Obama Will Call For Repeal Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

European Assembly Delays “Gay Rights” Vote

David French: The next great pro-life advocate

Mother of four dies after abortionist severs artery during abortion

UK: “Lessons fight anti-gay prejudice in Cornwall”

NC: Greensboro sex club closed

Canada: The problem with “sext” ed

Joy Behar on The View: “[Gays] don’t take monogamy and infidelity the same way”

Islamic Militants in Somalia Murder Christian Leader

Canada: B.C. polygamy trial draws odd list of interveners

Baptist Press Prop 8 summary, day 11: Religious conservatives again targeted

Emotional Prop 8 trial draws to an end

    LifeSiteNews: “Lawyers defending the California constitution’s definition of marriage in federal court are wrapping up testimony today after weeks of wrangling over theories surrounding marriage, sexuality, procreation, and the law’s involvement in all three . . . the defense of Perry v. Schwarzenegger depended solely on the legal teams of Cooper & Kirk, the Alliance Defense Fund, and ProtectMarriage.com, as Schwarzenegger’s and Brown’s lawyers literally sat on the sidelines . . . ‘This entire trial has been little more than an attempt by activists advancing the homosexual legal agenda to use emotion and sympathy in order to convince the court that marriage is unconstitutional,’ stated ADF Senior Legal Counsel Austin R. Nimocks.”

  • Posted: 01/27/2010
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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SD: Attempt to repeal embryonic stem cell research ban unvolves more deception

ACLU: “U.S. Participates In United Nations Human Rights Review Process”

Separation of pro–life and state at the National Gallery of ARt

National Abortion Federation and ACLU Ask Court to Preclude Voluntary Manslaughter Charge in Trial of Dr. Tiller’s Murderer

ACLU: “House Introduces Bill To Protect LGBT Students Against Discrimination”

Utah lawmaker acts to block D.C. “gay marriage”

“Gay-Marriage Ban Comes at What Cost”

Air Force Academy’s own ‘Godzilla’ invited to speak to cadets

Same-Sex Marriage Case, Day 12: The End (for Now)

CT: Enfield School Board Votes To Stop Using First Cathedral For Graduations

The public argument of conscientious objection

    Dr. Grattan Brown, assistant professor of theology at Belmont Abbey College, writing at First Things, On the Square: “When the members of a society carry on a serious debate, the activity of conscientious dialogue, the sharpening of individual consciences, and a relatively stable peaceful consensus all characterize that society’s common good . . . The contribution of conscience to the common good explains why conscientious objection is so intolerable to abortion advocates: It makes a public argument for the abolition of abortion and the discovery of alternatives, wherever possible. Objection generates public debate in which every side expects short-term compromises while complex questions are answered. It aims, however, at the formation of a social conscience sufficient to reject certain medical practices as inherently immoral and unfit for the common good.”

  • Posted: 01/27/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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Wisconsin Senate to vote on “Unhealthy Youth Act” tomorrow!

Ohio SC: Law protecting children from porn regulates only “personally directed” electronic communications

Rocky Mountain Family Council: 2010 Colo. Legislative Update Includes Public Schools Religious Bill of Rights

ACLU: A vote on marriage in WV would signal “intolerance”

Baby Isaiah Granted Another Three Weeks for Medical Assessment

Maryland marriage protection bill hearing tomorrow

David Cameron: “Teach children to treat gay people equally”

The future of the European Court of Human Rights

The new world of campaign finance law: D.C. Circuit questions FEC restraints

ACLU reviews Brownsville teacher dispute

    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “The American Civil Liberties Union is looking into the case of a Fayette County high school teacher who was suspended from her job after someone posted photos of her with a male stripper to an online social networking site. ‘We’re investigating the situation and are deeply troubled by the school district’s disciplinary action against an employee for purely private, off-duty conduct,’ Witold “Vic” Walczak, the ACLU’s legal director in Pennsylvania, said Tuesday . . . ”

  • Posted: 01/27/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.pittsburghlive.com

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Why have so many abortion workers been “mugged by the ultrasound?”

House of Lords Today Debates Religious Hiring By Faith Schools

Jordan Lorence: Give churches space in vacant city schools

Canada: “Saving Isaiah: Couple Fights Hospital for Baby’s Life

Austin R. Nimocks on the Jody Hice Show Last Week: The Prop. 8 Trial

German Homeschooling Family Granted Political Asylum

AFA of Indiana: Senate Addresses Teen “Sexting” with Indiana Law and Parents in Mind

Family Breakdown in the United Kingdom

Liberty Counsel Report Documents Obama’s Radical Nominees and Appointments

Democrats woo Snowe, Collins in hope of saving health reform legislation

Second defense witness takes stand in Prop 8 trial

“Prop 8 witness says gay marriage undermines traditional marriage”

Details Emerge on Hispanic New York Woman Killed in Botched Legal Abortion

Justice Roberts Hints He Could Overturn Roe

ADF update on Prop 8 trial proceedings: Tuesday, January 26th

Georgia governor proclaims “Marriage Week”

eHarmony agrees to settle “gay discrimination” suit

Judge put lawyers on long leash in federal challenge to Prop 8

Street preacher’s case to be decided in 2 weeks

“Planned Parenthood lacks standing in abortion case”

Lawyers for the California marriage amendment make their case

UMass law school proposal faces vote next week

Prop 8 trial, day 10: Initiative supporters call first witness

Super Bowl ads rival game in 2010, according to Hanon McKendry

    PR Newswire: “Super Bowl ads remain a big draw for viewers, with over 57 percent of U.S. adults who expect to watch Super Bowl XLIV planning to tune in as much or more for the commercials as for the game . . . Hanon McKendry is a national brand consulting and advertising firm that excels at helping clients shift perceptions beyond what their brands offer to what their brands mean . . . The firm has also earned national recognition for its cause and issue-based campaigns and brand development for clients such as the Alliance Defense Fund, Salvation Army, National Arbor Day Foundation, World Vision, Young Life, Focus on the Family and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Hanon McKendry is a Gravity Six Alliance partner.”

  • Posted: 01/27/2010
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.prnewswire.com

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Survey shows slight increase in reported number of “gays” serving in the military

    Washington Post: “An estimated 66,000 gay, lesbian and bisexual people are serving in the U.S. military, roughly 2 percent of all military personnel, according to a report released Tuesday by a gay rights policy center. The figures suggest a slight increase in the number of gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the military, and they provide opponents of the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy with fresh data as they lobby the Obama administration for its repeal.”

  • Posted: 01/27/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Catholic League: Prop 8 Trial Demonizes Catholicism

Oregon Voters Pass Tax Boost on Wealthy, Corporations

Witness Assails “Gay Marriages”

    “David Boies, a lawyer representing gay couples, began questioning Mr. Blankenhorn in a cross-examination that had the two men raising their voices at each other. Their bickering prompted the judge to end the trial for the day . . . ”

  • Posted: 01/27/2010
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Law Review: The Trajectory of Trauma: Bodies and Minds of Abortion Discourse

    Jeannie Suk, The Trajectory of Trauma: Bodies and Minds of Abortion Discourse (January 19, 2010). Columbia Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 5, June 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1539256

    “What is the legal import of emotional pain following a traumatic event? The idea of women traumatized by abortion has recently acquired a constitutional foothold. The present Article is about this new frontier of trauma. I argue that the legal discourse of abortion trauma grows out of ideas about psychological trauma that have become pervasively familiar in the law through the rise of feminism. The Supreme Court’s statement in Gonzales v. Carhart, that some women who have abortions feel ‘regret’ resulting in ‘severe depression and loss of esteem,’ has provoked searing criticism because talk of protecting women from psychological harm caused by their own decisions seems to recapitulate paternalistic stereotypes inconsistent with modern egalitarian ideals. I argue that a significant context for the newly prominent discourse of abortion regret is the legal reception of psychological trauma that has continually gained momentum through feminist legal thought and reform since the 1970s. Rather than representing a stark and unmotivated departure, the notion of abortion trauma continues a legal discourse that grew up in precisely that period: a feminist discourse of trauma around women’s bodies and sexuality. This intellectual context gives meaning to the present discourse of women’s psychological pain in our legal system. The ideas informing abortion regret are utterly familiar once contextualized in modern legal understandings of women that have developed in the period since Roe.”

  • Posted: 01/27/2010
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: ssrn.com

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