Put a crisis pregnancy center in every hospital says Head of Russian Orthodox Church

Head of U.S. Bishops’ anti-poverty arm was team member for pro-abort state senator campaign

Scientist appointed to Vatican academy admits he is “pro-legalization of abortion”

The insanity of Canada’s political non-debate on abortion

GOP aims to limit abortion in NC, 38 years after it became legal

Mexico: Guanajuato moves to allow public schools to teach religion

Maine: Ethics panel seeking NOM donor names

NSW, Australia: New program to tackle “homophobia” in schools

Peru: Former President proposes marriage redefinition

Americans give U.S. moral climate low marks

Sebelius: “There is no taxpayer funding for abortion”

In Norway, an awakening to the Islamist danger

Roy Moore and Foundation for Moral Law file brief defending DOMA

ACLU: Allow anti-Israel bus ads in Seattle

Atlanta school board votes not to move graduation from local church

Prayer before all El Paso County Commissioner meetings

Title X “family planning,” Obamacare funds on chopping block in GOP plan to slash $2.5 trillion

Brewer signs Ariz. bill on Medicaid waiver request

Share of Fed income swallowed by deficit-coverage borrowing jumps 566% in 3 years, IRS reports

    CNS: “The federal government’s reliance on borrowed money to carry out its functions more than doubled between fiscal year 2008 and 2009, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Also, between fiscal year 2007 and 2009, borrowing as a percentage of federal income increased by 566 percent.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2011
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NH House could delay marriage fight

Will judicial nominees need new hearings?

“Replacing openly gay troops cost Pentagon $193 million over 6 years”

Wyoming House gives early nod to bill rejecting out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

Polygamy widespread in Turkey, study shows

Gov’t teaching farmers to participate in “carbon markets” that don’t exist yet

CLS Prayer Request: In Memoriam of Sam Ericsson

HUD proposes sexual orientation and gender identity rules

A guide to understanding the U.S. Gov’t debt and deficits

    Insider Online: “Democrats, Independents, and Republicans have all demonstrated that they can create deficits and debt and reduce them, and they have done so with unified and divided government. We are all part of the problem and we must all be part of the solution, which will require that we commit ourselves to engaging in reasoned problem solving based on hard facts rather than scoring points in an increasingly self-destructive game of fiscal fantasy.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2011
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Montana House OKs bill for justice for pregnant women, unborn

Texas Center for Defense of Life (TCDL) to be incorporated as nonprofit pro-life legal organization for Texas

William Saletan: “Pro-choice absolutism and the grisly abortion scandal in Philadelphia”

    William Saletan writing at Slate: “It’s a tale of gore and nihilism—and an occasion for pro-choice advocates to reflect on the limits of reproductive freedom . . . [According to the pro-choice absolutist view] there’s no moral difference between eight, 18, and 28 weeks. No one has the right to judge another person’s abortion decision, regardless of her stage of pregnancy. Each woman is entitled to decide not only whether to have an abortion, but how long she can wait to make that choice . . . It’s one thing to preach these ideas in the lefty blogosphere. It’s quite another to see them in practice. That’s where Kermit Gosnell, the doctor at the center of the Philadelphia scandal, comes in.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2011
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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson: The unborn are most in need of protection

Peter Kreeft: Christian anthropology versus the Sexual Revolution

Unions see sharp membership declines again

    Associated Press: “The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that unions lost 612,000 members in 2010, dropping the unionized share of the work force to 11.9 percent from 12.3 percent in 2009. That follows a loss of 771,000 workers in 2008, continuing a steady decline from the 1950s when more than a third of workers belonged to unions.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2011
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Flipping Lieberman’s Senate seat to pro-life side tough task

Hawaii Gov.: Claims record of Obama’s birth exists, but can’t produce the vital record

Pacific Justice Institute: DOMA heads to 1st Circuit

Robert Verbruggen: Most abortions serve as nothing more than birth control

    Robert Verbruggen writing at National Review Online: “[T]he majority of abortions — far from all, but the majority — serve as nothing more than routine birth control: Most women who have abortions became pregnant by willingly engaging in high-risk sexual activity, and many resort to abortion more than once . . . pro-lifers and moderate pro-choicers . . . need to face the fact that while programs designed to talk women out of abortion are one useful tool in a pro-life strategy, they will not significantly lower the abortion rate by themselves. Those who are truly concerned about abortion should have two priorities: first, overturning Roe v. Wade so that states may ban abortion; and second, in the meantime, designing an anti-abortion program that will appeal to women who use the procedure as birth control.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2011
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Gender neutral housing on campus is a bow to LGBT students

Sunni Islamists slit the throat of a Christian mother in Somalia

Brent Bozell: MTV’s sordid “Skins”

UK: “Wear the hijab or I’ll kill you, cousin told girl”: Muslim tells of terrifying phone threats

Why the West won’t hear about persecution

Europe goes halal

Swiss official seeks crackdown on “suicide tourists”

Swiss suicide appeal dismissed by European court

UK: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) plan could pay IVF donors thousands

Peter Orszag: America must brace itself for turbulence

    Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup and formerly Obama’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget, writing at Financial Times: “If policymakers will not act before we have a fiscal crisis at the federal level, a fiscal crisis we will ultimately have. Until then we will see a microcosm of this broader problem arise dur­ing debate about increasing the federal debt limit, later this spring. This will be contentious. We may have to experience some temporary market turbulence before it is resolved.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2011
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Court in India hears challenge to Hindu ceremony starting courthouse construction

Affordable health plans are an endangered species

    NCPA: “Beginning in 2014, most U.S. residents will be required to have health insurance coverage. However, provisions of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) will limit the choice of health plans offered. Health insurance that does not cover preventive care, plans with deductibles above the statutory limit and plans that cap benefits at predetermined levels will ultimately disappear.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2011
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UK: Is it right to persecute a harmless old couple for staying true to their faith?

Stop preaching about marriage, says Clegg (in a clear dig at the Tory Right)

Tragedy of Britain’s fatherless families where one in five youngsters lose touch with a parent

Charter schools expand with public, private money

Path is sought for states to escape their debt burdens

    New York Times: “Beyond their short-term budget gaps, some states have deep structural problems, like insolvent pension funds, that are diverting money from essential public services like education and health care. Some members of Congress fear that it is just a matter of time before a state seeks a bailout, say bankruptcy lawyers who have been consulted by Congressional aides.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2011
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9th Circuit: Ignorance of religious doctrine does not support adverse credibility finding in asylum application

Groups protest Air Force Academy’s scheduled prayer luncheon speaker

Parents Television Council calls for federal investigation into MTV’s Skins; Taco Bell pulls ad

Idaho GOP gets ready to nullify health care reform

Robert George: A lesson from Philadelphia

Kevin Theriot: Churches not welcome according to Port St. Lucie, FL zoning

David Hacker: Stanford interferes with religious student organizations

Hawaii Senate ends daily chamber prayers

Wyo. House passes bill against same-sex “marriages”

WV University stands against graduation prayer

VA: Giles County School Board votes to put Ten Commandments back up

When law school is worth the cost

Last Christians ponder leaving a hometown in Iraq

MD: Panel backs Holy Cross’s Montgomery hospital bid

Mass AG: Tougher laws needed to target pimps

ADF co-sponsoring Students for Life of America Conference