Prayer Need. Pregnant Woman Could Be Removed from Life Support

12/19/2014 Comments (13)

A pregnant woman in Ireland could be removed from life support early next week if some in her family gets their way, according to the Daily Mail.

Health authorities in the predominantly Catholic country are seeking legal advice over whether the pregnant woman, who is reportedly in her late 20's and suffered some sort of brain trauma, should be removed from life support. She is still reportedly in the sixteenth week of her pregnancy.

According to news reports, some in the woman's family have sought legal representation and are seeking to have the woman removed from life support. In Ireland however, the laws protect the child in the womb, although last year there were some loosening of the...READ MORE

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Woman Aborts Baby at 28 Weeks Because of Baby's Deformed Left Hand

12/11/2014 Comments (26)

A couple in Australia has aborted their unborn child at 28 weeks after learning that the baby would be born with a deformed left hand.

Mind you, at 28 weeks a baby has over a 90% chance of surviving outside the womb with proper healthcare. But the mother said she was "really, really depressed" about the baby's diagnosis so that would seem to trump the illegality or immorality of late-term abortions.

The mother said she believed she would feel guilty for allowing a baby to live with a disability. "I grew up with many people who were disabled, and… there was discrimination," the mother told The Brisbane Times. "I didn't want my child to be discriminated against. The problem is... obvious...READ MORE

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The President Who Banned Christmas Trees and The Boy Who Snuck One In

12/03/2014 Comments (3)

Here's a great story about Christmas.

President Theodore Roosevelt, an avowed environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House during his presidency. The president was against real Christmas trees because he feared that Christmas trees would lead to deforestation. Mind you, at the time Christmas trees were very controversial with environmentalists. President William McKinley even reportedly received a letter in 1899 saying Christmas trees were "arboreal infanticide" and "un-American."

Roosevelt's action was intended to inspire Americans to just say no to Christmas trees. Clearly his bully pulpit didn't have the effect he wanted, even on his own children.

In 1902, Roosevelt’s...READ MORE

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The Dangers of Secondhand Christmas

11/25/2014 Comments (43)

A PTA of a public school in the Boston area apparently worked behind closed doors to prevent elementary school students from being exposed to the eeeeevil dangers of a...Christmas tree!!! (Cue the impending doom music.)

It's gotten so bad that one news report says that one board member may step down over the controversy over the fear of exposing children to secondhand Christmas.Sheesh. The Butler Elementary School PTA made a decision to cancel the annual field trip to see "The Nutcracker" ballet because supposedly some parents complained about the Christmas tree on stage in some scenes. Maybe they should've taken the kids to see Rent.

Hey, I could see kids objecting to seeing any ballet...READ MORE

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The Curious and Tragic Case of Dr. Haiselden and the Baby Bollinger

11/18/2014 Comments (21)

Just about one hundred years ago, in November of 1915, a baby was born to a husband and wife. The baby was born with only one ear and some medical issues that would lead to the baby's death unless something was done.

Enter Dr. Harry Haiselden, a prominent young Chicago surgeon, to examine the child. Upon an examination, the doctor decided that the "defective" baby's life was not worth saving. Not only did he decide that but he convinced the parents to allow the baby to die. But Dr. Haiselden did not stop there. Not content with allowing the baby to die, he hastily called a news conference to publicly announce his decision. An instant celebrity was created.

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7 Beloved Famous People Who Were Wildly Pro-Eugenics

11/14/2014 Comments (56)

Eugenics traces its roots back to the late 19th century when Charles Darwin's cousin Sir Francis Galton coined the term. The theory is that human characteristics and afflictions could be bred out of the human race. It was all the rage in the early 20th century until Adolf Hitler came along and ruined all the fun for everyone.

Despite being debunked, today, eugenics still is going strong except people don't call it that. Recently, the Kenyan bishops seemed to have exposed an involuntary sterilization program there. And in India, eleven women recently died after a botched sterilization surgery. There have been reports women were bribed to undergo sterilization surgeries in India.

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Kenyan Bishops Say They've Uncovered a Massive International Population Control Program

11/11/2014 Comments (40)

The Catholic bishops of Kenya are publicly questioning whether the World Health Organization and UNICEF are using a tetanus vaccination as a cover for a shocking involuntary and disguised population control program.

In a public letter, the bishops raised questions as to whether the tetanus vaccine was laced with Beta- HCG hormone which causes infertility and multiple miscarriages in women. After raising their concerns about a possible nefarious population control program with government officials, nothing was done. So the bishops "struggled and acquired several vials of the vaccine," which were then sent to numerous labs.

Horrifyingly, the bishops learned that "all the tests showed that...READ MORE

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Did Pope Francis Endorse Pro-Abortion Democrat?

11/04/2014 Comments (64)

It might have seemed that way to folks in Rhode Island. A pro-abortion rights Democrat ran a last minute ad prominently featuring Pope Francis. It read "Gina Raimondo. She is Church." I don't even know what that means but it seems to have been effective.

~~The pro-Raimondo flyer touts that she is a graduate of a Catholic school, she baptized her children, she's female and Catholic, and "believes in Catholic values."

But here's the thing. Raimondo isn't endorsed by the Church, of course, but she is endorsed by Planned Parenthood. On abortion she reportedly distanced herself from the Church by saying, "You know the Catholic Church has a clear position, and I have a clear position. And I am...READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.