Catholic theology professor Anna Harrison’s public position on abortion is an overwhelming display of ignorance at best, and blatant disobedience and a flagrant abuse of her position at worst.

Not to mention, a great scandal!

Harrison wrote in a recent letter to The Argonaut:

The question of abortion coverage is not, as some have framed it, one of balancing Loyola Marymount University’s Catholic identity with its commitment to plurality and diversity of moral and religious sensibilities. This is, in part, exactly because there is no one ‘Catholic position’ on abortion – not unless we are willing to conflate Catholicism with the teaching of modern bishops.

Yet her claims appear to be in direct contradiction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church—which was created and published to “be a sure and authentic reference text for teaching catholic doctrine and particularly for preparing local catechisms”—and states the following about procured abortion:

2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:

You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.75

God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.76

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Former head of NARAL Nancy Keenan lamented in 2010 the huge lack of young people in the pro-abortion movement

by Doug Lawrence

When you kill thirty to forty percent of babies still in the womb, those kinds of things tend to happen!

This past week, the Chicago Teachers Union – which has been publicly and officially pro-abortion, for the past thirty years or so  – is lamenting the fact that around 1000 teachers will be losing their jobs, this year. This is on top of some 400 teaching jobs lost, about two years ago.

Now, these are supposed to be highly educated people. Their chosen profession is (in theory) the education of young people. You would think they would be able to understand that it would be much easier to keep their jobs if people stopped aborting babies. But no – it’s “bloody” business as usual in Chicago’s abortion industry – but now the teacher’s union is hemorrhaging, as well.

The “official” reason the teachers are losing their jobs is the state’s financial crisis, so here’s another cold, hard fact for pro-abortion, Illinois politicians: Dead babies never grow up to pay taxes – and they never have a chance to contribute to the state’s economy – all of which makes it very difficult for a pro-abortion liberal state to grow out of its’ financial problems.

Chicago politicians are evidently, no better at math than the teachers. That would be funny, if it wasn’t so tragic. Need I mention the fact that Barack Obama hails from Illinois?

The Live Action Team has much more to say about this here

Ralph McCloud is still running the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, in spite of his direct support for pro-abortion Texas state senator Wendy Davis

And if this scandal is not enough, the CCHD – with the support of a number of bishops – is still spouting falsehoods and issuing denials about the various anti-Catholic things they continue to do with Catholic money.

Read the latest “puff piece” in the Washington Post

Despite protests, Cleveland bishop permits pro-Obama “faithful citizenship” meetings to go on.

Cleveland Right to Life has sent a formal letter to Bishop Lennon’s office asking him to suspend the Diocese’s “Faithful Citizenship” meetings until faithful staff can be found to lead them.

“What was a great opportunity for the Diocese to inform its people and galvanize them against policies which directly threaten the Catholic Church has been hijacked by open dissidents working to promote their own agenda, not the truths of the Faith,” explained CRTL board member Jerry Cirino. “Catholics should be outraged at this approach, which treats faithful Catholics as unruly children and leaves attendees with the impression that they can vote for the promotion of intrinsic evils and against the interests of the Church and feel good about it.”

“As a Catholic, I am appalled,” added Molly Smith, President of CRTL. “Our Church is under attack by the most liberal abortion party in history, a party that has demonstrated a clear bias against Christians as well. For the Cleveland Catholic Diocese to respond in this manner, missing a great teaching and unifying opportunity, borders on the unforgivable.”

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Editor’s note: Now let’s all sit back and wait for the official “spin”!

Scandal of the week: Counseled to Abort in a Catholic Hospital.

“… Have you thought about abortion? You know, it’s alright to abort this pregnancy so you can take care of yourself right now.”

“What? I’m Catholic, that’s why I came to a Catholic hospital, well, I mean, I’m a recent convert and I’m learning about the teaching of the Church, and this…”

The confused mother stared past the licensed mental health professional out the window of her obstetrician’s office, where she was meeting with this therapist. In this hospital that bears the name of a saint and a crucifix in every room, the mother was more confused than ever. She tried not to let the vortex starting to swirl in her mind show. Abortion? She trusted these people under this roof, but abortion? Catholics are not supposed to have abortions. She could barely speak.

“…this isn’t right.”

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After Caroline Kennedy’s (pro abortion) speech, not one American Catholic leader publicly criticized her. There was complete silence from the archbishops.

Abortion eliminates life. That’s what the procedure does. Human DNA is present upon conception.

If the Catholic Church believes that abortion is against what God intended, then it should be just as adamant about stating its case as Caroline Kennedy is about stating hers.

It is not.

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Did you know: The United Methodist Church is officially pro-abortion?

Story and related links

The Salvation Army also approves of abortion in certain circumstances.

Planned Parenthood and affiliated psycho liberal “church” groups roll out totally freaky “40 Days for Death” pro-abortion campaign.

If this was nothing more than a joke, it would be bad enough … but it appears to be for real.

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The public record proves that Romney is way too liberal to be taken seriously by conservative Republicans

Despite recent statements across the country by Governor Mitt Romney claiming he’s pro-life, pro-family and a committed conservative, a broad investigation of his actual statements, actions, and public positions over the years indicates that he has spent his entire career speaking and governing as a liberal – and that his new found conversion to conservatism very likely coincides with his candidacy for the presidency.

The information in this report is gleaned from public records, press accounts, internet web sites and research (as well as personal observation) by my organization, MassResistance, a grass-roots pro-family group that has observed Governor Romney for over a decade. We have analyzed his legislation, met with his staff, lobbied for and against his agenda (depending what it is) and otherwise compiled considerable research on his administration.

We believe this report is necessary due to a calculated effort by the Romney campaign to revise his history and portray the Governor as far more conservative than the record indicates. Already, the Governor’s staff is making appointments with the nation’s leading conservative leaders to convince them that he should be the standard bearer for the conservative movement in the upcoming presidential elections.

We have also been alarmed by misleading and glowing accounts about Romney which have appeared in the conservative media over the past year. The fact that these articles were based upon sloppy research and material supplied by the Romney camp gave us great incentive to set the record straight. Few national political writers have bothered to speak with any MassResistance member, or for that matter anyone critical of Romney’s record.

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“Democrats for Life of America” – choose one, or all three: Trojan Horse – Oxymoron – Dirty trick.

by Doug Lawrence

It’s presidential election time, so once again we note the rise of the totally fictional and absolutely false Democratic Party front group “Democrats for Life of America” and their pro-abortion, pro-Obama leadership, exemplified by the likes of Douglas Kmiec and Tom Berg.

The only purpose this organization serves is to provide necessary cover for liberal Catholics (and others), whose consciences (rightly) bother them when they cast a vote for all too numerous, pro-abortion, Democratic politicians … many of them, Catholic.

Don’t believe a word these guys have to say. And don’t think they intend to make abortion rare … or safer.

Their true objective is much simpler than that. They want to sucker you into casting your vote for deadly, pro-abortion, Democratic politicians … and they want you to feel good about it!

Please do not infer from this a blanket endorsement of Republicans, the majority of which are also NOT truly pro-life.

Pro abort Canadian Catholic legislator upset over criticism

In speaking with the media about the current controversy Trudeau noted that like his father the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, he sees no inconsistency between his Catholic faith and his promotion of homosexual “rights” and legalized abortion.  He claimed he is personally against abortion, but believes in letting women make decisions about their own bodies.

“My own credo is completely consistent with that, and I’ll defend my own faith and my own values to the utmost extent,” he said.

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Editor’s note: What a self righteous, puffed up, impudent little jerk! Maybe Trudeau, Biden, Pelosi, Durbin, Quinn and Cuomo can start a “Deviant Catholic Club” for Catholic in name only politicians, with no guts.

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour just one of many “secret” pro abortion Republicans

Haley Barbour, the conservative, pro-life governor of Mississippi, surprised and infuriated supporters of the state’s anti-abortion “personhood” initiative on Wednesday when he told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that he might be voting against it. The Personhood USA campaign retaliated on Thursday by pointing out that Barbour took campaign contributions from Monsanto and Pfizer — pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the abortion pill.

“We thought it was really strange that he would oppose this measure, since we have the support of nearly every other politician in the state, both Democrat and Republican. So we did a little digging,” Jennifer Mason, spokesperson for Personhood USA, told HuffPost. “We discovered that he has received campaign contributions from the makers of the abortion pill as recently as 2007.”

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Editor’s note: This is the guy who was the chairman of the Republican Party for a number of years, and also the guy who urged Republicans to ignore social issues. There’s a lot more in the party, just like him.

Public Scandal: Catholic Senator from Illinois receives abortion award from Planned Parenthood and the UN.

This morning, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the US Senate Majority Whip, received the International Family Planning Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood of Illinois and the United Nations Foundation (UNF).

Abortion advocates praised Durbin, the number two Democrat in Senate, for relentlessly supporting abortion-on-demand. Carole Brite, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, referred to Durbin as “an unparalleled champion” for the pro-abortion movement.

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Kathleen Sebelius, the public, unrepentant, Catholic heretic, speaks in Chicago

“Forty percent of unplanned pregnancies end in those women seeking abortions,” Sebelius said, then grew sarcastic: “Wouldn’t you think that people who want to reduce the number of abortions would champion the cause of widely available, widely affordable contraceptive services? Not so much.”

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Report: Catholic Campaign for Human Development continues to fund birth control, abortion efforts.

Ironically, this is exactly what CCHD stated it would be very careful not to do.  Last year, it wrote that CCHD “will not fund groups that are members of coalitions which have as their organizational purpose or coalition agenda, positions or actions that contradict fundamental Catholic moral and social teaching.” [xxvii]

However, many of the above-mentioned organizations are members of exactly that sort of coalition – coalitions that are fundamentally working against Catholic moral and social teaching. Those aren’t the only ones, though.

The American Life League Report lists scores of additional CCHD-funded organizations that belong to coalitions with pro-abortion and/or homosexual “rights” agendas.  This past year alone, after its “careful” vetting process, CCHD awarded over a million dollars to organizations working in consort with anti-Catholic coalitions.

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Shameful USCCB puff piece: How U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ Catholic faith “motivates” her – to promote abortion!

We get a description of the crucifix and statue of Mary Solis keeps in her office, and are told that she “sometimes attends Masses at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in downtown Washington.” There is also a detailed account of Solis’ many efforts on behalf of the poor, especially migrant workers, during her tenure as a congresswoman from California and then as labor secretary. Solis was the first woman to receive the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, “for her work on environmental justice issues,” the article states.

However, this glowing account of a Catholic public servant fails to mention a couple facts about her time in office, including her 100% pro-choice rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America (and a corresponding 0% rating from the National Right to Life Committee).

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Editor’s note: Just one more reason to “deep-six” the USCCB.

Little known fact: “Heroic” Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is 100% pro-abortion.

I would like Rep. Giffords to protect innocent human life when she gets back to voting more regularly.

Given that Emily’s List is currently raising money for her, I doubt she will. But I’m not sure she’ll be convinced otherwise by reading about her similarities to Hitler.

What’s changing the culture are ultrasounds and testimony. Options and information. Information absolutely includes the truth about life and death and Church teaching—and the ugly history and reality of the business and ideology behind abortion. Leading people to the light of a culture of life. What’s changing the culture is love. A love for truth. A love for the dignity of every individual.

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Jews are probably amongst the most devout abortion supporters in America.

American Jews are probably amongst the most devout abortion supporters in America.  Those Jews who vote on the abortion-ticket like to point to a very old rabbinic tradition holding that, if a woman is dying during labor, it is acceptable to kill the child, provided that the child has not yet seen the light of day.  Later rabbinic thought expanded this holding to place the child’s life over the mother’s at all times.

These were always narrow exceptions, though.  Pragmatic considerations had to be balanced against God’s injunction to “choose life” and to “be fruitful and multiply.”  Also, in pre-modern times, abortion was both unpopular and risky, and medicine limited a physician’s ability even to assess the risks a pregnant woman was facing.  The early Jewish philosophers were dealing with anomalies that justified abortion, not with Planned Parenthood clinics in every neighborhood.

Although the rabbis wouldn’t recognize abortion today, modern Jews rely on ancient and narrow rabbinical strictures to embrace an ideology that allows abortion, not only in life and death situations, but at all points in time during the pregnancy, and for all reasons.  I grew up, therefore, in a very abortion-friendly milieu.

I also grew up in a Holocaust milieu.  Without exception, all of the older Jewish people whom I knew when I was growing up had a connection to the Holocaust, whether they’d escaped it or lost people to it.  The Holocaust was a defining backdrop to my childhood.

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Kane County Cougars (sadly) have gone “Disney”

Dear Kane County (IL) Cougar Management,

Just got home from the game and we wanted to voice our concern and disappointment.

For about 19 years we have been huge fans of the Cougars. We loved the purity of the Cougar Games, the wholesome music, and thrills; the games and the general respect for ‘The Family’. We appreciated the affordable ticket prices and the all-round, good clean fun!

Today, our first game of the year, was another story. Apparently, the Cougars teamed up with a company whose morals, or lack there of, do not reflect that of our family. The Disney Company is the most anti-family company that we know due to their pro-homosexual, pro-abortion agenda, we feel, they are systematically destroying this country. We find the Disney advertising in both billboards, film clips, and music totally offensive. Advertising Disney on the screen, plus all of the banners, revealed to us, that the Cougars no longer share our family values.

Today, we were getting literally sick during the game when we saw the ‘Pepsi’/Disney advertising, but at the end of the game when you replaced Ronald Reagan saying ‘God Bless America’, with the man who stands for everything that Ronald Reagan fought against, communism, it is just too much.

Maybe you are not aware that Obama was one a only a few who voted to keep partial birth abortion and voted to deny live infants any medical care for fear that America would lose it’s abortion rites. For one thing, God is Pro-life. He will not bless a country that kills it’s own children, WITH TAXPAYER money. Perhaps, if America had not aborted $50 million people since legalized abortion, 36 years ago, we’d have a more stable economy and more baseball fans. But, it’s not about those 50 million, it’s their descendants that America will never know that will cause the death of this once great country.

In short, by replacing Ronald Reagan with Barry Obama, the country’s most PRO-ABORTION, ANTI-FAMILY President, means they you’ve chosen to replace your clientele. I am truly, very sorry that we can no longer return to the Cougar Games, which were once an oasis of fun, but now, a host to a perverted company and ‘lifestyle’.

I only wonder how much longer before the Kane County Cougars will offer ‘GAY – DAY’?

Submitted by Nancy W.

What’s in those cookies? Girl Scouts of America co-opted by radical feminists.

We are two teenagers that were involved in Girl Scouts for eight years. We parted ways with the organization when we discovered that they have a pro-abortion mindset. We refuse to remain silent while this organization’s unscrupulous principles mislead over 2 million girls in the United States alone. We created SpeakNowGirlScouts.com in order to spread the truth to others who have no idea what GSUSA’s true intentions are. This website is our way to speak now and we hope it encourages you to do the same!

Visit the Speak Now Girl Scouts website