Ben Johnson

Judge’s ruling puts polygamy on the way to legal recognition

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by Ben Johnson Mon Dec 16 18:42 EST Comments (19)

SALT LAKE CITY, December 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge may have put polygamy on its first step to legal recognition, striking down part of a Utah law that criminalized plural marriage.

The lawsuit was brought by Kody Brown, star…

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Tags: jennifer roback morse, judicial activism, polygamy, utah

Breaking: Gosnell sentenced to 30 years on drug charges

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by Ben Johnson Mon Dec 16 16:56 EST Comments (6)

PHILADELPHIA, December 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kermit Gosnell has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for illegally dispensing prescription drugs, bringing an end to the most-watched legal saga related to an abortionist.

U.S. District…

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Tags: house of horrors, kermit gosnell

Have a Coke, a baby, and a smile

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by Ben Johnson Mon Dec 16 14:37 EST Comments (12)

A new Coca-Cola ad is a jarring exception to the television industry's usually unrelenting negative coverage of family and parenthood.

The advertising firm Santo Buenos Aires produced the 60-second spot to promote Coke Life, a new 36-calorie…

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Tags: television

Ex-gay group files sexual orientation discrimination complaint with Department of Justice

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by LifeSiteNews staff Thu Dec 12 13:22 EST Comments (27)

ROCKVILLE, MD, December 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) has filed a sexual orientation discrimination complaint with the Department of Justice and the Department of Education against the Montgomery…

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Tags: department of justice, pfox

Eyewitness: Carhart hospitalized 4th woman in 10 months, second in 4 days

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by Operation Rescue staff Thu Dec 12 13:08 EST Comments (0)

BELLEVUE, NE, December 12, 2013 (Operation Rescue) – An eyewitness has reported that he observed an ambulance outside LeRoy Carhart’s Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion clinic on November 30 and that the woman transported may have suffered complications…

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Tags: abortion deaths, botched abortion, leroy carhart

ObamaCare, Wendy Davis make Planned Parenthood’s top ‘10 history-making moments’ of 2012

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by Ben Johnson Wed Dec 11 18:39 EST Comments (1)

Wendy Davis smiles
Wendy Davis smiles

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the Christmas season draws near and New Year's beckons, Americans begin to look back on the highlights of the past year. Planned Parenthood has done the same in its new annual report.

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Tags: obamacare, planned parenthood, wendy davis

Planned Parenthood received $540.6 million in tax dollars, performed 327,166 abortions in 2012

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by Ben Johnson Wed Dec 11 17:53 EST Comments (2)

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood performed 327,166 abortions last year while collecting more than half-a-billion dollars from U.S. taxpayers, according to its most recent annual report.

The numbers…

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Tags: abortion funding, planned parenthood

At least 30 percent of Planned Parenthood ‘services’ in 2012 could induce abortion

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by Ben Johnson Wed Dec 11 17:53 EST Comments (0)

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although it boasts that abortion represents only “three percent” of its overall activities, abortions and potentially abortion-inducing services account for nearly one-third of all Planned…

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Tags: abortifacient, contraceptives, planned parenthood

Tense confrontation: Congressman asks Sebelius for list of ObamaCare plans that don’t cover abortion

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by Ben Johnson Wed Dec 11 14:12 EST Comments (8)

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sparks flew on Capitol Hill today as a Republican congressman demanded that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius produce a list of ObamaCare health insurance plans that do not cover abortion.

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Tags: chris smith, john shimkus, kathleen sebelius, obamacare

Growing up without a father transforms children’s brains: Study

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by Ben Johnson Tue Dec 10 15:57 EST Comments (19)

MONTREAL, December 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study shows that growing up without a father not only affects behavior – it transforms children's brain structure.

That's the verdict reached by the Research Institute of the McGill…

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Tags: family, single mothers, single-parent

Planned Parenthood answers the question: Can my transgender girlfriend get me pregnant?

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by Ben Johnson Tue Dec 10 12:47 EST Comments (2)

File this under “First World problems.”

Planned Parenthood has posted a response on its Tumblr account to a reader who asked, "Can my trans[gender] girlfriend get me pregnant?"

Someone who, understandably, wanted to remain anonymous wrote, “My…

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Tags: planned parenthood, transgender, transgenderism

Judge slaps down grad student who said prof docked her grade for backing gay ‘marriage’

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by Ben Johnson Tue Dec 10 07:45 EST Comments (4)

Megan Thode, denied
Megan Thode, denied

BETHLEHEM, PA, December 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dayna Morales, the waitress who was fired after falsely claiming that patrons denied her a tip, is not the only person to falsely claim she suffered discrimination because of virulent…

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Tags: academia, hate crimes hoaxes, homophobia, same-sex 'marriage'

Man who slipped girlfriend abortion pill could get 41 month sentence instead of 13 years

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by Ben Johnson Mon Dec 09 16:03 EST Comments (4)

John Andrew Welden
John Andrew Welden

TAMPA, FL, December 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of a man who tricked his ex-girlfriend into taking an abortion-inducing drug, because the judge is not convinced the pill caused the woman's miscarriage on…

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Tags: florida, forced abortion, misoprostol

Abortionist who violated law designed to catch molesters asked to appear before state license board

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by Ben Johnson Mon Dec 09 14:50 EST Comments (0)

Ulrich
Ulrich "George" Klopfer

INDIANAPOLIS, December 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Medical authorities in Indiana have asked an abortionist who violated a state law designed to catch child molesters to appear in person before renewing his license to practice.

Dr. Ulrich…

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Tags: indiana, statutory rape, ulrich george klopfer

Loving my daughter into death in the 19th week changed my view of abortion forever

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by Heather Wargo Fri Dec 06 20:14 EST Comments (24)

Heather and RJ Wargo
Heather and RJ Wargo
The only ultrasound of Margaret
The only ultrasound of Margaret

December 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - My husband and I have been very blessed in our lives with a wonderful marriage and healthy, beautiful children. We are a Catholic family with four daughters and three sons. We found out we were expecting baby…

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Tags: culture of life, miscarriage

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