Author Archive for Kathleen Gilbert

New Technology an Easy Way to Bring Face of Unborn to Unsure Pregnant Women
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New Technology an Easy Way to Bring Face of Unborn to Unsure Pregnant Women

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Stunning 4-D ultrasound imagery of children smiling, yawning, and kicking in the womb may be coming to a mobile phone near you – in the hands of those who need it most. The Cleveland Right to Life Education Fund announced June 28 that it is launching a new campaign to get the scientific evidence of […]

‘Get over it’: Children of Anonymous Sperm Donors Met with Hostility and Ridicule
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‘Get over it’: Children of Anonymous Sperm Donors Met with Hostility and Ridicule

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For children of anonymous sperm donors yearning for a connection to their biological father, the world can be an unwelcome place. Instead of meeting compassion, many say that society treats their pain with a dismissive or even hostile attitude – a rift caused by lack of awareness as much as by the brute force of […]

Chen Guangcheng Arrives in U.S.
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Chen Guangcheng Arrives in U.S.

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Chen Guangcheng landed with his wife and two small children in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday evening, marking the end of the forced-abortion opponent’s long fight for freedom from Chinese oppression. In remarks at New York University, where a fellowship had been offered to Chen as a means of leaving China, the self-taught lawyer expressed […]

Komen to Fund at Least 17 Planned Parenthood Branches in 2012
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Komen to Fund at Least 17 Planned Parenthood Branches in 2012

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Following a massive media backlash, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has apparently backed down, and will resume funding for at least 17 branches of Planned Parenthood, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Earlier this year Komen, the nation’s leading breast cancer charity organization, had pulled the funding due to Planned Parenthood’s being under federal investigation, and the fact that […]

Federal Judge: Grants to Catholic Anti-Trafficking Programs "Unconstitutional"
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Federal Judge: Grants to Catholic Anti-Trafficking Programs “Unconstitutional”

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A federal judge has ruled that allowing government grants to Catholic-run programs against human trafficking amounts to an unconstitutional endorsement of the Catholic religion because the Church does not facilitate abortions for trafficking victims. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Stearns sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in its case accusing the U.S. Health and […]

Obama's Frightening 'Adjustment'
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Obama’s Frightening ‘Adjustment’

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What Obama just said on Friday afternoon was extremely confusing. But once you get to the truth of it, it’s also extremely frightening. The president was facing down a conundrum: trying to assuage religious groups appalled at being forced to cover birth control under an impending federal mandate, while making it clear to his base that he […]

Prayer, Vigilance Called for in Wake of Confusion Over Komen Statement
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Prayer, Vigilance Called for in Wake of Confusion Over Komen Statement

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After confusion spread Friday in the wake of further statements from the Susan G. Komen Foundation on its decision to defund Planned Parenthood, pro-life leaders are calling upon the pro-life community to respond with prayer and vigilance in the days and months ahead. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) ignited a media firestorm against […]

The Divine Drool and the Art of Baby Worship
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The Divine Drool and the Art of Baby Worship

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This might be heretical, but give it a chance. God hasn’t struck me dead yet. Walking out of church this morning, a couple of days before Christmas, I happened upon a typical church foyer scene. As two older adults chatted near the door, a vaguely confused little boy of about two years stood looking around […]

Phoenix Hospital Says Nun Who Approved Abortion No Longer Excommunicated
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Phoenix Hospital Says Nun Who Approved Abortion No Longer Excommunicated

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An Arizona hospital that lost its Catholic affiliation by procuring a direct abortion two years ago says that the nun responsible for the decision to do the abortion has regained good standing with the Catholic Church. The local diocese did not confirm the statement, calling the issue a personal one. Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix […]

Sex-Selection Abortion Ban Gets Hearing in U.S. House
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Sex-Selection Abortion Ban Gets Hearing in U.S. House

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A House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday heard testimony regarding the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PreNDA), which would make it illegal for abortionists to perform an abortion sought on the basis of the child’s race or gender. The bill lays sanctions against anyone coercing a woman to abort based on race or sex, abortionists who perform such […]

Pelosi Blasts Catholics on Abortion: They ‘Have This Conscience Thing’
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Pelosi Blasts Catholics on Abortion: They ‘Have This Conscience Thing’

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Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi blasted Catholics for fighting for the right not to perform or fund abortions, describing their abhorrence for supporting abortions as “this conscience thing,” in remarks to the Washington Post. Last month, during a debate in the House over a bill to stop abortion funding in the health care […]

‘Vegetative’ Patients May Be Fully Conscious: Lancet Study
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‘Vegetative’ Patients May Be Fully Conscious: Lancet Study

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A study published in one of the most respected medical journals in the world this month has found that many “vegetative” patients are in fact fully conscious and aware. Experts at the University of Western Ontario conducted the experiment by applying an electroencephalogram (EEG) machine, a common mechanism for measuring brain waves, to a large […]

Perry’s Tax Proposal Would Harm Marriage: Schlafly
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Perry’s Tax Proposal Would Harm Marriage: Schlafly

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Although Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been embraced by some as an ideal presidential candidate for mainstream social conservatives, he has at least one strong critic in conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, who says his tax plan would damage society by undermining marriage. In an op-ed for Creators.com, Schlafly wrote that the governor’s 20 percent “flat-tax” […]

Media calls Cain’s Comments on Planned Parenthood Racist Roots a Lie
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Media calls Cain’s Comments on Planned Parenthood Racist Roots a Lie

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Several mainstream media “fact checkers” piled on to GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain after the latter reaffirmed his statements condemning Planned Parenthood’s eugenic roots. They downplayed founder Margaret Sanger’s eugenicist philosophy and accused Cain of a “pants on fire” lie. In what became one of the highest-profile attacks on the group’s eugenic history in recent […]

Activist Claims Crosses at Catholic U. are Sign of ‘Malice’ Towards Muslims
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Activist Claims Crosses at Catholic U. are Sign of ‘Malice’ Towards Muslims

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A DC-area legal activist has filed a federal human rights complaint against the Catholic University of America (CUA) for acting “probably with malice” against Muslim students for having Catholic imagery in all of its rooms that would hinder Muslim prayer – though the school says it has never heard a complaint from the students themselves. […]

Army General: ‘Where Were the Churches’ in DADT Fight?
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Army General: ‘Where Were the Churches’ in DADT Fight?

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One of America’s most seasoned war generals expressed frustration at the silence of Christian churches as the U.S. military’s ban on open homosexuality fell to a repeal effort earlier this year. At the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin described the exasperation of pro-family leaders in Washington who found themselves abandoned by church […]

The Secret Weapon Against Abortion: An Interview with ‘180’ Creator Ray Comfort
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The Secret Weapon Against Abortion: An Interview with ‘180’ Creator Ray Comfort

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After the pro-life documentary film 180 was published on the Internet [last] week, the spellbinding display of young people changing their views about abortion in real time was an instant hit, garnering over 320,000 views on Youtube in only four days (Click here to watch the movie on Youtube.). New Zealand Christian minister Ray Comfort, creator […]

HHS Birth Control Mandate Tied to NARAL, Planned Parenthood
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HHS Birth Control Mandate Tied to NARAL, Planned Parenthood

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The medical committee behind the federal government’s impending mandate that insurers cover birth control without co-pay is populated by board members of NARAL and Planned Parenthood, as well as major donors to politicians favoring legal abortion. The pro-life organization HLI America says public records show the ideological roots of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee, […]

Baby Joseph Dies at Home, Surrounded by Family
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Baby Joseph Dies at Home, Surrounded by Family

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The dramatic story of Joseph Maraachli, popularly known as “Baby Joseph,” came to its final conclusion yesterday. Alex Schadenberg of the Canada-based Euthanasia Prevention Coalition said Wednesday morning that Baby Joseph, who burst into international headlines earlier this year when Canadian doctors scheduled to remove him from life support against his family’s wishes, died at […]

Catholic News Service Puff Piece on Partial-birth Abortion Supporter?
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Catholic News Service Puff Piece on Partial-birth Abortion Supporter?

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A confusing article — to say the least — has been published by Catholic News Service: a puff piece on Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. From an August 30 interview: The office of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis includes images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a glass crucifix and a sculpture of Mary and Jesus. Her […]

Obama Admin: Catholic Church Spreads “Homophobia” in Poland
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Obama Admin: Catholic Church Spreads “Homophobia” in Poland

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While surveying the landscape for inroads to push the homosexual agenda into Poland, American embassy officials under the Obama administration complained that the Catholic Church teaching is a major source of “homophobia” in the heavily Catholic country, according to private cables recently published by Wikileaks. The cables from the American embassy in Warsaw, marked “sensitive […]

Outraged Parents Oust Gay Sex Books from New Jersey School Reading List
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Outraged Parents Oust Gay Sex Books from New Jersey School Reading List

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Two books, one containing an explicit depiction of statutory lesbian rape, and the other a homosexual orgy, have been ousted from a local high school by outraged New Jersey parents. The texts, Norwegian Wood and Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamines, originally appeared on the summer reading list for both middle school and high school students […]

USCCB: HHS Must Think Catholics are Fools
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USCCB: HHS Must Think Catholics are Fools

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sharply criticized a new HHS “preventive services” mandate requiring private health plans to cover sterilization and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including drugs which can abort a child before and after implantation in the womb, with no co-pay. “Although this new rule gives the agency the discretion to authorize a […]

New York 'Gay Marriage’ Law Challenged in Court
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New York ‘Gay Marriage’ Law Challenged in Court

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New York’s newly-enforced law recognizing same-sex “marriage” is being challenged by lawyers who say the state’s constitutional and legal procedures were “flagrantly” violated when lawmakers pushed the bill through last month. Liberty Counsel has filed a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court for declaratory and injunctive relief against the law that was signed on […]

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