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Catholics strongly disapprove of Obama's job performance

In case you were wondering how Obama's latest mandate regarding insurance requirements for religious institutions is playing among a key constituency, wonder no longer:

Via Rasmussen:

Catholics strongly disapprove of the job President Obama is doing as the debate continues over his administration’s new policy forcing Catholic institutions to pay for contraception they morally oppose. While the president’s overall job approval ratings have improved over the past couple of months, they have remained steady among Catholics.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of likely Catholic voters nationwide at least somewhat disapprove of the president’s job performance, while 40% at least somewhat approve. But the passion’s on the side of those who don’t like the job he’s doing: 44% Strongly Disapprove versus 19% who Strongly Approve.

Keep in mind that Catholics comprise about 27% of the electorate...and went for Obama by about 8 points in the '08 election...which makes them pretty key to his holding on to the White House this November. 

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New statistics show thousands of disabled, Down Syndrome babies aborted

New abortion statistics have been released in England after a Freedom of Information Request filed by a pro-life group, and the information is shocking.  In short, it reveals thousands of abortions performed on disabled babies for everything from Down Syndrome to cleft palate.

This is the first time the British government has released information regarding abortions performed on the grounds of disabilities in over ten years.  It seems there's probably a reason for that - that being that the data makes people uncomfortable.

Just in the last year alone, records showed:

  • 2,290 abortions due to foetal medical problems last year
  • 35,000 abortions among under-16s since 2002
  • 26 since 2002 due to cleft palate fears
  • 147 on babies over 24 weeks into term last year
  • Thousands of abortions on 15 and 16 year old girls

From the Daily Mail:

Julia Millington, spokeswoman for the ProLife Alliance, said: 'This is a great victory for transparency and freedom of speech and we are delighted that full information about the justification for late abortions is now being made available in the same detail as it was in 2001.'

The data reveals that in 2010, 482 foetuses were aborted for Down's syndrome, including 10 who were over 24 weeks.

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New Hampshire legislature overrides veto of parental notification bill

New Hampshire became the 37th state to enact a parental notification law with regard to abortion on Wednesday when the Republican majority overrode the veto of Democrat Governor John Lynch.  The vote in the House of 266 to 102, and 17 to 7 in the Senate.

The legislation requires health care providers to 48 hours advance notice to parents of girls under 18 either in person or by certified mail.  Failure to do so would leave them subject to a misdemeanor charge.  The exceptions to the law include if a determination that the girls life is at risk, or if a delay would cause a "serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily organ."

In the course of debate, NH state Representative Brandon Giuda stated, "If you believe children need parents involved in monumental life decisions, support this bill."

The Boston Globe has the history of the debate in New Hampshire:

Four years ago, Lynch made New Hampshire the first state to repeal a law requiring parental notification for minors to get abortions. He said the unenforced law was unconstitutional because it failed to protect the safety of young women.

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No free speech rights for would-be fathers?

A would-be father in New Mexico is on a legal course to define whether or not men have an right to free speech when it concerns the activity of the women who carry their unborn children.  Specifically, if a woman chooses to have an abortion, can they speak out against it publicly?  What happens when the free speech rights enshrined in our First Amendment comes into conflict with the manufactured "right to privacy" which legalized abortion?

35 year old Greg Fultz of Alamogordo, New Mexico has paid to put up a billboard stating, "This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!"  The billboard has a picture of Fultz with an outline of a baby in his arms.

The woman has taken him to court for harassment and violation of privacy.

From the story...

...Fultz's attorney argues the order violates his client's free speech rights.

"As distasteful and offensive as the sign may be to some, for over 200 years in this country the First Amendment protects distasteful and offensive speech," Todd Holmes said.

School officials arrange for secret abortions

As hard as it is to imagine, a mother of a sixteen year old girl has found out that her daughter's school counsellor arranged for her to have an abortion without the parent's knowledge.

The mother, a Christ Church New Zealand resident, only found out about the abortion four days after the fact.

After suspecting that something was wrong with her daughter, she confronted her friends who admitted that the school's counsellor had arranged for the abortion.

From the story:

Helen, not her real name, found out about the termination four days after it had happened. "I was horrified. Horrified that she'd had to go through that on her own, and horrified her friends and counsellors had felt that she shouldn't talk to us," she said. ...

Helen said teachers could discuss how a student was doing in school or phone parents when their child misbehaved, but would then keep life-changing situations such as abortions secret.

Her daughter had since told her the counsellor "wasn't very forthcoming" with advice. The counsellor did ask the girl if she had talked to her parents, but never pursued it.

Helen said follow-up counselling for her daughter was "nonexistent". ...

Helen has been too upset to approach the school. "Afterwards I was too wild, and I probably still am."

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Help spread the word to stop taxpayer funding of abortion

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New campaign focuses on racial aspect of abortion

A Texas based pro-life group has begun to stir things up in the abortion debate by posting billboards in Chicago featuring baby-pictures of Barack Obama that read: "Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted".  The point of the ads is to highlight the high rate of abortion in the minority community.

Recent studies have shown that the abortion rate among African-Americans is far, far higher than any other race, which has led many pro-life groups to focus on the minority community.

Needless to say, the pro-abortion crowd is a little upset.

The Chicago Abortion Fund, a pro-choice group, denounced the billboard. "The ongoing anti-choice movement to target women of color in cities across the country is both despicable and deplorable," it said in a statement. "Not only is the ad attempting to shame black women but placing a picture of the President Obama alongside the message is cynical and misleading."

As the saying goes, the truth hurts.

Life Always, the group which put up the billboard, is planning to do another thirty similar billboards in the Chicago area in the near future.  It's most recent (and controversial) billboard featured a headline stating: "The most dangerous place for African Americans is in the womb".

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Democrat Senator: Pro-lifers "don’t deserve the freedoms in the Constitution"

Do pro-life conservatives deserve the freedoms of our Constitution?  At least one liberal Democrat Senator says they don't.

At a recent Planned Parenthood rally to keep its hands in taxpayer's pocketbooks, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg said that "Planned Parenthood is under attack by Tea Party Republicans who have put their extremist ideology above women's health".  He then went a step further and, referring to pro-life counter-protestors, stated: "These people don't deserve the freedoms in the Constitution!"

New Jersey pro-life activist Marie Tasy suggested that such comments provide "evidence of how Planned Parenthood and its supporters actually feel."

She went on:

“This statement is shameful coming from a U.S. Senator,” Tasy added. “Lautenberg made these remarks surrounded by Planned Parenthood employees, supporters and state lawmakers who applauded him. These remarks are absolutely shameful and need to be exposed.”


The rally itself was part of Planned Parenthood's campaign involving a pink bus that's been traveling the country to drum up support for keeping their tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding in place.  This from an organization that has, as Tasy pointed out, been caught on tape engaging in criminal activity, (including aiding and abetting in the sex trafficking of minor girls).

(Click here and tell your members of Congress to STOP taxpayer funding of abortion today!)

Obama admin trying to eliminate doctor and nurse conscience protections on abortion

The more the bureaucracy moves to enact the Obama administration's notion of health care "reform", the worse it gets.  In this case, it's their move to eliminate the conscience protection rights concerning abortion that were provided for by the Bush administration.

Those protections were put in place on behalf of those in the medical community who did not want to be forced to participate in performing abortions.  The 2008 rule by the Bush administration was put in place to prohibit recipients of any federal funding from discriminating against those who had such moral objections.

The Obama administration now wants to reverse that somewhat and force those medical personnel to distribute drugs which are intended to induce abortion.

(Via LifeNews)

Several pro-life groups are sending a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warning her of the alarming effects on patients that will follow the Obama administration’s recent move to strip the medical community of key conscience protections on abortion. ...

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