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North Carolina 7th Graders to Learn About IUDs, Abortifacients, Condoms

By James Tillman RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – North Carolina schools are preparing to implement the “Healthy Youth Act,” signed on June 30, 2009 and set to take effect in the 2010-11 school year. It states that students from 7th to 9th grade should be taught “about the effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods in preventing pregnancy.” Students will be taught about male and female condoms, diaphragms, sponges, cervical caps, spermicides, oral contraceptives, contraceptive rings, the abortifacient “morning after pill,” and other methods of birth control, unless their parents explicitly request that their child be excluded from […]
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Lawsuit: Specialist for NASA Mission Demoted for Sharing Intelligent Design Views

LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — An amended complaint was filed Monday in a lawsuit against Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on behalf of an employee who claims he was demoted, silenced, harassed, and threatened with termination for discussing his beliefs about intelligent design with co-workers.  The California Institute of Technology operates JPL under a contract with NASA. In March 2009, David Coppedge – who served as a high-level “team lead” technical specialist on JPL’s Cassini mission to Saturn since 2000 – was allegedly punished on the basis of “pushing [his] religion.” According to the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), the public interest […]
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Princeton Philosopher: ‘Why Not Sterilize the Human Race and Party into Extinction?’

By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Princeton philosopher Peter Singer one of the world’s foremost contemporary utilitarian philosophers infamous for his advocacy of infanticide, would like individuals to consider this question: would sterilizing the human race to spare future generations the pain of existence be a good idea? In a blog post for the New York Times entitled “Should this be the last generation?” Singer discusses in glowing terms the thought of South African philosopher David Benatar. Singer calls Benator the “author of a fine book with an arresting title: ‘Better Never to Have Been: The […]
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13-Year-Old Self-Aborts Baby: 30-Year-Old Boyfriend Buries Body

By James Tillman LEHIGHTON, Pennsylvania, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  A 30-year old Pennsylvania man has been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl and burying the body of their child after she performed a home abortion on herself with a pencil. The girl attempted to perform the abortion on herself on Wednesday, June 2.  Over the next three days she became extremely ill and went into labor.  After she called her 30-year-old boyfriend, he told her to “push hard,” according to the Pocono Record, and she delivered the baby in the toilet.  The girl told the police that the baby was […]
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Florida Enacts Legislation Protecting Private Prayer in Schools

By Peter J. Smith TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Florida has enacted a new law protecting the rights of individuals at public schools to engage freely in prayer and other religious expression. Gov. Charlie Crist signed the bill, which had been passed by the legislature in May, on Friday. The bill (HB 31) originated as a response to a controversy surrounding the Santa Rosa County School District, which had been pressured by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to adopt a policy that forbade all school personnel from engaging in non-official school-related religious activities. “Our First Amendment rights, granted […]
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Memos Show Kagan’s Hand in Clinton-Era Abortion, Assisted Suicide Policy Decisions

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A number of memos have come to the fore with information about the views of President Barack Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, on abortion and assisted suicide. The memos show that Kagan opined against a federal ban on assisted suicide, and demonstrated political savvy in keeping the Clinton administration from endangering already liberal abortion laws by antagonizing a Republican-led Congress. When the Clinton Administration was faced by Oregon’s decision to legalize assisted suicide, Kagan, serving during this time as deputy director of Clinton's Domestic Policy […]
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Commentary: Homosexuality and the Military — What’s Really at Stake?

Commentary by Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary June 7, 2010 (AlbertMohler.com) – Get ready. Big changes are coming to the United States military. Congress seems poised to pass legislation that would call for the elimination of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy put in place in 1993. With the support of the Obama administration, and with Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, it appears that the official normalization of homosexuality within the U.S. armed forces may take place sometime this summer, after the completion of a Pentagon review. Last Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 234 […]
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Alaska Gov Vetoes Child Health Insurance Program over Abortion Concerns

By Peter J. Smith JUNEAU, Alaska, June 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alaska’s governor Sean Parnell has nixed an expansion of the state’s child health insurance program (CHIP) after he discovered that the program pays for elective abortions and could end up financing more. Parnell struck out $2.9 million dollars for the program from Alaska’s eight billion dollar operating budget with a veto of SB 13, the Denali Kid Care program, which sponsors said would add 1,277 children and 225 pregnant women to the rolls of the state’s insured. Denali Kid Care is a state-subsidized program that extends to children until […]
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