Saturday, October 03, 2015

ACLU Sues Catholic Hospitals to Force Abortions

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against Trinity Health Corporation, a Catholic health system, for not performing abortions on five mothers with pregnancy complications.  The lawsuit claims that the type of medical conditions these women experienced often result in death of the unborn child as well as health risks to the mother and therefore the baby should be killed immediately without further consideration.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

ACLU Forces Catholic Hospital To Sterilize Woman

California Forces Catholics to Fund Abortion, ACLU Celebrates

ACLU Sues Bishops for Pro-life Beliefs and Practice

ACLU Tells Feds: We'll Force Abortion on Catholic Hospitals

9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Forces Christians into Abortion Business

ObamaCare Loses to Christians in High Court, Again

Also read Pope Francis Decries Abortion Continually, Yet Media Ignore

And read Abortionists Must Defeat Christianity, Hillary Clinton Says

-- From "ACLU sues Catholic hospital chain over emergency abortions" by Liz Szabo, USA TODAY 10/1/15

According to the suit, each of the women had suffered a preterm, premature rupture of membranes, a condition in which the amniotic sac breaks and leaves no fluid around the fetus.

When this happens early in a pregnancy, it virtually always results in fetal death, said Sarah Prager, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington, who is not involved in the lawsuit. Premature rupture of membranes is often caused by an infection. "This is a situation where there is virtually no chance that the fetus will survive," Prager said. "The miscarriage has started. It just hasn't completed."

Women in this situation are at high risk of serious infections and dangerous bleeding, Prager said. Terminating the pregnancy is considered the standard of care, Prager said.

According to the lawsuit, Trinity hospital staff refused to terminate the women's pregnancies. The women developed serious complications, including life-threatening infections, severe pain and hemorrhaging.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Catholic hospital system denies pregnant women appropriate emergency care, claims ACLU suit" by Virginia Gordan, Michigan Radio 10/1/15

The ACLU claims that the Trinity Health Corporation, which is headquartered in Michigan, violates federal law by requiring its doctors to follow the Ethical and Religious Directives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – instead of accepted medical practice.

"The case is really about ensuring that Catholic hospitals follow the same medical practices as all other hospitals," said Brooke Tucker of the ACLU of Michigan.

Tucker said the accepted standard of care in emergency treatment of miscarriages is to complete the miscarriage and terminate the doomed pregnancy to prevent further risk to the woman's health or life.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "ACLU sues Catholic hospital system over abortion policy" by Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press 10/1/15

The American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed an amended complaint Friday against Trinity Health, headquartered in Livonia, in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Trinity Health responded by issuing a statement that said, in part, “This case has no merit.”

“The Ethical and Religious Directives are entirely consistent with high-quality health care, and our clinicians continue to provide superb care throughout the communities we serve,” the statement went on to say. “We are proud that more than 25,000 licensed physicians work directly with our health system and share our commitment to people-centered care."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "ACLU sues Catholic health provider for emergency abortion refusal" by John Agar, Grand Rapids Press 10/2/15

The ACLU says the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, or EMTALA, calls for appropriate emergency care, including abortion when warranted. It says that a public health educator in Michigan found at least five women who suffered miscarriages were denied urgent care because of Catholic directives.

A federal judge earlier this year dismissed a claim that a Catholic anti-abortion doctrine at Musekgon's Mercy Health Partners left her with improper care before she miscarried in 2010.

Trinity Health has 86 hospitals in 21 states, and 126 continuing care facilities, home health and hospice programs, and all-inclusive elderly care programs.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Mich. health system sued for emergency abortion policy" by Candice Williams, The Detroit News 10/1/15

In Michigan, Trinity Health operates the Mercy Health system with five hospital campuses, 60 physician offices and more than 1,300 medical staff physicians as well as the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System with six hospitals, six outpatient health centers, seven urgent care facilities and more than 25 specialty centers.

The ACLU also threatened action last month against a Grand Blanc Catholic hospital for refusing a seriously ill woman's request to be sterilized during her scheduled C-section next month.

Genesys Regional Medical Center — part of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic health system — has refused to allow the obstetrician for Jessica Mann, 33, of Flushing, who has a life-threatening brain tumor and is pregnant, to perform a tubal ligation at the time of the cesarean procedure.

“As a Catholic healthcare system, we follow the ethical and religious directives of the Church," Genesys spokeswoman Cindy Ficorelli said in a statement. "Beyond that, we can't comment on this patient's particular case.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "ACLU Files Lawsuit to Force Catholic Hospitals to Do Abortions" by Sarah Zagorski, 10/2/15

As LifeNews previously reported, the ACLU has been big advocates for abortion and forcing Catholic hospitals to perform them even though it’s against their religious beliefs. In fact, [the] ACLU of Michigan recently lost a lawsuit where they were trying to force Catholic and other religiously affiliated hospitals to do abortions in cases where the mother’s life is supposedly in danger. The judge involved in the case, Robert Holmes Bell, dismissed it and said that Michigan federal courts had no jurisdiction over the bishops conference policy directive and had no business interfering with their religious doctorial decisions.

Then, earlier this year, the ACLU sued the Obama administration for documents it says will show that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is restricting access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant children. In February 2014, the USCCB objected to a new regulation proposed by the Obama administration that would require contractors to provide access to contraception and abortion for unaccompanied immigrant children who have been raped.

In an official letter, the USCCB as well as World Relief, the National Association of Evangelicals and Catholic Relief Services, explained that the new regulation violates religious liberty, specifically the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act [RFRA].

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Kill Baby to Save Mother? No! — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Friday, October 02, 2015

Colorado College Bans Bible Talk, OKs Swear Words

The Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO solicited graduate Michael Lucas for money to fund the new Clear Creek Athletics Complex in exchange for a permanent locker plaque with his name and his choice of a commemorative phrase, but now after donating $2,500, he is suing the President and the Board of Trustees of the college in federal court for censoring his chosen inscription.  The college said that his choice of the words “Colossians 3:23 and Micah 5:9” was unconstitutional, while other donors' choices of “Give ‘Em Hell” and “Take your whiskey clear” were approved.
“The Colorado School of Mines seems to be more interested in silencing or censoring speech that they don’t agree with and specifically religious speech.”
-- Natalie Decker, Alliance Defending Freedom (attorney for Lucas)
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

'God Bless America' Banned from Florida School

Colorado School Bans Jesus Talk During Free Time

Wisconsin Prof. Threatens Student for her Christianity

California Boots College Christian Clubs Across the State

Arizona Schools Ban Christian Football Coaches

Atheists: Ban Christians from Schools in Michigan, West Virginia, Oklahoma, California, Florida, Ohio, etc.

Atheists Force Bible Bans at Colleges Across America

Colleges Hire Humanist Chaplains for the Nonbelievers

Also read President Obama's Defense Dept. Says Bible is Sexist

-- From "Lawsuit Filed Against Colorado School Of Mines Over Locker Plaque" posted at CBS News KCNC-TV4 (Denver, CO) 10/1/15

An email from the School of Mines states they have a policy against unlawful discrimination as a reason for turning down his request.

“It’s a ridiculous position to take to assert that somehow a reference to a Bible verse is inappropriate just because someone might go and look up that particular verse and it contains the word Lord,” said Decker.

Lucas finally agreed to have the passage itself inscribed for one of his Bible verses, Micah 5:9 “Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies, and all your foes will be destroyed.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Colorado College Bans The Words ‘Lord,’ ‘God,’ or ‘Jesus’" by Casey Harper, Daily Caller 10/1/15

[. . . Lucas] says the school refused, saying the words “Lord,” “God,” or “Jesus” cannot be on the nameplates. On top of that, he said Bible verses that include those words are also banned.

Lucas wanted Colossians 3:23 and Micah 5:9 on his donor plate, just the verse citations, not the actual text of the verse.

Colossians 3:23 reads “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

Colorado School of Mines did not respond to request for comment in time for publication.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "College loses cool over Bible verses" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 10/1/15

“Public colleges and universities should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas, especially in a forum like this. The school initially imposed no restrictions – or even guidelines – on the type of message a donor could include, and contrary to what the school is arguing, the First Amendment protects – not restricts – a simple reference to a Bible verse,” said ADF Legal Counsel Natalie Decker.

“It’s patently ridiculous to argue that a Bible reference that doesn’t include the text of the verse is somehow inappropriate simply because someone might look it up and see that ‘Lord’ is mentioned there,” she said.

“CSM officials objected because they said, after the fact, that nameplate quotes could not include the words ‘Lord,’ ‘God’ or ‘Jesus’ or make reference to Bible verses that contain those words. They claimed that to allow them would be a violation of the First Amendment,” ADF explained.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read endless examples of "higher education" hostility toward Christianity in curriculum, and regarding employment, and discrimination in student admissions.
Click to view FOX News interview with Michael Lucas

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Mother Plans Sexual Mutilation of Son, Media Cheer

The mainstream media is ecstatic over a viral YouTube video from Detroit, Michigan by Erica Maison showing her 14-year-old son, Corey, when she gave him a surprise present:  Female hormone medication so that the boy can be prepared for surgery in a few years to remove his genitals.  Corey began pretending to be a girl, including at school, after his mother taught him about "transgender" children.
“We all just want to be loved and accepted by others. And that's all any transgender child wants, is to be loved and accepted fully by their parents.”
-- Erica Maison
For background, read High School Boy Sexually Mutilated, Media Cheer

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Kindergartners Taught Sex Change in Maine School

President Obama's New 'Free' Sexual Mutilation: Gay Agenda

Secret Government-Paid Child Sex Change Surgery in Oregon

Most importantly, read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victims and Professionals

-- From "See This Transgender Teen's Emotional Response to a Life-Changing Gift" by Jennifer Hansler, ABC News 9/30/15

Last week, the transgender teen from Detroit received a life-changing gift inside a little pink and white box: her first dose of estrogen. And her emotional response, caught on camera by her mother, Erica Maison, has gone viral.

Erica said Corey has faced a number of hurdles in the past two-and-a-half years, especially when she “still looked like a boy and was dressing like a girl.” She was turned away from neighborhood parties and scolded for her attire. At school, Corey was bullied so much, Erica said, that she pulled her out in the fifth grade and homeschooled her. Finding medical professionals that specialize in transgender people, let alone transgender teens, was a challenge.

Erica said that things have gotten easier. She and Corey found the gender clinic at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where Corey underwent hormone treatments to stop male puberty. Now with her estrogen treatments, Corey will be able to start female puberty.

Once Corey “looked more like a girl,” Erica said, things became “so much easier.” Corey dismissed her neighborhood bullies, and many of them stopped picking on her. Some even became her friends. Corey even felt comfortable enough to re-enroll in public school for 8th grade.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Video Of Transgender Teen Discovering 1st Hormone Treatment Goes Viral" by CBS News & WWJ-TV62 (Detroit, MI) 9/29/15

The video, less than a minute long, shows Corey Maison  finding a package filled with the first dose of a hormones — which means she has been given the medical go-ahead.

“Today after waiting 2 1/2 years she FINALLY got her estrogen. I picked it up while she was in school so she had no idea. We have been waiting months for the readiness letter to be finalized and sent to Chicago, so had no idea on a timeline of when it would actually happen. Sorry I had to stop recording because we were both blubbering sobbing fools LOL. September 24th is a day I will remember for the rest of my life!” said Corey’s mom, Erica Maison writing on YouTube.

According to her mother, Corey is usually busy riding her penny skateboard, playing Call of Duty on her Xbox, and obsessing over makeup. “She has more than I ever had my entire life,” Erica told BuzzFeed. But this particular day was different. This was the day Corey would be permitted to begin hormone therapy.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Trans Teen's Emotional Reaction To Receiving First Batch Of Hormones Will Melt Your Heart" by Natasha Hinde, The Huffington Post UK 9/30/15

"She had no idea," her mother Erica wrote in the caption for the video, which was uploaded to YouTube.

"We have been waiting months for the readiness letter to be finalised and sent to Chicago, so had no idea on a timeline of when it would actually happen."

The clip shows young Maison sitting on the sofa while her mother tells her to reach behind her and pull out a plastic bag.

The teen then opens the bag and finds the hormones, which she's been waiting for for years.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Mom surprises Detroit-area transgender teen with 1st hormone treatment in viral video" by Gus Burns, Ann Arbor News 9/30/15

Corey's mother told Buzz Feed her daughter, then living as a boy, has always been feminine and enjoyed dressing in female clothes in high heels. She thought Corey might be gay, but one day while watching another well-known transgender youth [Jazz Jennings] on YouTube, Corey said: "'Mom, I'm just like her, I am a girl.'"

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read how the Gay Agenda transgender objectives are being advanced by President Obama and across the Obama administration; and by private businesses; as well as via public schools and throughout academia -- and funded by taxpayers.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Georgia School: Learn Islam or Take Lower Grade

Parents of the Walton County School District in suburban Atlanta plan to flood the October School Board meeting to demand changes in school work that teaches five times more about Islam than Christianity and tests students on Islamic doctrine.  School officials defend the curriculum saying they've been teaching Islam in this manner since after the 9/11 terrorist attack.

For background, read Teaching Islam in Georgia Schools Challenged

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Lawmakers Counter Islamic Teaching in Tennessee

Massachusetts Students Forced To Learn Muslim Conversion

Students Required to Pretend Being Muslim in Wisconsin

Pennsylvania School Staff to Mosque for Islamic Training

Florida School Teaches Islam Including Prayer Rugs

Teaching Girls to Wear Muslim Hijab in California School

Celebrate Islam Day Canceled at Ohio School

-- From "Parents upset over Islam taught in Walton schools" by Sandra Parrish, WSB-FM95.5 (Atlanta, GA) 9/28/15

Ryan Breece was able to opt out his sixth grader from the lesson but she took a lower grade because of it.

He has started a Facebook group to draw attention to the course which now has over 1,500 members.

“We need to see the assignments and we need to be able to opt out without any grade negativity on our children,” says Breece.

He plans to meet with school district officials this week and he says hundreds of concerned parents may turn out at the Walton County Board of Education meeting Oct. 10.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Class work about Islam stirs some Georgia parents’ concern" by Ty Tagami, Atlanta Journal Constitution 9/29/15

The state sets the goals and leaves it to communities to figure out how to reach them. School districts develop their own curriculum, though the state offers resources they can choose to use. In this case, one such resource seems to have provoked a backlash: a homework quiz that one of [parent Steven] Alsup’s daughters brought home from a freshman class at Walnut Grove High School a couple of weeks ago: “Allah is the (blank) worshiped by Jews & Christians,” the document said. The child filled in the blank with “same God.”

The [Georgia state education] fact sheet says Judaism, Christianity and Islam have the “same” deity with different names (Yaweh, Jehovah and Allah). The true-or-false quiz asks whether the three religions have the same God. The correct answer, it says: true.

“My daughter had to learn the Shahada and the Five Pillars of Islam, which is what you learn to convert,” parent Michelle King complained to Channel 2 Action News. She added that the school didn’t teach the Ten Commandments “or anything about God.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Islam quiz has U.S. parents 'outraged'" by Leo Hohmann, World Net Daily 9/29/15

. . . Youth Middle School gave a fill-in-the-blank test on the basics of Islam as one of several examples of controversial lessons (correct answers in parenthesis):
In 610, Muhammad was told by the angel (Gabriel) that he was a (prophet) sent to Earth by (God)

He began preaching a new monotheistic faith called (Islam) – (Surrender) to God"

Basic beliefs of Islam:
Followers of Islam are called (Muslims) who believe in (one) God, called (Allah)

Allah is the (same God) worshiped by Jews & Christians

Muslims believe Muhammad was the (last) of God’s prophets

The teachings of Muhammad were written down in the (Quran) …, the holy (book) of Islam.
Other assignments delved into the five pillars of Islam – pilgrimage to Mecca, giving of alms, fasting and prayer five times a day, along with the associated Arabic words and phrases.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Angry Muslims Storm New Jersey School Board Demanding Holidays

And read Muslims in Washington, D.C. Force Christmas Off School Calendar

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Obama Invokes God: Gay Agenda Trumps Constitution

Finally, in a speech on the Lord's Day, President Obama came straight out and proclaimed what he's been concealing for so many years in the White House:  his agenda IS the Gay Agenda.
". . . we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow [homosexual and transgender] Americans their constitutional rights. . . . we should support efforts to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’ for minors. So, we've got to keep striving every day to treat each other the way I believe God sees us, as equal in His eyes."
-- President Barack Hussein Obama
For background, read admissions by the president's chief aid that President Obama was the Liar in Chief Regarding 'Gay Marriage'

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama's Gay Agenda Trumps Congress — Employment/ENDA

President Obama Redefines 1st Amendment Freedom of Religion

Obama Administration Forces Gay Agenda on Schools via Taxpayer$$

President Obama Floods Gay Agenda with Taxpayers' Money

ObamaNation: Building Alters of Worship to Sexual Deviancy

Also read President Obama, Hypocrite in Chief, Holds Prayer Breakfast

And yet, Biblical Prayer Stricken from Obama Inauguration

-- From "Obama says religious freedom no reason to deny gay couples right to marry" by The Associated Press 9/28/15

Speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser, Obama said it's important to recognize that some parts of the country remain uncomfortable with same-sex marriage and that it will take time for them to catch up to the majority of Americans who support such unions.

But while Americans hold dear the constitutional right to practice their religion free from government interference, he said that right can't be used to deny constitutional rights to others.

The president began by recalling for his supporters that "seven years ago, we came together not just to elect a president, but to reaffirm our faith in that most American of ideals: the notion that people, no matter where they come from ... or who they love can change this country."

He noted that everyone in the U.S., regardless of sexual orientation, is protected by a federal hate crimes law he signed in his first year as president, and that federal contractors are barred from terminating employees for being gay.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Obama Top Homosexual Fundraiser Arrested for Anal Sex with Boy

From "Obama: Don't use religion to deny constitutional rights" by David Jackson, USA TODAY 9/28/15

President Obama says he respects religious liberty, but it cannot be used to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples who are entitled to them.

In his remarks Sunday to donors, Obama said gay marriage supporters should understand that the change "has been a whirlwind" for many Americans, and that there remains some "unease." . . .

"Even as we are respectful and accommodating genuine concerns and interests of religious institutions, we need to reject politicians who are supporting new forms of discrimination as a way to scare up votes," Obama said. "That's not how we move America forward."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama rips Republican candidates on gay marriage" by Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer, 9/27/15

[President Obama] lambasted statements made by GOP candidates as woefully out-of-touch with reality.

"One of their leading candidates argued that going to prison turns you gay," Obama said, an apparent reference to Ben Carson, who had claimed that homosexuality in prison is proof that being gay is a choice.

"I'm just stating the facts," Obama continued. "Another candidate boasts that he introduced an amendment to end nationwide marriage equality. One said he loves the Constitution except for Article 3."

The President said that "America has left the leaders of the Republican Party behind."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 'Gay Marriage' Still/More Unpopular, Polls Show

From "Obama Jabs GOP For Being Behind The Times On Marriage Equality" by Marina Fang, Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post 9/28/15

[Addressing] the main topic of the evening, Obama celebrated his policy achievements that benefited LGBT Americans, including his decision to overturn the military’s ban on openly gay soldiers, his executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT individuals employed by the federal government and federal contractors, as well as this year’s Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide. The lead plaintiff in the case, Jim Obergefell, introduced Obama at Sunday’s fundraiser.

The president also heralded the country’s evolving attitudes toward gay rights, noting it was a highly divisive political issue that not many Americans supported.

“Time after time, the cynics told us that we were foolish to keep believing, that we were na├»ve to hope, that change was too messy or not possible at all.  And if you admit it, there were some in this room here who were skeptical that everything that needed to happen would happen.  The cynics were wrong. Tonight, we live in an America where ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is something that ‘don’t exist,’” he said.

Obama acknowledged that there was more work to be done in advancing LGBT rights, telling the audience that “to secure the gains this country has made requires continued vigilance.” He also reiterated his call for a ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama at LGBT Fundraiser: Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Transgender Minors" by Terence P. Jeffrey, 9/28/15

Speaking Sunday at the Democratic National Committee’s “LGBT Gala,” a fundraiser held in New York City, President Barack Obama called for legally prohibiting “conversion therapy” that aims to steer minors away from being transgender.

“We’ve come a long way in changing hearts and minds so that trans men and women can be who they are--not just on magazine covers, but in workplaces and schools and communities,” Obama said at the fundraiser, according to a transcript posted by the White House.

Obama was introduced at the gala by James Obergefell. Obergefell was one of the plaintiffs who sued the state of Ohio because it did not permit two people of the same-sex to “marry.” His name is now on the Supreme Court opinion—Obergefell v. Hodges—in which five members of the court declared that a right to same-sex marriage was guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, which was ratified in 1868.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Religious Liberty in Homosexualists' Crosshairs

From "Obama: 'Gay' trumps religion in Constitution" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 9/28/15

Obama, at the “gay” festival, also quoted Harvey Milk – a San Francisco city official whose biography describes how he had a penchant for sex with young boys – as a hero of the movement.

“Harvey Milk once said, ‘If a gay person makes it, the doors are open to everyone.’ But to those of us who’ve made it through those doors, we’ve got a unique obligation to reach back and make sure other people can make it through those doors, too,” Obama said.

“We have a responsibility to stand up to bigotry not just against us, but against anybody, anywhere. We have a responsibility to stand up for freedom – not just our own freedom, but for everybody’s freedom. We speak up to condemn hatred against anybody – gay or straight, black or white, Christian, Muslim, Jew, non-believer, immigrant because we remember what silence felt like when hatred was directed at us, and we’ve got to be champions on behalf of justice for everybody, not just our own.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians as well as America Going to Hell; Christians Lose Convictions

In addition, read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Monday, September 28, 2015

Virgin Births: IVF Eliminating Fatherhood

Fertility clinics are now furthering the notion of the “synthetic family” by making fathers obsolete in procreation even among non-lesbian women who prefer to give birth prior to sexual intercourse with "Mr. Right."
"Some wish to save sexual intercourse for a special relationship. They feel they have not found the right partner to share sex with, but they know they want a baby now."
-- Tracey Sainsbury, The London Women's Clinic
For background, read IVF: Women Living & Procreating Without Men as well as UK: Women Win Right to Children Without Fathers

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Gay Skin Cells Can Create Babies, Scientists Say

Scientists Create Artificial Human Eggs and Sperm

Human Eggs Best When Fresh, NOT Frozen - DAH!

Married Birthing Nearly Extinct Among Non-college Grads

Also read President Obama Replaces Fathers with Government Mentors

-- From "Women who have never had sex give 'virgin birth' through IVF, say doctors" by Jess Staufenberg, UK Independent 9/28/15

About 25 young women in the UK who are hetereosexual and in their twenties have opted for IVF in the past five years because they feel ready to be a parent, doctors told the Mail on Sunday.

Whilst some religious groups have said a child should be brought up in a traditional family, one doctor said these single mothers are often more emotionally and financially stable than others who have been left to bring up a child after a relationship breakdown.

The news follows up a survey in 2013 which showed that one in every 200 women in the US reported to have become pregnant without having had sexual intercourse.

Out of these women, 31% said they had signed a chastity pledge whereby they vow, usually for religious reasons, not to have sex. About 28% of those girls' parents said they rarely talked to them about sex or contraception - compared to only 5% of other women who became pregnant and had had intercourse.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Virgin Births: 25 Heterosexual Women In Britain Have Given Birth Without Ever Having Sex" by Ellen Wallwork, The Huffington Post UK 9/28/15

Fertility treatments have opened up the ways by which women and men can become parents and four British IVF firms have said they had assisted a heterosexual virgin to have a baby: Care Fertility, The London Women’s Clinic, Create Fertility, and the Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre.

The decision to provide fertility treatment in such cases was criticised by some religious groups, who claimed it undermined the importance of bringing up children in stable marriages, as well as from Josephine Quintavalle, from the group Comment on Reproductive Ethics, who said to the Mail:

"The message from nature is for a male and female to have a child, and I am saddened that we are willing to distort this.

"The diminished role of the father is not desirable for the child. Once you start down this route, where do you stop?"

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Rise of the virgin birth: four IVF clinics admit taking on such cases" by Laura Donnelly, Health Editor, UK Telegraph

Fertiilty doctors said single women who had never had sexual intercourse were seeking donor-assisted treatment – at a cost of around £5,000 – because they wanted to have a child now and save sex for a “special relationship”.

Maha Ragunath, medical director of its clinic in Nottingham, said: “The number of single women I see has doubled over the last decade and single women now account for at least ten per cent of my patients.

“A lot of them are very young, in their 20s, sometimes studying or doing very ordinary jobs and often living with their parents, rather than career women who have been driven and focused too much on their work”

“They are extremely happy to go ahead on their own and don’t care about the implications that might bring for the child or how they would go into a new relationship.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Virgin Births: Women Become Impregnated Thanks To IVF Treatment At British Clinics" by Ted Ranosa, Tech Times 9/28/15

Supporters of the traditional family system, however, have blasted the "distorted" move, stating that it was turning young children into "teddy bears" that are to be "picked off the shelf."

Some religious groups have also claimed that the move undermines the value of having children brought up in a stable marriage, while one leading psychotherapist has warned that a mother who has never been in a relationship could potential harm the development of the child.

Imam Suhaib Hasan, head of the Islamic Sharia Council in the UK, accused doctors engaged in providing IVF treatment to patients of acting like God.

Hasan said that when the man is removed from the aspect of a family, the woman becomes merely a breeding machine. He added that it effectively denies the right of the child to have a father.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Virgin Babies: Side Effects After Birth" by Anna Amad, The Science Times 9/28/15

Professor Robert Winston said "test-tube babies could suffer terrible health problems because the clinics were using IVF techniques which had not been properly tested."

He added, that the risk could include birth defects, genetic damage which may not emerge until adulthood and an increased chance of cancer. The medical profession was ignoring the evidence of problems that could take place.

Aside from that, he stressed the long-term attack of IVF, and follows a growing body of evidence that test tube babies are less healthy than the naturally conceived children.

Conversely, another study had been generated by Lord Winston at over three million normal conceptions and 40,000 IVF babies that found that IVF babies were two and half times more likely to have a low birth weight and prematurity compared to those babies with normal reproduction. Since it is not 100% guaranteed, it can lead to unsuccessful birth cycle.

Winston even stated, that small babies are more likely to grow up to develop vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Feminism Destroying America: Census Childlessness

And read Women Who Give Birth Live Longer and Healthier

Sunday, September 27, 2015

ACLU Finds Christians in Louisiana School Admin.

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a threatening letter to the Bossier Parish School Board after uncovering prayer-request boxes at Airline High School in Bossier City, Louisiana and discovering the phrase "The Future Starts Today — May God Bless You All" attributable to the principal Jason Rowland on a website.
"Just because an activist organization in New Orleans trolls the internet in search of something to be offended by does not mean that any constitutional line has been crossed here or that any behavior should be modified."
-- Rep. Mike Johnson
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Louisiana Students, School Reject ACLU's Ungodly Demand

Sheriff Defies ACLU: July 4th Prayer in Louisiana

ACLU Sues Louisiana School for Overt Christianity

Mississippi Teacher Prayers for Students Illegal, Atheists Say

Arizona Schools Ban Christian Football Coaches

Atheists Call for Ban of Christians from Schools in Michigan, West Virginia, Oklahoma, California, Florida, Ohio, etc.

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And read Texas School Supt. Tells Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

-- From "Complaint says school prayer boxes wrongly promote religion" by The Associated Press 9/26/15

Freedom Guard, a legal group led by state Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, offered in a Friday letter to defend the school district free of charge.

"The ACLU's claims have no merit, and we will happily defend you and our Bossier Parish Schools free of charge if you simply ignore the ACLU and affirm the constitutional rights at issue," Johnson wrote. "As usual, the ACLU is wrong on both the facts and the law."

He wrote that students have the right to set up prayer request boxes based on their own free-speech rights. Johnson also wrote that Rowland's used of the phrase "God bless" is an "an innocuous reference to our religious heritage" comparable to the mention of God in the Pledge of Allegiance.

"Just because an activist organization in New Orleans trolls the internet in search of something to be offended by does not mean than any constitutional line has been crossed here or that any behavior should be modified," Johnson wrote.

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From "ACLU questions religious activity at Airline HS" posted at Bossier Press-Tribune 9/24/15

The ACLU of Louisiana has sent an open letter to Bossier Schools Superintendent D.C. Machen concerning “a pattern of religious proselytization” at Airline High School.

[The letter concluded:]

1. Immediately remove all references to prayer from the website of Airline and any other schools in the Bossier Parish school district;

2. Immediately remove the “prayer boxes” and any similar devices at Airline and any other schools in the Bossier Parish school district;

3. Educate all school staff regarding the Constitutional protections of students and staff from religious indoctrination; and

4. Instruct the principal of Airline that neither he nor his staff may include religious references of any kind in school communications.

These policies and procedures must be communicated to all students and their parents or guardians.

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From "Bossier school gets caught up in First Amendment fight" by Troy Washington, KSLA-TV12 (Shreveport, LA) 9/25/15

Coming to the school's defense is Freedom Guard, a public interest law firm that argues that the ACLU's claims are radical and have zero merit. In a 5-page letter, Freedom Guard offers free legal defense to Airline High, saying it will fight this battle for the school.

The nonprofit also says it plans to prove that the allegations being brought against Airline High are false. And Freedom Guard advises the school to keep the prayer boxes and don't change a thing.

The prayer boxes were placed by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a student organization. The project was completely student-led, which the U.S. Constitution allows, said Mike Johnson, CEO of Freedom Guard.

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From "Bossier Schools respond to ACLU" posted at Shreveport Times 9/26/15

. . . Bossier Parish Schools' spokeswoman Sonja Bailes released this statement around 4:30 p.m. Friday:

Superintendent Machen has received a demand from the ACLU, as well as the attached letter from Mike Johnson of Freedom Guard.  Both letters have been referred to the Board's legal counsel for review.  As a public body, the Bossier Parish School Board is limited to taking official action at duly-convened meetings of the Board.  As the subject letter was just received, it has been placed on the agenda of the Board's October 1, 2015 School Board meeting.  Further comment will result from any action at that meeting.

In the meantime, please understand that the Bossier Parish School System enjoys an established record of achievement. Such success is due in large part to the fact that, as in this case, the system respects both the law and the religious beliefs of all its students and employees.

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Why is there NO outcry from atheists about overt indoctrination of Islam in public schools?