Friday, February 28, 2014

Toddler to 'Own' 11 Future Children: An IVF Wonder

Through actions of a Dallas probate court, a two-year-old boy, whose parents were recently murdered, will inherit the frozen embryos that resulted from in-vitro fertilization procedures of his parents.  Once the toddler turns 18, he could thaw his siblings and arrange for their incubation in a woman of his choosing -- and perhaps adopt his brothers and sisters?  Of course, after age 18, he may simply choose to kill his embryonic siblings.
“When we treat human embryos, who should have all the rights of a human person, as property that can be inherited by a two-year-old, that puts us all at risk because human life has become a commodity.”
-- Dr. Marie Hilliard, The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia
For background, read Frozen Embryo Custody Lawsuit to Set Precedent

In addition, read
Donor Eggs & IVF 'Creates' Life, Causes More Death and also read Court OKs Obama Killing Embryos with Tax Dollars as well as Obama's FDA: Why not Three Biological Parents?

-- From "Two year Old Boy to Inherit 11 Frozen Embryos" by John A. Robertson, Law School, University of Texas at Austin, posted at Harvard Law Petrie-Flom Center 2/23/14

. . . A key point [of law] is that there are no Texas or United States cases involving inheritance of frozen embryos when both parties have died and left no instructions with the clinic or in a will. . . .

Without a contesting party who provided gametes, the main question under Texas law is whether the embryos were “property” that would pass under the intestacy statute.  Noting that no Texas court had held them to be “property,” the Master [in Chancery appointed by the Probate Court] also found that no Texas court had found them to be worthless. Since they can be the subject of an enforcible contract, the Master concluded that they have an implicit value under Texas law.  She recommended that if the probate court does not affirmatively rule that the embryos are property, it should follow the Davis v Davis decision that they have a quasi-property status “in the nature of an ownership interest” that is subject to probate orders for settlement or distribution of an estate.

It is refreshing to see a direct grappling with the charged term “property” for embryos.  The widespread reluctance to describe dispositional control of embryos as “property” arises from the fear that if so designated they would have no special status and could be treated like any object or thing. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Court Master: Two-Year-Old Orphan Should Inherit 11 Frozen Siblings" by Barbara Hollingsworth, 2/25/14

The child’s parents, 40-year-old Yenenesh Abayneh Desta and his wife, 31-year-old Lemma Yayehyirad, who owned a popular Ethiopian restaurant in North Dallas, were gunned down on the front steps of their home in August 2012. . . .

“They wouldn’t be doing this if we had good and accurate laws to fall back on,” Jennifer Kimball Watson, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Culture of Life Foundation who specializes in eugenics in artificial reproductive technologies, told

By giving the frozen embryos to their two-year-old brother, Kimball Watson added, “the obvious attempt is not to gestate them, which leads one to believe that what the court is doing is awarding them as a form of property inheritance of the two-year-old.

Kimball Watson added that invitro fertilization (IVF) clinics “have no regard for the lives they bring into being.  They just want to make money on someone’s infertility….We would not have these problems with fetal farms and embryonic stem cell research were it not for the practice of IVF.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Everyone Pays for 'Gay Fertility' Treatments in California

Thursday, February 27, 2014

$18M to Corrupt America: Badly-Planned Parenthood

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes organizations have announced their plans to spend $18 million to elect Democrats this year.  Meanwhile, a New England arm of Planned Parenthood has launched a website to entice teens to engage in deviant sexual behavior including bondage and sadomasochism (BDSM).
"People sometimes think that those who practice BDSM are emotionally scarred or were once abused—not true, it’s a total myth."
-- Laci Green, sex educator for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)
For background, read about Planned Parenthood's Sexual Assault on Kids: Business Model is Hooking them on Sex

In addition, read President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood and also read Abortion Rate Declines, Democrats Want More Access as well as Bishops Warn Voting for Pro-abortion Democrats is 'Grave Sin'

-- From "Planned Parenthood reveals big 2014 game plan" by Alexander Burns, Politico 2/26/14

The political arm of Planned Parenthood is preparing to launch its largest campaign offensive ever, targeting more than a dozen states and some of the cycle’s top Senate and gubernatorial races to raise the alarm about the stakes of the 2014 midterm elections for women’s health care and abortion rights.

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said the group intends to show that candidates don’t need to campaign defensively on “women’s reproductive health issues,” citing the importance of that message to Democratic victories in the 2012 elections and last year’s Virginia race.

The target list, Planned Parenthood officials said, could grow depending on the trajectory of the 2014 cycle. Senate races in Iowa, Michigan and New Hampshire are also on the Planned Parenthood watch list, as is the campaign for governor of Wisconsin. In the targeted Pennsylvania race, the Planned Parenthood state affiliate on Wednesday endorsed Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz in her party’s heavily contested primary.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Planned Parenthood Produces Video Promoting Bondage and Sadomasochism to Teens" by Barbara Hollingsworth, 2/26/14

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)--which received more than $2.75 million in government funding in 2012--has produced and posted online a video specifically aimed at teenagers that promotes bondage and sadomasochism (BDSM) and proposes "rules" to follow when engaging in these activities.

The homepage of PPNNE's website includes a menu of tabs that lead to internal pages. One of these is entitled "For Teens" [that] includes a tab leading directly to the PPNNE website's "A Naked Notion With Laci Green" page and also a tab leading to PPNNE's "Teen Resource Center," which features a link to the YouTube page for "A Naked Notion With Lace Green."

"A Naked Notion is a brand new project dedicated to frank, open conversations about sexuality," says the PPNNE webpage for the program.

One of PPNNE's Naked Notion videos--“Getting Kinky (BDSM 101)”--features Green telling teenagers that October is "national kink month" and a good time to talk about bondage and sadomasochism.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Planned Parenthood Pays $2M to Hide Wrongful Death of Mother as well as Planned Parenthood Faces $5.5 Billion (with a "B") Fine for Fraud

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sex in Jersey Kindergarten, Nobody Blames Culture

School officials in rural Mullica Township, New Jersey want to fire teacher Kelly Mascio for finding two of her 5-year-old students naked in the bathroom (when asked, the girl and boy told Mascio they were "having sex"), but the union is defending the teacher.  "Experts" are not sure what the children were up to, but say it may be a case of bullying.

Perhaps some are wondering if the students were practicing "safe sex" as taught in public schools or if they were role-playing their home media viewing.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Predatory Pre-school Girl Forces Oral Sex on Boys

Police Reports: Pornography Creates 5-year-old Sex Offenders

Students Take Sex Ed to Dance - Teachers Shocked?

Students Have Sex in Video, as They're Taught

Students Taught 'Vagina Dance' in Illinois

Schools Train 12-year-olds in Oral, Anal Sex

Teen Sex in New York, There's an App for That

School Sexualization Standards by NEA & Abortionists

Education Experts Say Use Porn in Teaching Sex Ed

Kids Choose Porn as Better Teacher than School

-- From "Kindergarten Kids Found Naked in Bathroom" posted at WZTV-TV17 (Nashville) 2/24/14

According to the police report, teacher Kelly Mascio found the two five-year-old students naked in the in-class bathroom together. When she asked what was going on, the kids said they were having sex.

Mascio reported the incident to her principal who in-turn called the authorities. Mascio was then immediately suspended. Mascio, a teacher for 15 years, could now lose her job.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Kindergartners 'having sex' in Mullica Township could be harmless or heinous, say experts" by Mark Daniels, South Jersey Times 2/26/14

. . . Experts however, wonder whether the students were engaged in normal curious behavior, or if in fact a serious crime had occurred.

"They may have just looked at each other. We don’t know,” said Rutgers University Camden Professor Tara Woolfolk, a social psychologist with a doctorate in human development and family studies, for the report. “Then again, there could have been peer sexual abuse.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Mullica kindergarten teacher could be fired after finding students naked in bathroom" by Michelle Brunetti, Press of Atlantic City 2/23/14

Superintendent Brenda Harring-Marro has filed tenure charges against the teacher, Kelly Mascio, of Mullica Township, said Mullica Township Education Association President Barbara Rheault.

“Our main concern is that the administration has completely forgone all traditional disciplinary avenues available in handling the incident,” said Rheault, who is also a township committeewoman. “The administration has selected a disciplinary route that has resulted in enormous emotional and professional turmoil, and has strained the confidence and trust of school staff, parents and community members.”

The Board of Education met Wednesday night in executive session to determine whether to certify the charges, which would bring the issue before a state arbitrator to decide if Mascio can be fired.

About 200 people came out in Mascio’s support, but the board refused to tell the public whether it had certified the complaint, Rheault said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read (click headlines below):

Homosexual Teacher Jailed: Paying Boys to Sext Him

Gay Pedophile Teacher Defended by Michigan School

Homosexual Teacher Sexting Boy Resigns, Media Silent

Arizona School OKs Teacher: Pedophilia, Bestiality

Obama Administration Forces Girl into Boys Locker Room

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Obama's DOJ: States Should Violate Oath for Gays

President Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder is advising state attorneys general to violate their oath of office -- to uphold the constitution upon which they were sworn into office -- regarding advocacy for same-sex marriage.  Holder justifies this lawlessness by equating discrimination against deviant sexual lifestyle choices to discrimination against race by citing the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case
"If I were attorney general in Kansas in 1953, I would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities."
-- Eric Holder, U.S. "top law enforcement official"
For background, read Obama DOJ Negates Voters in 34 States: Gay Agenda

In addition, read President Obama Edicts Homosexual 'Marriage' to ALL States and also read how Obama's examples of lawlessness are spreading in federal government, as well as in state and local governments across America.

UPDATE 3/3/14 - American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs Christians

UPDATE 2/27/14: Holder, said to be in good health, suffers heart-attack-like symptoms, taken to hospital, shortly after anti-marriage speech

-- From "State lawyers don't have to defend gay marriage bans: Holder" by Eric M. Johnson, Reuters 2/25/14

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's comments to the New York Times came after at least five state lawyers, all of them Democrats, came under fire for refusing to try and defeat legal challenges to bars on same-sex unions in their areas.

Attorneys general should base their decision on whether to defend their states in such cases, not on politics, but on questions of guarantees under the U.S. Constitution, such as equal protection of the law, Holder added.

"Engaging in that process and making that determination is something that's appropriate for an attorney general to do," Holder told the New York Times.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Holder Sees Way to Curb Bans on Gay Marriage" by Matt Apuzzo, New York Times 2/24/14

It is highly unusual for the United States attorney general to advise his state counterparts on how and when to refuse to defend state laws. . . .

In his role as the administration’s leading voice on civil rights issues, he has at times earned sharp criticism from Republicans who see him as infringing on state autonomy. . . .

Colorado’s attorney general, John W. Suthers, a Republican, has also warned against attorneys general making decisions about which laws to defend.

“I personally oppose a number of Colorado’s laws as a matter of public policy, and a few are contrary to my religious beliefs,” Mr. Suthers wrote in The Washington Post this month. “But as my state’s attorney general, I have defended them all — and will continue to.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Wisconsin AG Van Hollen unhappy with Holder comments regarding gay marriage" by Wheeler News Service posted at WTAQ-1360AM (Green Bay, WI) 2/25/14

Wisconsin's [attorney general] J.B. Van Hollen says it's not Holder's job to give advice on defending state constitutions -- and it's not the states' roles to give Holder advice on how to do his job.

Wisconsin's 2006 constitutional ban on gay marriage was challenged earlier this month, in a federal lawsuit that Van Hollen says he'll try to strike down.

Holder is expected to discuss his stance in a speech today to the national AG's group. Democratic attorneys general in several states have refused to defend their state gay marriage bans, while Republicans said they have an obligation to defend all state laws -- not just the ones they agree with.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Holder Blasted For Encouraging State AGs to Ignore Same-Sex Marriage Bans" by Barbara Hollingsworth, 2/25/14

“Eric Holder apparently isn't satisfied with refusing to carry out his own oath to defend the Constitution, he wants to see state attorneys general do the same,” responded Carrie Severino, chief counsel to the Judicial Crisis Network (JCN).

“Hotly-debated political issues like the redefinition of a marriage are precisely the type of thing that must be left to the voters of a state, not the fiat of a single state officer,” she added.

RAGA chairman Alan Wilson, South Carolina’s attorney general, agreed. “This administration is repeatedly ignoring the rule of law. We’re seeing the same thing happen with Obamacare as the Obama administration continues to pick and choose which parts of the law they will enforce and which they will delay without legislative action.

To read the entire petition, CLICK HERE.

From "Eric Holder To State AGs: You Don't Have To Defend Gay Marriage Bans" by Ashley Alman, The Huffington Post 2/25/14

[In response to Holder . . .]

"When legal arguments exist to defend a law, it is the duty of the Office of the Attorney General under North Carolina law to make those arguments in court regardless of whether I agree with the law," said North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (D), who personally supports same-sex marriage.

“It really isn’t [Holder's] job to give us advice on defending our constitutions any more than it’s our role to give him advice on how to do his job,” Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R) told the Times. “We are the ultimate defenders of our state constitutions.”

Back in 2010, Holder sounded more like Cooper, arguing in reference to DOMA that the Justice Department "has a responsibility to defend those statutes that the Congress has passed if there is an argument that can be made to defend those statutes."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Holder: Discriminatory laws don’t need defending" by The Associated Press 2/25/14

State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told his state counterparts Tuesday.

Holder cited his own experience in refusing to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act, as well as similar stances taken more recently by state attorneys general, in saying that laws raising questions of equal protection deserve a higher level of scrutiny. Any refusal to defend a state law must not be made lightly, he said, but it’s imperative to uphold the values “that all are created equal and entitled to equal opportunity.”

His own view, he said, is that “we must be suspicious of legal classifications based solely on sexual orientation.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Eric Holder becomes an activist attorney general" by Evan Perez, CNN Justice Reporter 2/21/14

The key mile-marker in Holder's five-year tenure is President Barack Obama's February 2011 decision -- with Holder's recommendation -- to quit legally defending the Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act. The law required the federal government to deny recognition of same-sex marriages.

"When you look at his entire record, Eric Holder will have done more to expand justice in the United States than any attorney general since Bobby Kennedy," says Matthew Miller, a former aide to Holder who remains close to the attorney general.

Holder's most aggressive moves have come in recent weeks with an aggressive interpretation of last year's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Falling Down on the Job - State AGs shirk their duty to defend state laws" by Edward Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., posted at The Weekly Standard 2/17/14

Under well-settled principles of the American adversary system, a lawyer is ethically obligated to represent his client’s legal position zealously in court. That means, among other things, that if there are nonfrivolous arguments that can be advanced in support of a client’s position, the lawyer should advocate that position when the lawyer determines that it is in the client’s strategic interest to do so. Under narrow circumstances, a lawyer may withdraw from representing a client in a matter. But he may never fail to advocate a defensible position simply because he personally believes it to be legally incorrect.

By virtue of his office, a state attorney general is the top lawyer for his client, the state. Except for laws still on the books that are clearly invalid under existing judicial rulings, the only sensible legal position to impute to the state is that its laws—the provisions of the state constitution and the statutes consistent with those provisions—are valid and enforceable. The attorney general’s obligations as a lawyer therefore require him to vigorously defend any of those laws against challenge under federal law so long as there are reasonable (i.e., nonfrivolous) grounds for doing so.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "Constitution Check: Must government lawyers defend laws they deem to be invalid?" by Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily 2/25/14

. . . state attorneys general who concluded individually that their state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional [were] well aware of the ethical obligation that an attorney has to zealously represent the client – in these cases, the federal government or the state government. That also is a legal obligation on each as the government’s chief lawyer.  For the U.S. attorney general, the legal obligation is a constitutional command: as a Cabinet officer, the attorney general, too, is bound by Article II’s mandate that the Executive Branch “faithfully execute” the laws.  Similar duties are imposed on state attorneys general.

Each of those legal officers, however, also has to take an oath to defend the Constitution.  In the situation each faced, they concluded that they could not do both.  And, in each, these officers chose to stop defending their government’s law.

To read the entire opinion column above arguing in favor of Obama administration lawlessness, CLICK HERE.

From "Coalition Of Black Pastors Call For Holder Impeachment Over Same-Sex Marriage" posted at CBS News Washington, DC 2/25/14

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) is calling for Holder’s impeachment for “attempting to impose ‘same-sex marriage’ throughout the nation despite federal law, rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, and state constitutional amendments to the contrary,” reads the online petition.

“What we have in Attorney General Holder is a man so political in his zeal to redefine marriage that he is willing to run roughshod over the rulings of the Supreme Court, binging federal law, and the United States Constitution along with the constitutions of a majority of states,” the Rev. Bill Owens, founder and president of CAAP, said in a statement.

The CAAP’s petition calling for Holder’s impeachment says that Holder’s position on the matter is in opposition to the values of the black community, and similarly faults President Barack Obama for his support of same-sex marriage.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

For background, read Black Pastors Split with NAACP, Obama on Gay Agenda

From "Black pastors want Eric Holder impeached" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 2/25/14

[Rev. Bill Owens said,] “It’s one thing to make a political argument that gay marriage should be the law, but it’s quite another to take actions that ignore federal law, Supreme Court rulings and the constitutions of dozens of states that have specifically rejected the redefinition of marriage which the administration is trying to impose.”

“The pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright has only continued,” Olson said at that time. “The American people deserve answers and accountability. If the attorney general refuses to provide answers, then Congress must take action.”

Olson ‘s cosponsors are Reps. Larry Buschon, R-Ind., Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, David Roe R-Tenn., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., Roger Williams, R-Texas, Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas., Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Bill Flores, R-Texas, Mark Amodei, R-Nev., Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., Sam Johnson, R-Texas, Steve Stockman, R-Texas, Mike Conaway, R-Texas and Thomas Massie, R-Ky.

To read the entire petition, CLICK HERE.

From "Holder has abandoned his Oath" petition posted by the Coalition of African American Pastors 2/25/14

. . . our elected leaders are bent on destroying marriage, remaking it as a genderless institution and reorienting it to be all about the desires of adults rather than the needs of children.

In pursuing this intention, the President and his administration are trampling the rule of law. Attorney General Holder in particular has used the influence of his office and role as the chief law enforcement figure in our nation to try to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex ‘marriage’ agenda. Millions of voters in 30 states have voted to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman, but Attorney General Holder is attempting single-handedly to throw those votes away!

To read the entire petition, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read President Obama's Department of Justice Forces Employees to Celebrate Deviancy and separately the DOJ Forces School Girl into Boys Locker Room

And also read School Doesn't Back Gay Agenda, Obama Investigates

Monday, February 24, 2014

Abortion Rate Declines, Democrats Want More Access

Success of the pro-life movement is evident in the latest abortion tally from the Planned Parenthood affiliated Guttmacher Institute showing that the abortion rate in the U.S. is the lowest since Roe v. Wade. Not surprisingly, the abortion advocates' counterattack is headed by Democrats who believe such an offensive will rally their base voters in 2014 and 2016.
“Women’s legal right to access a safe abortion is being eliminated. We are sick and tired of losing ground.”
-- Dan Frankel (D), Pennsylvania state Representative
Although the rates of both known abortions and total pregnancies have declined -- the latter attributed to the success of unnatural birth control -- the actual loss of life is completely unknown because many birth control methods employed involve abortifacients that destroy fertilized ovum (the point at which a new human being comes to life).

For background, read Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Admit Defeat as well as Abortionists Lament Ever-greater State Limits

Lower pregnancy rate?  Read about the diminishing birth rate in the U.S. and worldwide

Also read how abortion kills most black children in New York - Genocide

-- From "Study: Abortion rate at lowest point since 1973" by Sandhya Somashekhar, Washington Post 2/2/14

There were fewer than 17 abortions for every 1,000 women in 2011, the latest year for which figures were available, according a paper published Monday from the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion-rights think tank. That is down 13 percent from 2008 and a little higher than the rate in 1973, when the Supreme Court handed down its landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

The study . . . shows that, after a plateau from 2005 to 2008, the long-term decline in the abortion rate has resumed. The rate has dropped significantly from its all-time high in 1981, when there were roughly 30 abortions for every 1,000 women of reproductive age. The overall number of abortions also fell 13 percent from 2008 to nearly 1.1 million in 2011, the study said.

The study did not examine the reasons for the drop. But the authors suggested that one factor was greater reliance on new kinds of birth control, including intra-uterine devices such as Mirena, which can last for years and are not susceptible to user error like daily pills or condoms.

. . . Rachel K. Jones, a senior researcher at Guttmacher and lead researcher on the paper [said,] “If the abortion rate continues to drop, we can’t assume it’s all due to positive factors” such as better adherence to contraceptives, she said, calling the laws passed in 22 states “onerous.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortion-Rights Backers on Offense After 3-Year Drubbing" by Esmé E. Deprez, Bloomberg 2/24/14

Lawmakers are pushing back after a record number of laws since 2010 forced dozens of clinics to close and made it harder for women to terminate pregnancies or prevent them in the first place. Backers see the movement as a winning election strategy for the Democratic Party as it presents itself as supportive of women.

Amanda Allen, state legislative counsel at the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, which fights anti-abortion laws in court, calls this year a “tipping point.”

Abortion-rights supporters said they’re pressing forward, even if their efforts fail, to demonstrate they know how to fight back.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortions Declining in U.S., Study Finds" by Erik Eckholm, New York Times 2/2/14

. . . “Some of the new regulations undoubtedly made it more difficult, and costly, for facilities to continue to provide services and for women to access them.” The [Guttmacher] researchers said that future studies would need to monitor the effects of laws that restrict abortions.

Responding to an advance copy of the report, Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion group, called it “long on strained conclusions” and said it understated the impact of anti-abortion education and laws.

Carole Joffe, a sociologist at the University of California, San Francisco, and a historian of abortion, said that while the effects were difficult to quantify, the anti-abortion movement had “been very successful at stigmatizing abortion” and that this had most likely influenced the long-term downward trend.

One striking development revealed in the survey is the rising use of medication abortions, normally within the first nine weeks of pregnancy. In 2011, medication abortions accounted for 23 percent of abortions reported by clinics and private doctors. Several states have recently acted to limit access to such abortions.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "The Next Battle in the Abortion Wars" by Robin Marty, Politico 2/17/14

. . . Abortion opponents continue to use legislative bills to pass full bans on ways to administer an abortion in one state, only to watch them spread. The use of FDA protocol abortion drug restrictions, which cause practitioners to use a decade-old solution rather than current best practice, has all but eliminated the ability for pregnant patients to obtain medication abortions in Ohio; it has been proposed or passed in Mississippi, Oklahoma and North Dakota, as well. Now, South Dakota’s potential ban on “dismemberment of a live fetus” could follow a similar path.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Planned Parenthood Employees View Abortion as 'Rite of Passage,' Former Nurse Says; Shares Disturbing Behavior of Doctors" by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter 2/21/14

A former Planned Parenthood nurse said that employees at the abortion facility in Indianapolis view abortion as a "rite of passage," and described the institution as an "evil and sad place to work," revealing some of the disturbing behavior of its doctors.

Marianne Anderson, who worked at Planned Parenthood from 2010 to 2012, shared in an interview last week . . . some of the experiences around her job that stuck with her, including treating a Korean girl she was sure was a sex slave. She also described the disturbing behavior of some of the doctors:
"One doctor, when he was in the POC (products of conception) room, would talk to the aborted baby while looking for all the parts. 'Come on, little arm, I know you're here! Now you stop hiding from me!' It just made me sick to my stomach."
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

MSNBC Contributor: Pregnancy Involves a Life – ‘For Some People’ (video):

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saginaw, MI Ignores Atheists' Threat re: Prayer

Because of an anonymous complaint, the Saginaw (Michigan) City Council received a letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) demanding that prayers end at regular government meetings, but the mayor says that nothing will change as a result of the threat.
"Since I've been on City Council, City Council has always opened up with the prayer and the pledge. Nobody has brought the issue to me."
-- Mayor Dennis Browning
UPDATE 7/24/14: Atheists Sue Michigan Mayor Who Barred Their Booth

For background, read Prayer at Civic Meetings Flourish Across America as more Citizens Rebel Against Atheist Threats

And also read of countless examples of citizens banding together to defy the atheists and pray in school and other local government bodies.

In addition, read Texas Law Tells Schools to Ignore Atheist Threats and read the long list of states enacting laws to bring prayer back to schools.

UPDATE 5/13/14: U.S. Supreme Court rules prayers to Jesus Christ OK at government meetings

-- From "Group challenging prayer at city council meetings" by James Felton, WNEM-TV5 (Saginaw, MI) 2/20/14

[FFRF] is calling for Saginaw to stop mixing religion and politics. Prayer has been a part of city council meetings for years. Folks TV5 talked to don't have a problem with that.

Mayor pro tem Amos O'Neal disagrees. "Our country is founded on God. In God we trust on it," says O'Neal.

"I have a right to pray in public. That's our right. So I think it's a matter of determining based on the information we have what course of action we'll take. I don't see us refraining from praying. I just don't see that happening," continued O'Neal.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Atheist Group Tells Michigan City Council to Stop Praying on Taxpayers' Time" by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter 2/21/14

The council meeting prayers often happen in conjunction with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and are led by a member of the city council, according to various agenda minutes.

The practice has reportedly been going on in Saginaw City Council meetings for years, and according to local media, has little opposition.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Prayer before Saginaw Council meeting challenged by 'Freedom from Religion' organization" by Mark Tower, The Saginaw News 2/19/14

Members of the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners each take turns saying a prayer to start off monthly meetings.

"It's a longstanding tradition," Board Chairman Michael Hanley said. "I think it has been a positive thing. The prayers are generally centered around the commissioners' gratitude to serve the community, their high hopes for the community and by a desire for the meeting to be guided by American principles and fairness."

Robert "Moe" Woods Jr., who has been elected to 12 terms on the board of commissioners since 1990, said he believes seeking guidance from God is important for leaders about to "undertake important business."

"I think it should be standard procedure," Woods said. "I'm for it 110 percent. If some people don't believe in it; they have a right not to, but I think there is a right to do it as well."

He agreed that in his more than 20 years as a county leader he has never received any complaints about prayers at county meetings.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read of the myriad atheist lawsuits against Christians and prayer nationwide and read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Tennessee and in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Homosexualists Admit Goal to End Religious Liberty

Legislation that passed in Arizona this week to protect Christians and businesses from being forced to participate in same-sex "marriage" celebrations has exposed the true colors of homosexuals and their allies.  The Gay Agenda is NOT just about the "freedom to marry" or "marriage equality," but rather it's about ending the rights of Christians to live by the dictates of their own conscience.
"This is not about the freedom of individuals to practice their religion, this is about a license to discriminate against individuals."
-- Sarah Warbelow, Human Rights Campaign (homosexual advocacy organization)

"What today's bill does is allow private individuals and businesses to use religion to discriminate, sending a message that Arizona is intolerant and unwelcoming."
-- Alessandra Soler, Executive Director, The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona

"[The bill] goes after unprotected classes of people and we all know that the biggest unprotected class of people in the state is the LBGT community."
-- Rep. Chad Campbell (Dem, Phoenix)
UPDATE 10/19/14: Idaho Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

UPDATE 6/20/15: Homosexuals Force Closure of Iowa Wedding Chapel

For background, read Media Say Law Forces Christians into Gay Agenda and also read Oregon Forces Christian Baker to do Lesbian 'Wedding' as well as Christian Photographer Guilty for Refusing Lesbians Says NM Supreme Court

In addition, read Senator Ted Cruz Says Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

UPDATE 3/3/14 - American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs Christians

-- From "Arizona Law Allowing Businesses to Refuse Service for Religious Reasons Heads to Gov. Brewer to Sign" by Reuters 2/21/14

Under the bill, a business owner would have a defense against a discrimination lawsuit, provided a decision to deny service was motivated by a "sincerely held" religious belief and that giving such service would have substantially burdened the exercise of their religious beliefs.

The bill passed the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives 33-27 on Thursday, a day after it won similar approval in the state Senate. It will go to Republican Governor Jan Brewer, who has not indicated whether she will sign it. [UPDATE: Brewer vetoes bill -- see excerpts below]

State Representative Eddie Farnsworth said the bill was wrongly being portrayed as discriminatory and that it only made "minor tweaks" to current state law.

"This is simply protecting religious freedom that is recognized and defended and supported in the First Amendment that the founders wanted - nothing else," he said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill" by Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times 2/20/14

Republican Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, a House sponsor, said there had been an “onslaught of attacks on religious freedoms.” The bill, he said, “is trying to protect those freedoms.”

Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, is confident that courts would strike down the measure if it became law.

“The Arizona Senate bill is blatantly unconstitutional,” Minter said. “It violates the requirement of equal protection of the laws by openly singling out a particular group of people and saying it’s OK to discriminate against them.”

Technically, the bill expands the definition of the free exercise of religion, allowing a faithful person to adhere to his or her beliefs in practice. It also expands the definition of “person” to include entities such as businesses, associations and corporations.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Religious Right in Arizona Cheers Bill Allowing Businesses to Refuse to Serve Gays" By Michael Paulson And Fernanda Santos, New York Times 2/21/14

“In America, people should be free to live and work according to their faith, and the government shouldn’t be able to tell us we can’t do that,” said Joseph E. La Rue, the legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal organization based in Scottsdale, Ariz., that advocates religious liberty and supports the measure passed by the State Legislature. “Faith shouldn’t be something we have to leave inside our house.”

Most states where same-sex marriage is legal have exemptions for religious organizations, but not for private businesses or individuals, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Last year [Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer] vetoed a similar religious freedom bill, arguing that it was a distraction from priorities lawmakers had yet to address, including the state budget.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Arizona heading off fights over homosexual weddings" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 2/22/14

[House Bill 2153] allows individuals to use their faith as a defense against a lawsuit. It would expand the state’s definition of the exercise of religion to include the practice and observance, and allow for legal claims of free exercise regardless whether the government is a party to any proceeding.

It also would protect “any individual, association, partnership, corporation, church, religious assembly or institution or other business organization” and allow them to establish a free exercise defense by affirming that an action is motivated by a religious belief, that belief is sincerely held it is substantially burdened.

“Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act has been on the books since 1999. This bill seeks to simply close loopholes within this law that might jeopardize a person’s free exercise of religion in Arizona,” [The Center for Arizona Policy] explains.

“It clarifies that a person may assert a RFRA claim if his/her religious exercise is likely to be burdened. A person should not have to wait to assert a claim if there is a strong likelihood that that person’s religious exercise will be burdened by a state action.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill" by Ray Sanchez and Miguel Marquez, CNN 2/21/14

The bill is being pushed by the Center for Arizona Policy, a conservative group opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage. . . .

Cathi Herrod, the center's president, told CNN on Friday, "The Arizona bill has a very simple premise, that Americans should be free to live and work according to their religious faith. It's simply about protecting religious liberty and nothing else."

Herrod said the bill's opponents are "showing unbelievable hostility toward religious beliefs."

"America still stands for the principle that religious beliefs matter (for) something in this country, that we have the right to freely exercise our religious beliefs," she said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Arizona passes bill letting people to refuse service to gays over religious objections" by Bob Christie, Associated Press 2/21/14

Similar religious protection legislation has been introduced in Ohio, Mississippi, Idaho, South Dakota, [Kansas,] Tennessee and Oklahoma, but Arizona’s plan is the only one that has passed.

Arizona’s voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage as a state constitutional amendment in 2008. It’s one of 29 states with such prohibitions, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Federal judges have recently struck down bans in Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia, but those decisions are under appeal.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read about Kentucky, where Homosexuals FAIL to Defeat Religious Liberty

UPDATE 3/26/15: Indiana's New Religious Freedom Law Fights Gay Agenda

UPDATE 4/8/14: Democrat Missouri Governor Signs Religious Liberty Law

UPDATE 4/6/14: New Mississippi Religious Liberty Law Infuriates Liberals

UPDATE 2/27/14: From "After veto in Arizona, conservatives vow to fight for religious liberties" by Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post

Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed legislation on Wednesday that would have provided a wide variety of religious exemptions to Arizona businesses, after major business groups, prominent Republicans and gay rights advocates argued that it would amount to discrimination.

“There is a sense of alarm within the pro-family movement and among conservative Christians that there [are] growing threats to religious liberty, and many of those threats do relate to the agenda of the sexual revolutionaries,” said Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.

The Arizona measure amended the state’s version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which passed with broad bipartisan support in 1993 and says that the government may not pass a law that “substantially burdens a person’s exercise of religion.”

At least 30 states have similar religious protections through statutes or their constitutions, and several conservatives question why they are now sparking controversy.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Supreme Court Rules Bible as 'Hate Speech' in Canada as well as European Union High Court Rules Gay Agenda Trumps Christianity

In addition, read Corporation Opposes Gay Agenda, Causes Media Storm

For further background, read President Obama Raises Gay Agenda above Religious Liberty

And read how
President Obama, et. al., have mounted a massive Gay Agenda assault on America's First Amendment religious liberty through the military, and the Dept. of Justice, and the court system nationwide.  For example, read about
President Obama's hypocritical speech at his recent annual National Prayer Breakfast.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Washington School Says Gay OK, Pro-life Offensive

Attorneys representing Wilson Students for Life (WSFL) are charging that administrators at Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington are restricting free speech by censoring students' display of selected posters with pro-life messages while allowing offensive posters advocating deviant sexual lifestyle choices.
"There was a policy given to us that we could not offend staff or students or make them feel inferior, which we didn't feel the [pro-life] posters were necessarily doing."
-- Bryce Asberg, 15-year-old freshman of WSFL
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Washington School Arranges Secret Abortion

'Creepy' Pastors Banned from Washington School

Portland Boots Teacher for Countering Abortionist

Arrests: Christian Beaten at Seattle Gay Event

Washington State Sues Christian Florist for Being 'Anti-Gay'

Hairy Man Teaching in Dress OK Says Washington School

Naked Man in Girls Locker Room OK'd in Washington

-- From "Anti-abortion student group says school is treating it unfairly" by Steve Kiggins, KSPR-TV33 (Springfield, MO) 2/20/14

The freshman [Bryce Asberg] said two fliers they wanted posted in the school were denied by the school's administration because they might offend staff and students. The district said only one was denied.

Now attorneys from Chicago's Thomas More Society - which provides pro bono services - are threatening legal action if the school doesn't grant the Wilson Students for Life club the same rights as other student clubs.

Asberg points to other posters made by Wilson High School's Gay Straight Alliance club.

He says those signs could also be considered offensive by some, but they were approved by school officials and are hanging in the hallways.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Wilson High student claims school officials banned messages from anti-abortion student club" by Debbie Cafazzo, Tacoma News Tribune 2/19/14

School district attorney Shannon McMinimee said . . . two other posters were initially disallowed because the club didn’t go through the approval process -- a point that Bryce disputes.

One of the posters that was initially disallowed features a quote from President Ronald Reagan: “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.” The other poster marks the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion.

[Asberg] listed one example of a poster that shows various stages of fetal development. He said the poster was allowed but he had to remove its printed message: “Abortion breaks tiny hearts.”

The law firm wrote a letter to Wilson administrators dated Feb. 11, saying that Wilson Students for Life was “denied permission by Wilson High administrators to hold a day of silence, to hold a candlelight vigil or even to hang certain pro-life posters.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Washington high school censors pro-life group, promotes gay group" by Caroline May, Political Reporter, Daily Caller 2/19/14

“Wilson High School’s refusal to treat Wilson Students for Life equally to all other groups constitutes a violation of [Wilson Students for Life president and founder Bryce] Asberg and his fellow club members’ rights under both the federal Equal Access Act and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution,” the letter, dated Feb. 11, 2014 reads.

Asberg, a Wilson freshman, told The Daily Caller that he started the group last year and that the school has not quite known what to do with the group’s message — for example he said, the group has been allowed to post flyers about where they are meeting and about fetal development so long as the word “abortion” was not on the materials.

Thomas More Society senior counsel Peter Breen explained to TheDC that the hope is to resolve the matter without further legal action; however, the firm is prepared to take such action if necessary.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "High School Denies Censoring Pro-Life Student Group" by Alec Torres, National Review Online 2/20/14

“Any allegation that this group was not allowed to display posters at any point is false, as is any allegation that they have been denied the ability to put up posters that express a message, or a controversial message,” Shannon McMinimee, general counsel for the Tacoma Public Schools tells National Review Online.  McMinimee says the school even allowed posters from the group that others would find controversial or offensive, including posters featuring fetuses and embryos.

“There is a tremendous amount of inaccurate information being shared,” McMinimmee says.

[Attorney Peter] Breen has a different story. “Either the schools’ general counsel has not talked with the administrators at all, or something else, but her story doesn’t comport at all with the students’ experience,” he says.

Though McMinimee said she has tried to contact the Thomas More Society multiple times regarding the letter sent to the school, Breen says they have not received any communications from her.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Iowa Univ. Removes Religious Propaganda = Bibles

After a single guest of the Hotel Memorial Union at Iowa State University informed the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), university administrators were more than happy to comply with a threatening letter from the atheist organization by removing Gideon Bibles from all 52 guest rooms.

For background, read University of Wisconsin Bans Bibles per Atheists' Demands

UPDATE 9/10/14:  Penn State Removes Gideon Bibles that Say to Kill Gays & Non-virgin Women

Also read of the myriad atheist lawsuits against Christians, the Bible and prayer nationwide and read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Tennessee and in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

In addition, read America Going to Hell; Christians Lose Convictions

-- From "Iowa university hotel removes Bibles after protest from state-church watchdog" by AHN, posted at Gant Daily (Clearfield, PA) 2/19/14

“The concern you raised about the availability of Bibles in the guest rooms of the Memorial Union has been taken under advisement and, effective March 1, 2014, the Bibles will be removed from the Hotel rooms,” said Richard S. Reynolds, director of the union, in a Feb. 13 e-mail response to FFRF’s complaint.

An FFRF member from Iowa saw the Bible while staying in the hotel and complained to the foundation that the book was an unwelcome religious propaganda. The FFRF later told the university that the hotel is part of the Iowa public university system and placing the Bibles in the room constitute a support of one religion over another in violation of the constitutional provision on separation of the church and state.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Bibles to be removed from Iowa State hotel rooms after guest complaint" by Sharyn Jackson, Des Moines Register 2/17/14

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group with around 150 Iowa members, wrote a letter Jan. 29 to Richard S. Reynolds, director of the union requesting removal of the Bibles.

“We’re delighted to see reason and the Constitution prevailing,” said Freedom From Religion Foundation co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor, in a statement. “We can all sleep easier knowing secularism is being honored at our public universities.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Iowa State University to Remove Bibles From Hotel After Atheists Object to 'Unwelcome Propaganda'" by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter 2/18/14

[Iowa State] Freshmen Mark Ivey, who identifies as a Christian, commented, "I'd tell them it's 2014 and there are a lot bigger issues on the table than to complain about a book with 400 pages being in your nightstand."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read endless examples of "higher education" hostility toward Christianity.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Obama's FDA: Why not Three Biological Parents?

This month, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering how to implement new IVF techniques that "create" human beings derived from three other people.

UPDATE 2/4/16: 3-Parent Babies ARE Ethical, Experts Tell President Obama's FDA

UPDATE 3/15/15: Secret Designer Babies via Gene-editing Science

Totalitarians ponder, How many ways can we destroy the family?  Divorce, welfare state, abortion, "gay marriage," pornography, "safe" sex, drug abuse, public school from birth — and of course, end religious liberty.

For background, read Lab 'Creates' Human Life with 3 Biological Parents

And read Donor Eggs & IVF 'Creates' Life, Causes More Death

And also read Multitude of Kid's Legal Parents, Yet No Marriage

-- From "FDA Advisory Committees: Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee Meeting" government announcement for 2/25/14

Agenda: . . . the committee will discuss oocyte modification in assisted reproduction for the prevention of transmission of mitochondrial disease or treatment of infertility.

To read the entire announcement above, CLICK HERE.

From "The Era Of Genetically-Altered Humans Could Begin This Year" by David DiSalvo, Forbes 1/26/14

. . . At some point between now and July, the UK parliament is likely to vote on whether a new form of in vitro fertilization (IVF)—involving DNA from three parents—becomes legally available to couples. . . .

The procedure involves replacing mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to avoid destructive cell mutations. . . .

. . . the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will start reviewing the data in earnest in February.  Among the concerns on the table is whether the mtDNA donor mother could be considered a true “co-parent” of the child, and if so, can she claim parental rights?

Even though the donor would be contributing just 0.1 percent of the child’s total DNA (according to the New Scientist report), we don’t as yet have a DNA benchmark to judge the issue. Who is to say what percentage of a person’s DNA must come from another human to constitute biological parenthood?

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Freeing human eggs of mutant mitochondria" by Alla Katsnelson, Nature 4/14/2010

Researchers have successfully transplanted the genetic material in the nucleus of a fertilized human egg into another fertilized egg, without carrying over mitochondria, the energy-producing structures of the cell. The technique could be used to prevent babies from inheriting diseases caused by mutations in the DNA of mitochondria, which are present in the cytoplasm of the egg.

The British team carrying out the study used fertilized eggs donated by couples undergoing fertility treatment, and which were unsuitable for in vitro fertilization (IVF). At this early stage the sperm and egg nuclei, which contain most of the parental genes, have not yet fused. The researchers removed these nuclei and transferred them into another fertilized egg cell which had had its own nuclei removed.

[Shoukhrat Mitalipov at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland said,] Using fertilized eggs may pose an ethical problem . . . as the transplantation procedure destroys the donor embryo.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "FDA to study 'three-parent embryos'" by Michael Cook, BioEdge 2/16/14

This procedure, which involves removing the nucleus from one human egg whose cytoplasm contains defective mitochondria and placing it in an enucleated egg with healthy DNA for subsequent fertilisation, is also being debated in the UK.

The measure is strongly opposed by the Center for Genetics and Society, which is promoting an open letter to the FDA. It claims that mitochondrial transfer is unsafe, is effectively experimentation on unconsenting human subjects, and would only help a handful of women. Most importantly, it constitutes germline modification, a form of eugenics. This is a bright line which no country has ever stepped across.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Urgent: Tell the FDA to Prohibit Three-Parent Embryo Technique" by Rebecca Taylor, 2/17/14

Over 40 countries have banned such inheritable genetic modifications. Regrettably, the United States has no such laws and it is up the FDA to regulate the practice. . . .

This is a pivotal point in human history. Will we allow the intentional genetic modification of our children and grandchildren? I do not believe I am exaggerating when I say the future of our species depends on how we answer that question.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 2/3/15: From "Britain votes to allow world's first 'three-parent' IVF babies" by Kate Kelland and Kylie MacLellan, Reuters

After an emotionally charged 90-minute debate that some lawmakers criticised as being too short for such a serious matter, parliament voted 382 to 128 in favour of the technique, called mitochondrial donation.

The vote paves the way for a medical world first for Britain -- which along with the United States has been at the forefront of scientific research on the treatments -- but one that is fiercely disputed by some religious groups and other critics.

Lawmakers were given a free vote on the issue, and Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said the British leader had voted to support it, adding it was not "about playing God".

. . . critics say the technique will lead to the creation of genetically modified "designer babies", with Conservative lawmaker Fiona Bruce saying it would amount to letting "the genie out of the bottle".

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Pennsylvania Court Finds Three Adults Can Have Parental Rights

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Obama To Uganda: Accept Gay Agenda or Risk Money

President Obama told President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda that he had better embrace homosexual behavior and glorify sexual immorality, just like American government and its mainstream media, or international monetary aid may stop flowing to the African nation.
"We shall not care losing the financial support from our partners if only we are left alone." Ugandans would rather "die poor than live in an immoral nation."
-- Simon Lokodo, Ugandan Minister for Ethics and Integrity
For background, read Africans Reject President Obama's Gay Agenda, to his Face and also read Obama Ignores African Christian Genocide, Favors Gay Agenda

In addition, read President Obama Pushes U.N. to Back Gay Agenda

-- From "Obama Tells Uganda Its Anti-Gay Bill Will 'Complicate Our Valued Relationship'" by Darlene Superville, Associated Press 2/16/14

Defending gay rights around the world, as he has done at home, Obama said a bill [criminalizing homosexuality] that President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to sign will mark a "step backward" for all Ugandans . . .

Homosexuality already is illegal in Uganda under a colonial-era law that criminalizes sex acts "against the order of nature."

Museveni said last week that he plans to sign the new legislation, which has alarmed rights activists because it prescribes life imprisonment for acts of "aggravated homosexuality." Those acts are defined as sex acts where one of the partners is infected with HIV, sex with minors or the disabled and repeated sexual offenses among consenting adults.

The United States is Uganda's largest donor, sending more than $400 million in aid annually in recent years. If Museveni signs the bill, the U.S. is expected to review its relationship with the country with an eye on finding ways to register disappointment over the law.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Uganda takes moral high ground over anti-gay law" by Agence France-Presse 2/18/14

Officials also announced that Museveni had last week signed into law anti-pornography and dress code legislation which outlaws "provocative" clothing, bans scantily-clad performers from Ugandan television and closely monitors what individuals watch on the Internet.

The anti-gay bill cruised through parliament in December after its architects agreed to drop an extremely controversial death penalty clause.

However the legislation still stipulates that repeat homosexuals should be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays.

The [Uganda presidential] spokesman said the scientists concluded that "there is no definitive gene responsible for homosexuality", meaning that "homosexuality is not a disease but merely an abnormal behaviour" that needed to be banned.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Close Uganda ties may limit what U.S. does on anti-gay law" by Sam Sturgis, McClatchy Washington Bureau 2/17/14

“I’m both disturbed and not surprised that [President Obama] doesn’t specify any direct measures [against Uganda],” J. Peter Pham, the director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, said of Obama’s comments on the anti-gay legislation, which would impose life jail terms on any HIV-positive individual who engaged in homosexual intercourse. “It will be read by Uganda and Museveni and his advisers as nothing.”

Pham said it probably would take the United States threatening to withdraw military assistance to get Museveni’s attention. “We’ve condemned their actions in a number of instances but they’ve continued to act duplicitously,” he said. “The one area where we could, if we really wanted to, send a signal is on the military side.”

But that would risk what may be one of the closest U.S. military relationships in the region. Beginning in the 1990s, the United States has built the capacity of Museveni’s Uganda People’s Defence Force so it could be counted on to help stabilize difficult situations throughout Central and East Africa.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Ugandan Minister Receives Dozens of Threats Daily from British and American Homosexual Activists

And read Pro-homosexual Media Demonize Christians RE: Uganda

Monday, February 17, 2014

Texas Yanks Abortionist's License for 268 Killed

The Texas Medical Board has suspended the medical license of a Houston abortionist for violating the "safe" abortion law enacted last year that took effect in November, but the slaughter of children may continue once he and the abortion mill are in compliance.

For background, read about the Texas legislative battle over abortion restrictions.

Also read Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Admit Defeat as well as Abortionists Lament Ever-greater State Limits

-- From "Houston abortion doctor's license suspended" by The Associated Press 2/14/14

The Austin-based board said Friday Dr. Theodore Herring Jr. had performed 268 unlawful abortions [over a two-month period] and continuing his practice would be a "continuing threat to public welfare."

The board says a December inspection of his north Houston clinic showed Herring didn't have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of his clinic as mandated. The panel says another inspection last week showed he still lacked the privileges and completed paperwork.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortion doctor’s license pulled under new law" by Chuck Lindell, American-Statesman Staff 2/14/14

According to the medical board, Herring admitted that he did not have privileges during a Department of State Health Services surprise inspection — which are required at least annually — of his clinic on Dec. 11.

In response, Herring informed the agency of his plans to obtain privileges, but a follow-up inspection on Feb. 7 found that he still lacked the required approval from a hospital within 30 miles of his clinic, the board said.

The Department of State Health Services also revoked the abortion facility license for the clinic. It was the first abortion facility penalized by the agency for not having admitting privileges, spokeswoman Carrie Williams said.

Herring, a licensed physician for almost 40 years, was the only doctor providing abortions at A Affordable Woman’s Medical Center in north Houston, according to medical board records.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Houston abortion clinic shut down by state" by Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle 2/14/14

Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 7, according to the department's license revocation order, Herring performed 99 abortions.

[Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, said] he believes there are other Texas abortion providers still not in compliance with the law. He noted that Douglas Karpen, the Houston doctor accused last year of performing late-term abortions by an anti-abortion group but cleared of wrongdoing by a Harris County grand jury, lists no admitting privileges on the medical board's website.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the admitting privileges provision last month, but hasn't yet issued a ruling. In October, the court lifted a U.S. district judge's injunction barring Texas from enforcing that requirement.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortionist temporarily loses license for performing 268 abortions without admitting privileges" by Ben Johnson, 2/14/14

In late October, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel struck down the law's regulations on admitting privileges, saying that forcing abortionists to have admitting privileges would do nothing to reduce patient abandonment, such as Planned Parenthood was accused of in the case of Tonya Reaves.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans overturned Yeakel's decision on the matter of admitting privileges just three days later. The abortion providers then appealed to the Supreme Court.

In November, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the law could be implemented during the appeals process, saying that the admitting privileges requirement does not place an "undue burden" on women seeking an abortion. Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

California Abortionist Loses License over Homicide

Two Abortionists Arrested, Charged with Murder in Maryland

Florida Abortionist Loses License for Killing Healthy Fetus

Kermit the Abortionist, in Prison for Infanticide

More Abortionists Admit Killing Kids After Birth