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LIFE ISSUES

Pennsylvania Drug Court Lends Woman Money for Abortion
https://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=44380
 
Final Exit Network defendants said that hospice is just assisted suicide in slow motion. This is dangerous demagoguery that could convince people not to seek the benefits that hospice can provide. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has now issued a press release rebutting the baseless charge.
https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2009/03/hospice-organization-reacts-to-fen.html

Pushing to Experiment on Alzheimer’s Patients
https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2009/03/pushing-to-experiment-on-alzheimers.html

State senator says “Regents of the University of California have been conducting an experiment on women” by allowing Planned Parenthood to train non-physicians to perform abortions
https://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=70d60e87-7018-45ce-b0cd-f2404e281de9

Could St. Louis lose its Catholic hospitals under new federal abortion legislation?
https://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/E6E47067257DB95E862575710014DD57?OpenDocument

Assisted suicide group expects ‘cultural shift’ in Washington state
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15264

Another blow to fatherhood: IVF mothers can name ANYONE as ‘father’ on birth certificate
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1158322/Another-blow-fatherhood-IVF-mothers-ANYONE-father-birth-certificate.html

Stem Cell Research- Cord Blood Stem Cells Give Spinal Cord Injury Patient Feeling In His Body Again
https://donmargolis.com/blog/2009/03/stem-cell-research-cord-blood-stem-cells-spinal-cord-injury-feeling-body/

Two-year-old girl can see for the first time following stem cell treatment
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/4938179/Two-year-old-girl-can-see-for-the-first-time-following-stem-cell-treatment.html

New Eugenics: Selecting Embryos for Eye and Hair Color
https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2009/03/new-eugenics-selecting-embryos-for-eye.html

Lead Into Gold: IPS Cells Advances Continue
https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2009/03/lead-into-gold-ips-cells-advances.html

Pluripotent Self-Delusion – Embryonic-stem-cell research tramples upon human dignity By Mona Charen
https://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Njk4YWQ1N2RhYTA1Y2NhYjJjNjM5ZjRkOTQ1OTUzZDY=

Three Babies Born From Cloning? I don’t believe a word of it. Wesley Smith
https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2009/03/three-babies-born-from-cloning.html

Drinking intellectual hemlock at The University of Calgary
A university is using police and the courts to silence students instead of allowing for the free inquiry they claim to support.
https://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/drinking_intellectual_hemlock_at_the_university_of_calgary/

Palin Alaska Supreme Court Pick: 2nd Woman, Former Planned Parenthood Board Member
https://themoderatevoice.com/26930/palin-supreme-court-pick-2nd-woman-former-planned-parenthood-board-member/

SIBELIUS

Sebelius nomination puts DC archbishop in spotlight
https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2212

Kathleen Sebelius Explains Being a Pro-Choice Pro-Lifer
https://www.usnews.com/blogs/god-and-country/2009/03/02/kathleen-sebelius-explains-being-a-pro-choice-pro-lifer.html

Matthews: Will Sebelius Survive ‘Terrorism of the Anti-Abortion People?’
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2009/03/02/matthews-will-sebelius-survive-terrorism-anti-abortion-people

The Sebelius Challenge By George Weigel
The Sebelius nomination is fraught with danger on several fronts. Vigorous, Internet-based support for Sebelius’ nomination is already being offered by many of the same Catholic intellectuals who argued that Barack Obama was the real pro-life candidate in 2008.
https://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=1325

“26 prominent Catholics back Sebelius pick,” proclaims the National “Catholic” Reporter headline:
https://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2009/03/birds-of-faithful-feather.html

Sebelius’s Pro-Abortion Partner
https://www.ncregister.com/daily/sebeliuss_pro-abortion_partner/

New Catholic website protests Gov. Sebelius’ Cabinet nomination
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15260

OBAMA

Senator: I will defy Obama if he repeals Abortion ‘Conscience Clause’
https://www.examiner.com/x-2359-Evangelical-Examiner~y2009m3d2-Senator—I-will-defy-Obama-if-he-repeals-Abortion-Conscience-Clause

Senate Committee Ignores Outcry, Confirms Porn Lawyer. Specter told National Public Radio he had never seen so much opposition from voters — 11,000 phone calls, letters and other contacts with the committee.
https://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000009504.cfm

They say talk is cheap. But in fact it can be devastatingly expensive. Among the generation of Germans who were enthralled by Hitler’s eloquence, millions paid with their lives and their children’s lives for empowering this demagogue to lead them to ruin and infamy.
https://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2009/03/03/is_talk_cheap

Obama’s pro-life backers risk usurping bishops by redefining Catholic life
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15278

Barack Obama may subject US troops to International Criminal Court
https://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/gerald_warner/blog/2009/03/06/barack_obama_may_subject_us_troops_to_international_criminal_court

Obama is in trouble – Did you feel it? The political ground shifting beneath President Barack Obama since his speech last week to Congress? It’s been  downhill since
https://www.dcexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/TapscottsCopyDesk/

More Government, Less God: What the Obama Revolution Means for Religion in America
the nanny state he is seeking to build will likely crowd out religious institutions in America.
https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/viewarticle.php?selectedarticle=2009.03.03.001.pdart

Obama wants to crush conservatives
https://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_11828382

Cramer on Obama: ‘It’s Amateur Hour at Our Darkest Moment’
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/03/03/cramer-obama-its-amateur-hour-our-darkest-moment

The Obama Economy – As the Dow keeps dropping, the President is running out of people to blame.
https://online.wsj.com/article/SB123604419092515347.html

‘Fixes’ killing the market – When will someone concede that to redistribute or nationalize wealth is to steal it, not create it?
https://www.financialpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1321666

David Brooks Wakes Up Late: ‘Barack Obama Is Not Who We Thought He Was’
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2009/03/03/david-brooks-wakes-late-barack-obama-not-who-we-thought-he-was

Wikipedia scrubs Obama eligibility – Mention of citizenship issues deleted in minutes, ‘offending’ users banned
https://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=91114

Obama overturns Bush endangered species rule
https://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/03/endangered.species.act/index.html

OBAMA VS. RUSH LIMBAUGH

Susan Estrich Warns Democrats About Dangers of Attacking Rush Limbaugh
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2009/03/04/susan-estrich-warns-democrats-about-dangers-attacking-rush-limbaugh

Senior White House aide guiding anti-Rush Limbaugh strategy…
https://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19596.html

Rush unloads on RNC’s Michael Steele – Where are your guts? Why can’t you tie Obama to these policies?’
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_030209/content/01125111.guest.html

DOUG KMIEC

A little more whiplash from Kmiec
https://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2009/03/a-little-more-whiplash-from-kmiec.html

Douglas Kmiec comes out against Proposition 8…
https://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2009/03/douglas-kmiec-comes-out-against-proposition-8.html

RELIGION

Why would a Catholic agency ask for involvement with the abortion industry?
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/articles.cfm?id=306

Boston cardinal backs Catholic agency’s bid for contract involving abortion coverage
https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2211

Cardinal says atheist’s theories “absurd”
https://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hJK9enh8baMhdRguzkPFWcjJj9NQD96MJ1JG1

“Exposing children to unapproved religious activities”; Teen counselor sues employer after she’s suspended from work for inadvertently allowing youngsters to hear ‘Christian music’ during beach outing
https://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=3b3f119a-5263-4fcc-b2a9-c7023b157a1b

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a New Jersey high school football coach who wants to bow his head and kneel during prayers led by his players,
https://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000009503.cfm

If Pope Benedict is out of touch…
https://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2009/03/if-pope-benedict-is-out-of-touch.html

Bishop receives death threats for denouncing human trafficking rings
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15288

Just what religion is promoted at Cardinal Mahony’s so-called “Catholic congress?” Subversive and heterodox groups take center stage in LA
https://catholiccitizens.org/views/contentview.asp?c=49638

The Voice of America Silenced on Radical Islam
https://frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.aspx?GUID=67584C70-C524-475E-8D77-B1F9BE9486E0

Critic Says Islamic Extremism Gets Whitewashed in American Textbooks. Publishers are afraid of the Islamist activists. They don’t want trouble
https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,504944,00.html

HOMOSEXUALITY

Student actors from Catholic high school will perform ‘gay-friendly’ play at ‘gay-friendly’ San Francisco parish
https://calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=86835971-dd6d-4e3e-90ed-66c234d71c24

Married gays in Mass. sue US for federal benefits
https://apnews.myway.com/article/20090303/D96MBMHG0.html

Young conservatives misled on homosexual issue
https://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=434116

Transsexual takes case to tribunal after claiming to be denied access to women’s only area of gym
https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1450968

Canadian Government Minister Jason Kenney backs refugee status for gay Iranians
https://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/594493

ECONOMIC CRISIS

U.S. rescue efforts may risk double-dip recession
https://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE52168Y20090302

Head of market analysis for Schneider Foreign Exchange Stephen Gallo told CNBC yesterday that the financial crisis will lead to the creation of a global central bank and a global single currency within 15 years
https://www.baltische-rundschau.eu/2009/03/01/global-bank-global-currency-within-15-years/

Terence Corcoran: The Big Global Screw-up – Understanding systemic failure on this scale requires much more than name-calling and cheap accusations aimed at bankers 
https://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/23/terence-corcoran-the-big-global-screw-up.aspx

MISCELLANEOUS

Global Warming: On Hold? According to a new study, global warming may have hit a speed bump and could go into hiding for decades.
https://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/03/02/global-warming-pause.html

CO2 a pollutant? ‘Ridiculous,’ says scientist
https://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=433994

If We Don’t Legislate Morality, Immorality Rules – Pat Boone
https://www.newsmax.com/boone/Boone_morality_legislate/2009/03/02/187231.html

Tories and Libs focusing on ‘key battleground’ of fertile Ontario
https://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=2009/march/2/batterground/&c=2

Government: In search of the real Harper – Has the PM really pulled the ultimate about-face?
https://www.canadianbusiness.com/managing/strategy/article.jsp?content=20090303_10002_10002

Home schoolers swarm to defend education
https://www.onenewsnow.com/Education/Default.aspx?id=431394

A commercial for adultery?
https://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=434648

Palin’s biographer impressed with the governor – her presence on the GOP ticket would have made the election much closer than it turned out.
https://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=433742

Congressman: Demise of old media mostly for better
https://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D96MPJ804&show_article=1

Illinois’ Cook County Craigslist is top source of prostitution
https://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10189323-93.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0

Fictional drivel- The Handmaid’s Tale – It is drivel because it is a paranoiac fantasy whose principal purpose and effect is to stir up hatred of men – Barbara Kay, National Post
https://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=1325501

Rick Santorum speech at Conservative Political Action Conference 2009 – Did conservatism fail America? I would say that what happened was conservatives failed conservatism, and that failed America. Why has the movement floundered?  Ethical lapses, incompetence, and a loss of principles
https://www.eppc.org/publications/pubID.3732/pub_detail.asp

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