Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Heroic News: “Pope Francis surprises March for Life with tweet of support” plus 6 more


Pope Francis surprised U.S. pro-lifers this morning with a tweet signaling his support for them as hundreds of thousands of activists prepare to join the U.S. March for Life in Washington.
"I have learned over the last year that the tone I used to use when talking about abortion was not always very loving or very effective. When Pope Francis said that thing about some of us being "obsessed with abortion", he was right. In fact, until about a year ago - in my pro life zeal - this is the only issue I would post about on Facebook."
A new Knights of Columbus/Marist poll released Wednesday shows that more than six in 10 Americans believe that abortion is morally wrong.
The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa tell KATU-TV that their religious beliefs have not changed after Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries determined the Portland-area bakery violated the civil rights of a same-sex couple. Owner Aaron Klein says it almost seems as if the state is hostile toward Christian
Part of the history that medicine forgets is the reason we started thinking of brain death as death. We didn't really start thinking of brain death as death until doctors at Harvard discovered that if we were to define it that way we'd be able to harvest organs for transplantation.
"So many Americans grow up without ever having held or spent time with a baby, and are taught that pregnancy is an expensive catastrophe to be avoided at all costs. People with this warped view are easy to persuade that a fetus is a parasite with no right to life."

More than four decades after the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, the vast majority of Americans are still very uncomfortable with the reality of widespread abortion in the United States.