Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

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* Breaking: Planned Parenthood throws in $1 million towel on Michigan mega-abortion clinic  - Jill Stanek
* ‘Right to die’?: These incredible people found meaning in their lives, despite severe disabilities - Peter Saunders

FCC to act on 1.5 million complaints backlog after Supreme Court ruling upholds indecency law

Kathleen Gilbert Thu Jun 21 17:31 EST Family

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is free to enforce its indecency law, although the two networks suing the FCC won in their specific complaints of unfair punishment.

‘Sharply divided’ Supreme Court postpones ObamaCare decision

Kathleen Gilbert Thu Jun 21 13:29 EST Abortion

A ruling on the health care reform law will not come until at least next week, according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Lesbians sue to force Catholic hospital to provide same-sex benefits, undermine DOMA

Calvin Freiburger Thu Jun 21 12:28 EST Homosexuality

The couple is assaulting religious liberty by “sleuth, deception, and a wholesale disregard for the democratic process," Bill Donohue told

Bill Donohue, Catholic League president, defends marriage.

Study: Belief in Hell is associated with reduced crime

LifeSiteNews staff Thu Jun 21 13:27 EST Faith

"It's possible that people who don't believe in the possibility of punishment in the afterlife feel like they can get away with unethical behavior. There is less of a divine deterrent."

House committee approves ObamaCare abortion coverage ban, stops taxpayer funding of abortion in D.C.

Kathleen Gilbert Thu Jun 21 10:37 EST Abortion

A Republican amendment passes, and a Democratic amendment fails.

Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-MS, introduced the amendments.

Minnesota Monastery gone wild: priest urges vote against marriage amendment

Patrick B. Craine Thu Jun 21 10:31 EST Faith

Collegeville, Minnesota’s notoriously liberal St. John’s Abbey is in the spotlight once again as one of its monks urges Catholics to oppose the cause for true marriage.

Swiss vote brings death-peddlers into nursing homes

Peter Baklinski Thu Jun 21 15:23 EST Euthanasia

The local health minister offered a compromise so the election would not be won by "people whose minds were closed to assisted suicide."

The ‘incredible pain’ that followed years after her ‘Jewish abortion’

Dave Andrusko Thu Jun 21 12:07 EST Opinion

I had not read or heard about the essay that appeared on the Jewish parenting site Kveller titled, “My Jewish Abortion” when it ran in May.

Why does it take stories like this to prick our consciences on abortion?

Peter Saunders Thu Jun 21 11:29 EST Opinion

Abortion is so commonplace that few stories about it now have the capacity to shock, but there are exceptions.

130,000 elderly patients killed every year by ‘death pathway’, claims leading UK doctor

Thaddeus Baklinski Thu Jun 21 10:02 EST Euthanasia

Dr. Patrick Pullicino cited "pressure on beds and difficulty with nursing confused or difficult-to-manage elderly patients" as factors.

My aunt’s killer should not be an excuse to kill

Patrick B. Craine Thu Jun 21 07:57 EST Euthanasia

ALS seems to be the poster child for the ‘right to die’ movement. It is a ghastly disease, but has a very human face to it, and it is precisely that humanity that puts me firmly against euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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