation Rescue staff                                  Wed Mar 27 12:05 ESTAbortion
After McMahon’s five-hour attempt to prevent Rohrig’s testimony from reaching the jury Minehart ruled that Rohrig should be allowed to testify.

I’m gay, and I oppose gay marriage

Doug Mainwaring                                  Wed Mar 27 09:29 ESTOpinion
Same-sex marriage will not expand rights and freedoms in our nation. It will not redefine marriage. It will undefine it.

Matching-gift update

jfideroWed Mar 27 09:42 ESTCommentary
I am excited to say, with 1 day remaining, we only have $2500 of the $5,000 matching gift left to raise!

Supreme Court unlikely to redefine ‘marriage,’ court-watchers say

Ben JohnsonWed Mar 27 17:58 ESTHomosexuality
Justice Alito asked, “You want us to step in and render a decision” on same-sex “marriage,” which is “newer than cell phones or the internet?”
Justice Anthony Kennedy is considered the court's swing vote

Heartbeat bill pushed in eleventh hour drama in Kansas

Operation Rescue staff                                  Wed Mar 27 12:46 ESTAbortion
“This bill is better than the bill just signed into law in North Dakota and has the potential to strike at the heart of Roe v. Wade and save thousands upon thousands of innocent lives," said Troy Newman of Operation Rescue.

Fmr. Obama HHS official, Michelle Obama assistant is new Florida Planned Parenthood CEO

Ben JohnsonWed Mar 27 12:17 ESTAbortion
Stephanie Marshall, CEO of Planned Parenthood in Collier County, Florida, helped the first lady fight childhood obesity.
Stephanie A. Marshall.

Planned Parenthood closes Connecticut facility

Ben JohnsonWed Mar 27 10:55 ESTAbortion
The business previously offered “abortion referral,” abortifacient “emergency contraception,” and “LGBT services.” 

Alabama moves to shut down unlicensed abortion facility

Ben JohnsonWed Mar 27 10:30 ESTAbortion
State officials concluded the office is providing abortions by a doctor with a history of injuring women.

Decision on Canada’s motion to condemn sex-selective abortion expected Thursday

Patrick B. CraineWed Mar 27 15:40 ESTAbortion
On Wednesday, Tory MP Mark Warawa appealed a parliamentary committee's to nix his motion.

‘Backbench revolt’? Pro-life Tory MPs decry silencing by Harper leadership

Patrick B. CraineWed Mar 27 15:12 ESTAbortion
In the wake of the Conservatives' collusion with the NDP to nix Mark Warawa's gendercide motion, pro-life MPs are accusing the party of preventing them from speaking in the House on certain topics.

MP Warawa appeals decision to nix gendercide motion today

Patrick B. CraineWed Mar 27 12:30 ESTAbortion
Conservative MP Mark Warawa is set to appear before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) today at 3:30 p.m. EST to appeal last week’s declaration that his motion to condemn gendercide was non-voteable.

Who decides what is best for the patient?

The EditorsWed Mar 27 16:46 ESTOpinion
In the end it is the patient or his designated surrogate who must weigh the burdens and the potential benefits of care and decide what is in his best interest.

French study: 20 deaths per year attributed to contraceptive pill use

Thaddeus BaklinskiWed Mar 27 16:01 ESTContraception
Between 2000 and 2011, contraceptive pills were linked to an average of 2,529 annual cases of venous thromboembolism.

2 doctors, 103 women, 1 day - sterilisation quota achieved

Carolyn Moynihan                                  Wed Mar 27 13:51 ESTOpinion
India's target-driven quotas for female sterilisation are producing horrific scenes, all with the aid of Western money.

American Girl Dolls: divorce and the legacy of the ‘70s

John Stonestreet                                  Wed Mar 27 13:27 ESTOpinion
American Girl dolls teach history and tell stories at the same time. But Julie from the ‘70s hits too close to home.

UK gov’t given go-ahead for ‘three-parent’ genetically altered embryos

Hilary WhiteWed Mar 27 11:36 ESTBioethics
The report has been passed on to ministers who will consider whether to bring forward legislation.

ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS completely ignore Gosnell trial

Brent Bozell                                  Wed Mar 27 10:32 ESTOpinion
The liberal media know an abortion outrage when they hear it. Sadly they only seem to hear them from the mouths of Republican candidates.

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