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Doctors in WV Seek to End life

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Tell mother that her son is “dead and not coming back.”

By Nathan A. Cherry

 Martinsburg, WV – Angela Lanciano Moreno looks like she hasn’t slept in a week. That’s because she hasn’t. Her son, 22 year old Christian is in the intensive care unit at City Hospital, Martinsburg, West Virginia after a heroine injection. But this is far from just a case of substance abuse.

 After just a few days in the hospital, doctors told Angela that Christian had no brain activity and they would be pulling life support; despite Angela’s ardent protests. (Click here for the full article)

 “(The doctors) told me as of this morning that, even though I am his legal guardian, that if two of them declare him brain dead after all of the heroin is out of system, they have the right and will unplug him.”

 All of Lanciano’s requests for more treatment, or further tests have been met with stern resistance by hospital doctors. In talking with Angela this morning she told me,

 “When the heroine is out of his system they will declare him brain dead. I requested a 24-hour e.e.g. and they said it was not necessary.” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Nathan Cherry

August 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm


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Here’s a “you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me” article for today:

To support safer sex on campus, West Virginia University is rolling out the Condom Caravan.

It provides students a convenient and affordable way to buy condoms, with 30 varieties on sale starting next Tuesday.

Regular prices are a quarter apiece, or five for $1. But bargain hunters will want to hold out for Thrifty Thursdays, when they’re 10 cents all day.

The Condom Caravan will be held Tuesdays at the Student Health Service in the Health Sciences Center, and at different locations every Wednesday. Hours are from 5 to 7 p.m.

The first caravan will be outside the dining area at the Towers dormitories Wednesday.

Thrifty Thursdays are at the WVU Health Promotion Office at Health Sciences.

via Charleston Daily Mail – West Virginia News and Sports – Oddities – WVU’s Condom Caravan features 10-cent Thursdays .

There are several problems that immediately come to mind.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

August 28, 2009 at 9:33 am

Abstinence Education Gains a Victory in Croatia

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Feminists and Abortion groups failed to produce credible evidence of programs failure.

By Nathan A. Cherry

 Martinsburg, WV – I’ve never been to Croatia. I am not entirely sure where Croatia is on the globe either. But I can tell you this; I am a big fan of Croatia at the moment. Recently the Croatian school system adopted a pro-abstinence sex-education program for teaching throughout the country, much to the delight of the vast majority of Croatian families. Of course you know that was unacceptable to the leftist groups within the country that felt the choice of curriculum violated the European Social Charter, a human rights document binding on all states within the Council of Europe.

 In come the feminists groups, and the abortion groups to challenge the decision. They would assert that “a sex education curriculum preferred by most Croatian families violated the charter.” (Click here for the article) And why did they oppose this particular curriculum? According to the article released by the ADF, whose legal counsel Roger Kiska represented the organization which produced the curriculum, the complaint was,

“The curriculum teaches that abstinence is the only guaranteed means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.”

 Now, I’m not a biologist, or sex-therapist, or any other sort of medical professional that can be called an “expert” in these matters. But, being a human being with logical common sense I can rightly conclude that abstinence is indeed the only guaranteed way of preventing STD’s and pregnancy. In fact, I am willing to lay my reputation on the line to back that statement up. Barring freak circumstances and acts of God abstinence is the most effective way to prevent these occurrences.

 But I think Mr. Kiska rightly spoke of the oppositions true motives when he said, Read the rest of this entry »

Who’s “Bearing False Witness” on Abortion and Health Care?

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As we explained earlier this week, the current “compromise” on abortion within the health care overhaul appears to be no compromise at all.  To support that claim, we first cited

To add credibility, we now refer you to the Wall Street Journal:

Some Democrats have been searching for a compromise approach. An amendment approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee [Capps Amendment] would allow coverage of abortion, but the money would have to come from the portion of the premiums that are paid by the individuals. A sliver of those monthly premiums would be segregated and abortion services would be reimbursed from that separate account.

The amendment also says there would have to be at least one plan that covers abortion and one that doesn’t in every part of the country. State restrictions on access to abortion would remain in place. [emphasis added]

via Abortion Is New Front in Health Battle –

The article also makes it clear that the National Organization of Women, as well as Planned Parenthood, are increasing their lobbying of key legislative leaders to demand that “reproductive rights” be included in whatever Health Care overhaul discussion takes place.

Written by Jeremy Dys

August 27, 2009 at 10:50 am

Perkins on Point: Bearing False Witness on Health Care?

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From the Family Research Council’s blog, Tony Perkins makes this rebuttal to President Obama:

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August 27, 2009 at 9:38 am

The Engage Family Minute – August 27

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August 26, 2009 at 10:50 pm

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The Engage Family Minute – August 26

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August 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm