Friday, December 13, 2013

Heroic News: “Pa. sexual orientation bill could 'coerce' Catholic institutions” plus 6 more


Legislation introduced in Pennsylvania to prevent discrimination could end up prohibiting Catholic schools from requiring teachers to abide by Catholic teaching, religious freedom advocates in the state are warning.
In a message sent to the Americas on Dec. 12, a day the Catholic Church celebrates in honor of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, Pope Francis, who was named Person of the Year this week by Time magazine, said that America is called to be “a land prepared to accept life at every stage, from the mother’s womb to old age.”
Pro-life groups are pleased that funding for stem cell research has shifted in recent years from embryonic stem cells to adult stem cells in both liberal California and Maryland as well as funds from the federal government.
917PP“In 2012, abortions made up 93.8 percent of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 5.6 percent (19,506) and 0.6 percent (2,197), respectively,” the Susan B. Anthony List noted in a fact sheet. “For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 149 abortions.”
On Wednesday, media personality Star Jones joined Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards for an off-the-record discussion of reproductive health and Planned Parenthood’s future with a room full of African-American female "influencers."

Why do women have abortions late in their pregnancies? It could be because they are often college-age, in a shaky relationship with the would-be father, and have financial problems, especially when a $650 first-trimester abortion time-lags into an $1,850 procedure, says a new study.

The most successful hashtags go beyond their original provenance – but that can mean losing control of the message. So it was with trending topic #PraytoEndAbortion, which began on the right on Thursday as a way to share pro life messages on Twitter.