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IN RESPONSE to the letter to the editor with the title "Think you have control over your own body, ladies?" [Feb. 6], I would like to share a counterpoint from Dr. Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of NARAL, America's largest abortion lobby group.
On Dec. 1, 2009, I flew to New York to interview Dr. Nathanson, who felt personally responsible for killing 75,000 children while he advanced unfettered abortion in the 1970s, and gave me a message to carry to America. I promised him I would carry his message and never stop.
Letter to the Editor, March 17, 2012
In his article about the PERSONHOOD BILL, HB1, Dr. Joseph Glanfortoni stated:
“This law is flawed religiously, historically, scientifically and medically. The legalities and problems that this law could impose on the medical community and, for that matter, on the public as a whole could be catastrophic.”
Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus 'ordinary business'
LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders.
The state of Texas is defying attacks form the Obama administration in the form of threats to revoke federal funding if the state cuts of its funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state lawmakers have directed the Texas Health and Human Services commissioner to sign a rule yesterday that officially bans Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses from participating in the Texas’ Women’s Health Program.
Specail ALERT at end of this article, please help fight for the rights of the unborn person! See how a baby developes, heart chambers forming and heart beating only weeks after conception.
On the measure's first day in the Senate after it cleared the House on Tuesday, abortion opponents rallied at the state Capitol to support House Bill 1, which would define life as beginning at conception.
Nearly 100 people gathered Wednesday at Capitol Square's Bell Tower to advocate for the measure, wearing yellow scarves and carrying yellow balloons, along with "Support HB1" posters that depicted a baby.
The bill would impart the rights of "personhood" to a human embryo at the moment of conception, creating a civil cause of action for the wrongful death of an unborn child killed by the negligent or criminal act of a third party.
Does Governor McDonnell have his eyes on the V.P spot in November and is maneuvering to appease pro-choice advocates? See out cry from Virginia Christians.
Tom White: VARight: We hope not, but given the fact that Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is often named on everyone’s short list for Vice President, and his strong support for Virginia’s anointed Republican candidate Mitt Romney, it is a question that is being raised often in Pro-life circles.
And we all know about the abortion flip-flops that Mitt Romney has made. He was for abortion before he was against it.
Make no mistake. The raging controversy over the Obama Administration’s refusal to exempt religious organizations from onerous health care mandates is a big deal. A very big deal.
But why? What’s really at issue here?
Despite what the media and the Obama Administration are telling you, it’s not just a battle between the so-called “archaic beliefs” of the Catholic Church on the one hand and advocates of women’s health on the other. It’s not just about access to abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization, bad as that is.
WASHINGTON, February 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The White House announced today that, instead of forcing religious employers to pay for birth control, it will force insurance companies to offer the drugs free of charge to all women, no matter where they work.
The plan, put forward as a concession to freedom of religion, was immediately denounced by Catholic Rep. Chris Smith as fundamentally the exact same mandate.
It was 19 years after the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, which was based on a lie, that the Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA. v. Casey decision in 1992 was issued. The “joint opinion” representing the views of the Court was written by Justices O'Connor, Souter, and Kennedy. It contained a section that perked the interests of some legal scholars. One of them was Joe Tucker, a black law professor who said to me, “It's a shame that at least one state had not outlawed abortion prior to this ruling.”
The Christian Legal Society is deeply troubled by the Administration’s refusal to reconsider its policy to coerce faith-based institutions to pay for abortion-inducing drugs. Quite simply, the Administration’s deliberate indifference to Americans’ religious liberty is staggering.
Under the new health care law, the federal government mandates that all employers’ insurance plans include coverage of “preventive services.” On August 3, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services explicitly broadened “preventive services” to include mandated coverage of contraceptives, including abortion-inducing drugs.
Virginia women seeking an abortion may soon be required to undergo an ultrasound first.
The Virginia Senate approved the requirement Wednesday on a 21-18 vote mainly along party lines. It is the first significant anti-abortion measure to pass the Senate since Republicans took effective control of the chamber following the fall elections; more are pending.
The Obama Administration's has shown its cards. It is using ideology to trump religious freedom.
I’ve told you that the Obama Administration is intentionally restricting religious freedom. I’ve told you we are in danger of losing the right to exercise our faith in public.
Well, maybe I’ve been too understated. The attack is relentless.
Just recently, the Obama Administration announced that the Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare, requires that employers pay for contraception, including abortifacients, and that Catholic institutions are not exempt from this requirement.
Virginia Christian Alliance and The Valley Family Forum
Urgent Alert -- Ask VA Senators for Help -- Call Now!
One of our top priority pro-life bills in the VA General Assembly this year is a strong "Right to Life" bill also referred to "Wrongful Death" bill sponsored by Del. Bob Marshall (HB 1). Unfortunately, Sen. Bill Stanley has just filed a much weaker and more problematic alternative (SB 674) that must be either withdrawn or defeated.
Sanctity of Human Life