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2009-01-22 16:09:00

Inaugural Campaign: Roe v. Wade Blog-a-thon WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Advocates for Youth launches Amplify (www.amplifyyourvoice.org), a new interactive, youth-driven activist website with a week-long blog-a-thon in support of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. landmark decision legalizing abortion. The blog-a-thon, running from January 22-27, can be found at www.amplifyyourvoice.org/roevwade. Following is a statement by James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth:...

2009-01-22 12:45:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt today reflected on the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court's tragic ruling on Roe v. Wade by speaking with the Missouri-Illinois Right to Life Caravan and joined 80 of his House colleagues late yesterday in sending a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to reconsider his support for legislation weakening current pro-life laws. "The last few years are the first time since I've served in Congress that the...

2008-12-16 08:22:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Undercover footage from a second Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic shows an emerging pattern of abuse, as more clinic counselors evade their legal responsibility to report the statutory rape of young girls. The new footage is the second video in Live Action Film's "Mona Lisa Project," a series of investigations documenting how secret abortions keep young girls trapped in cycles of sexual abuse. In the video, shot undercover this summer at a...

2008-12-03 09:09:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New footage released today from an undercover camera inside an abortion clinic in Bloomington shows Planned Parenthood staff deliberately violating the state's mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse. The footage shows Lila Rose, a UCLA student journalist and president of right-to-life advocacy group Live Action, posing as a 13-year-old girl. In an appointment with a Planned Parenthood nurse, Rose says she has been impregnated by a...

2008-11-26 09:08:26

Although teens seem to prefer peer-led sex education classes over teacher-led classes, they may not be any more effective at reducing abortions. Researchers at the University College London conducted a study called the RIPPLE (Randomized Intervention of Pupil-led Sex Education) to evaluate whether the teaching of sexual health information by people of a similar age was effective in terms of reducing teenage abortion, pregnancy and improving sexual health among teenagers. The RIPPLE study...

2008-10-02 21:00:23

By Camille Giglio The only major medical procedure a teenage girl can have without her parents' knowledge is an abortion. A teen cannot go to a tanning salon, get a body piercing or even get an aspirin from the school nurse without her parents being informed. The Contra Costa Times did not tell readers that crucial fact when it editorialized against Prop. 4. Instead, the Times used oft-told abortion industry suggestions that teenage girls who become pregnant might be abused if they tell...

2008-08-26 09:00:00

Fighting the flood of unchallenged parental advice and unsubstantiated assertions on the Internet, a new site called OpposingViews.com offers a media platform where experts state their case and defend their views. The result? Parents have a place to go on the web to help them understand the complex questions they face each day. Covering subjects such as education, health and nutrition, discipline, child safety and special needs, Opposing Views asks experts specific questions on topics...

2008-07-18 09:01:02

By LAUREN ROTH By Lauren Roth The Virginian-Pilot RICHMOND Parents spoke, and the state Board of Education listened. At their monthly meeting Thursday, several board members said they have concerns with proposed special education rule changes that could reduce the rights of parents. "Parental consent and parental involvement are important," said board vice president Ella Ward of Chesapeake. "We listened. We heard. And we're about to act." Board members attended some of the nine...

2008-07-10 21:00:14

By Jake Griffin jgriffin@@dailyherald.com Area legislators want a state law requiring social networking Web sites such as MySpace and Facebook to get parental permission before youngsters are allowed to join. House Republican leader Tom Cross of Oswego said the initiative is the next phase of a series of laws aimed at making the Internet safer for children. "Several other states are starting to deal with this, but none have passed it," Cross said at a news conference Monday in...

2008-06-22 09:00:30

THE COLUMNISTS One minute he is. The next he isn't. After first saying his ex- boss Rupert Murdoch had told him to, Kelvin MacKenzie explains in 'The Sun' why he will not be standing against David Davis in July's by-election in Haltemprice and Howden. "It's a sign of the heightened tension in the political world that there was such interest in a clapped-out ex-tabloid editor standing in a by- election. Nice and early, I managed to stick my foot in it when asked ... if I'd been to Hull and I...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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