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To the surprise of exactly no one, Planned Parenthod President Cecile Richards is thrilled that so-called emergency contraception (hereafter:EC) is now available over-the-counter with no age restrictions.
This means that 16 year old girls (and boys) can now get the morning-after pill without a prescription.
So can 15 year olds, and 14 year olds, and 13 year olds, and 12 year olds, etc., despite the fact that the age of consent in every state is between 16 and 18.
It would be dangerously naïve to believe that making EC available to all teens and pre-teens will have any positive impact at all. On the other hand, it will now be even easier for young girls—and the older men who so often prey on them—to engage in risky sexual behavior. A wedge will be driven yet further between parents and children, and will cut doctors out of the loop as well.
by Dr. Denise Hunnell | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 6/14/13
Scientific studies from around the world show that younger women, specifically those between the ages of 25 and 39, are increasingly being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer—which has often spread further in the body by the time of diagnosis. A study on cancer rates in Geneva, Switzerland, published in 2007 found that breast cancer in this age group of women increased at the alarming rate of 46.7% per year from 2002 to 2004.
An analysis of breast cancer epidemiology in the United States noted a similarly accelerating diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer beginning in 1976 and extending to the last year for which data was available, 2009. The American findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in February 2013, noted that this trend was not seen in older women diagnosed with breast cancer. The authors did not speculate on any specific causes of this increase, instead attributing it to a vague multifactor etiology. They did make it clear that the results measured a true increase in the incidence of breast cancer and were not simply the outcome of better diagnostic techniques.
TORONTO, June 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Linda Gibbons, who has spent years in jail for peacefully protesting Toronto abortion clinic “bubble zone” laws, was arrested outside the “Morgentaler Clinic” abortion site in Toronto around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The arrest took place some two and a half hours after she appeared there to begin pacing back and forth on a sidewalk with her usual placard reading, “Why mom? When I have so much love to give.”
Her lawyer, Daniel Santoro, said she was to appear in court this morning for a bail hearing and added he will be representing her in subsequent court appearances. It has been Gibbons’s practice to decline bail because conditions are added that require her to stay away from abortion sites pending trial.
There was no immediate word on what charges will be laid; however, it has been prosecutors’ custom in such circumstances to charge her with “disobeying a court order” and, at times, with breaching probation orders. The Morgentaler site on Hillsdale Avenue East is protected by a court injunction banning a wide range of pro-life activities within certain distances of the building.
Gibbons has been free since being released from jail this past March 14, when she was sentenced to time served plus one day for a similar demonstration outside the Morgentaler site last October 30. Santoro had said he was planning an appeal of that verdict on the grounds that the injunction protecting the Morgentaler site did not apply to Gibbons (as she was not named in the injunction and did not consent to it) and that her peaceful conduct did not constitute a breach of the injunction’s measures, which include prohibitions on creating a nuisance, injuring the plaintiffs or their “business,” watching, besetting, secondary picketing and intimidation.
Hard times a-Komen: Race for the Cure canceled in seven cities after Planned Parenthood controversy
DALLAS, June 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has announced it is cutting half of its three-day races due to poor response, a situation that a Komen spokeswoman blamed in part on the controversy over the charity’s decision last year to stop, and then renew funding to Planned Parenthood.
The cities where no one will run for a cure are Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Phoenix; San Francisco; Tampa Bay; and Washington, D.C.
On December 10, 1974, the United States National Security Council promulgated National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM-200), also called The Kissinger Report. This document explicitly laid out a detailed strategy by which the United States would aggressively promote population control in developing nations in order to regulate (or have better access to) the natural resources of these countries. Read More…