Politics and U.S. Current Events
Posted 5/13/13 at 5:56 PM | CP Blogs
In today's big abortion news story a jury in Philadelphia convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell of 3 first-degree murder charges and involuntary manslaughter for a patient that died inside his abortion clinic.
The Gosnell court trial is not the first abortion-related scandal in America. The New York Times investigated abortionists in the 1800s. These news news stories are retold in Marvin Olasky's book The Press and Abortion, 1838-1988 which covers the first 150 years of the abortion conflict in America.
In response to the Time's news coverage, Congress passed the Comstock Act which banned abortion ads through the mail.
After Roe v. Wade decriminalized abortion throughout the nation, many abortion businesses soon opened with numerous women being harmed by legal abortions. Early prolife activists such as the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League investigated the abortionists and tried to get the press to report on abortion clinic abuses.
In 1978 the Chicago Sun-Times published a series of investigative articles on the topic of abortion but the news stories had little impact on the nation. I wasn't able to find this series in Google News Archive, but did find a UPI article summarizing the Chicago Sun-Times story. FULL POST
Posted 5/13/13 at 4:57 PM | American Life League |
By Paul E. Rondeau
Washington, D.C., May 10, 2013 -- Over the past months, the horror perpetrated on women and babies at Women’s Medical Society in Philadelphia, and the sensational serial murder trial of its operator Kermit Gosnell, continue to be totally ignored by mainstream media. Are they afraid to cover the story?
This blackout is necessary because the liberal media knows that Gosnell is far from the exception, and the abortion industry cannot survive scrutiny.
For the most part, only Fox News, local Philly media, and pro-life outlets like LifeNews, LifeSiteNews, and JillStanek.com doggedly reported the gruesome testimony of filth, unlicensed staff as young as 15 years old administering drugs or sonograms, Gosnell’s bizarre collection of severed baby parts, and drains clogged with baby remains and blood.
Even after complaints from his own staff and others, Gosnell was only busted in what authorities thought was a pill mill raid: Instead, they found a scene belonging in Saw or Texas Chainsaw Massacre. FULL POST
Posted 5/13/13 at 4:27 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
Eight major studies of identical twins in Australia, the U.S., and Scandinavia during the last two decades all arrive at the same conclusion: gays were not born that way.
“At best genetics is a minor factor,” says Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Whitehead worked for the New Zealand government as a scientific researcher for 24 years, then spent four years working for the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency. Most recently, he serves as a consultant to Japanese universities about the effects of radiation exposure. His PhD is in biochemistry and statistics.
Identical twins have the same genes or DNA. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions. If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is gay, the co-twin should also be gay.
“Because they have identical DNA, it ought to be 100%,” Dr. Whitehead notes. But the studies reveal something else. “If an identical twin has same-sex attraction the chances the co-twin has it are only about 11% for men and 14% for women.” FULL POST
Posted 5/13/13 at 4:11 PM | Alliance Defending Freedom
In a dramatic reversal, high school officials in North Dakota immediately changed their decision to censor a student’s pro-life message when they received a letter from Alliance Defending Freedom. This story of belief and repentance began when a student put up a pro-life poster in a school hallway as part of a health class assignment which called students to display posters and brochures about a health-related issue of their choosing. But when the pro-life poster went up, parents complained to the principal and on Facebook. Caving to these complaints, the principal then had the poster removed. Thankfully, the story doesn’t end there. Alliance Defending Freedom quickly informed the officials about their unconstitutional acts, and the very next day after receiving the letter, the officials agreed to apologize to the student and to return her pro-life poster to the hallway. FULL POST
Posted 5/13/13 at 3:44 PM | CP Blogs |
Today a jury in Philadelphia convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell on three counts of murder. The complicated court case involved initially 380 counts, reported Life News. Some of the charges were thrown out for lacking enough evidence.
The Christian Post reports, "Abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar who died at his late-term abortion clinic, and three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of four babies born alive inside the Women's Medical Society abortion clinic in West Philadelphia, Pa., that he operated for 40 years."
This sad story shows what can happen when abortion clinics are not inspected. Abortionists fail to meet minimal standards of care.
According to ABC News, "Pennsylvania authorities had failed to conduct routine inspections of all of its abortion clinics for 15 years by the time Gosnell's facility was raided and closed down. In the scandal's aftermath, two top state health department officials were fired, and Pennsylvania imposed tougher rules for clinics."
Media bias is also apparent in that many mainstream media outlets barely reported on the court case. MSNBC still hasn't reported the court results on its website.
Posted 5/13/13 at 11:46 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices |
By Wade Burleson
Oklahoma is one of a handful of states who has been actively engaged in the political arena in opposing any possible foothold of Sharia Law within our borders. Our state has undergone a heavy dose of criticism for what is perceived by elitists as a bigoted and backward political maneuvering.
Yesterday the Australian news agency's Channel 7 broadcast a two-part special entitled ABANDONED. It is the gut-wrenching story of an Australian woman named Alicia Gaili who was brutally raped and beaten in Dubai by three men. According to Yahoo News: "Alone and frightened, Alicia took herself to hospital. What she didn’t know is that under the UAE’s strict sharia laws, if the perpetrator does not confess, a rape cannot be convicted without four adult Muslim male witnesses. Alicia was charged with having illicit sex outside marriage, and thrown in a filthy jail cell for eight months."
Does Oklahoma look so backwards now? In this age of political correctness, it is incumbent upon Americans who know their history and the Judeo-Christian heritage of United States law to not just say "no" to Sharia Law, but to oppose it like the greatest generation of Americans past opposed Nazism and Bolshevism. Neville Chamberlain tried to make peace with Adolph Hitler, believing Hitler had no desire for expansion of the Aryan ideals and principles throughout Europe. He was wrong, and it cost the lives of millions of people. FULL POST
Posted 5/13/13 at 10:24 AM | Kae Am
Disclaimer: this has a picture from pop culture, and a picture from a 2012 campaign underneath the page break.
In an earlier article about abortion, I had stated emphatically that in a culture in which women are considered things for use, the results of such use are likewise considered things to use or to throw away. In other words, when women are regarded as things for sexual use and then as things for disposal afterward, then natural result of this use (the conception of children) are likewise regards as things for disposal. The humanity of women has been ignored and denigrated. The humanity of children has been ignored and denigrated.
Sometimes the most extreme examples explain the issue the best. Extreme examples amplify societal beliefs and attitudes to their ultimate end so that the underlying problems and the results of these problems become clearer and more obvious to see. Thus, as a society, we can see social problems more clearly.
This is a very sensitive issue, and not many people can fully comprehend what these women suffered through and survived through. I bring this up to educate people about our social problems so that people can apply this learning to become a better society. I have blogged repeatedly that abortion is dehumanizing and degrading to women. Abortion degrades and dehumanizes both women and their children. The abortions were forced in the case of Ariel Castro, but were supposedly legal in the case of Kermit Gosnell who also faces murder charges. FULL POST
Posted 5/10/13 at 6:10 PM | Alliance Defending Freedom |
Religious liberty will likely take a step forward May 22, when the New York City Council votes on a resolution asking the New York Legislature to overturn a state law that permits the New York City public school policy that bans private worship services in the vacant buildings when school is not in session.
This is the latest turn in the ongoing effort to repeal the New York City public school’s anti-worship service policy. Alliance Defending Freedom’s lawsuit on behalf of NYC church Bronx Household of Faith is also challenging the policy in court. Currently, churches and other religious groups are holding worship services in the schools because of a federal district court injunction against the policy issued in June 2012. The City appealed the court order, and we are awaiting a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York City. FULL POST
Posted 5/10/13 at 4:55 PM | Bill Blacquiere |
Economic realities of the last few years have had a significant effect on many parents. They struggle—from providing basic needs such as food and a place to live to securing adequate childcare as they work in full- or part-time jobs that do not earn enough for them to provide life-giving homes for their children. The United States Census Bureau reported that in 2011, there were 46.2 million people in poverty. Many others are fighting each day to stay above that poverty line.
Bethany sees people and families in these situations daily, and strives to provide assistance with various programs and by partnering with others to meet needs and keep families together. The following are a few of examples.
Life Impact Fund
Research has shown that over 70 percent of women have an abortion due to financial reasons. In the United States, only 1.3 percent of births to unmarried women result in adoption. Some of the birthparents coming to us indicate that they cannot afford to raise another child as they already have one or two children. These are single parents who are working and trying to support themselves and their children. Bethany's counselors work with these mothers in a variety of ways to help them parent their children—providing assistance with immediate and urgent financial needs through our Life Impact Fund. Through this fund, small amounts of aid are provided that can help a woman with rent or food for her family’s immediate need. It is our desire that if an expectant mother chooses to place her child for adoption, it is for reasons beyond financial need. FULL POST
Posted 5/10/13 at 1:15 PM | American Life League
By Judie Brown
Mother’s Day is Sunday. Traditionally, it is a day to honor and respect all that mothers do and sacrifice for the sake of their children. And while this day is important, special, and necessary, we can’t help but wonder what our country would be like if we celebrated mothers every day. If mothers and babies were held in the highest regard, as they should be, each and every day of the year, think about the lives that could be spared. Think about the heartache that would not come about because a mother chose to abort her child. That would truly be a celebration.
In this era of motherhood by choice, we confront an oddity that I could never have imagined would occur in my lifetime. It becomes much more evident at this special time of year when we honor our mothers and express our sincere appreciation for the sacrifices they made for us during our childhood and beyond. FULL POST