Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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Roe v. Wade Is A 'Jealous God' That Demands Blood And Generates Rage ...During the debate over partial-birth abortion, abortion-rights people argued the procedure was rare—as if even one case of puncturing the skull of a nearly born infant and sucking out its brains would be acceptable. Imagine the outcry from the animal rights crowd should someone do that to a baby seal. Ron Fitzsimmons, the executive director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, admitted, “We lied through our teeth.” The gruesome procedure was performed as often as a thousand times a year.

How Roe Undermines Natural Rights
Aside from the lies, Roe has distorted our legal system and the Constitution itself. In Hill v. Colorado, the Supreme Court upheld a Colorado “bubble law” that forbids any person within 100 feet of a “health care facility” to approach another person without that person’s consent in order to pass a leaflet, display a sign, or engage in protest, education, or counseling with that person.

Justice John Paul Stevens disingenuously said the law was “content neutral.” It regulates, not speech, he wrote, but merely “certain places where some speech may occur.” This is the same Justice Stevens who thundered in an Erie, Pennsylvania, case regulating the location of strip clubs that the city of Erie had “silenced a message the dancers at [the strip club] want to convey.”

Make no mistake—there is only one kind of “health care facility” the Colorado law is meant to protect. Do you honestly think someone picketing against amalgam filings at a dentist’s office will be hauled in under this law? Moreover, imagine such a statute being written with “place of business” instead of “health care facility.” The unions would go berserk, and rightly so. The late Justice Antonin Scalia, in his Hill dissent, called the Supreme Court an “ad hoc nullification machine that … pushes aside whatever doctrines of constitutional law stand in the way of that highly favored practice” of abortion...

I went into the middle of the pro-abortion women’s march – here’s what I saw    ...First, there were the “pussy hats.” These pink knit hats with two small, pointy ears are part of a project launched over Thanksgiving weekend in support of “women’s rights.” Feminists are obsessed with cats, and then there’s the whole female anatomy/Donald Trump double entendre.

Then, there were the signs. It was hard to find any without profanity. They featured sparkly uteruses, the Virgin Mary as female genitals, and frequently made use of the word “p****.” A lot of the signs just said, “f*** Trump.”

And the children. Parents apparently saw nothing wrong with putting “pussy hats” on their elementary school-age daughters and bringing their kids to a march where images of sex acts and sexual assault were plastered on signs about the president...

Boy Scouts of America to begin accepting transgender boys  The Boy Scouts of America said on Monday the group would begin accepting transgender boys, bucking its more than a century-old practice of using the gender stated on a birth certificate to determine eligibility.

"Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application," Boy Scouts of America communications director Effie Delimarkos said in an emailed statement.

Delimarkos cited shifting definitions of gender under state laws, which can "vary widely from state to state," in explaining the change.

She said that while the organization offers programs for all youths, its Cub and Boy Scout programs are specifically for boys. The change will allow children to apply even if male is not listed on their birth certificate...

U.S. Warns Iran Over Latest Ballistic Missile Test ...Iran on Sunday again tested its ballistic missile technology, despite multiple warnings from the international community. Ballistic missiles could be armed with a nuclear payload and potentially reach America.

The test drew outrage from many U.S. lawmakers who oppose the nuclear agreement and could set the stage for a showdown between the newly installed Trump administration and the Islamic Republic...

Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK   A key malaria treatment has failed for the first time in patients being treated in the UK, doctors say.

The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, in early signs the parasite is evolving resistance...

First Baby Girl Born with Three Parents
In early January, a mother in Ukraine gave birth to a baby girl with DNA from three parents—two women and one man. She is the second baby known to be born from modern mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT), but her birth is a first in several other ways...


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