Catholic schools can’t say abortion is wrong

Allowing Catholic schools to teach the faith’s beliefs on abortion would be “misogyny” and cannot be allowed, according to a government official in Canada.

“We do not allow and we’re very clear with the passage of Bill 13 that Catholic teachings cannot be taught in our schools that violates human rights and which brings a lack of acceptance to participation in schools,” Education Minister Laurel Broten said at a recent press conference.

The comments were uncovered by Patrick B. Craine of The organization then obtained a transcript of the statements to document what happened.

In transcript of Broten’s statements, which were not verbatim because the press conference was bilingual, she noted she was holding the news conference as the “Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues.”

She was objecting to a previous news conference by three conservative lawmakers over abortion.

She said the apparent effort to “reopen the debate in Ontario about a woman’s right to choose” was “frankly disheartening.”

“I have always been clear that I support a woman’s right to choose,” the transcript reported she said. “I think it is critically important for Ontario women to understand that our government, our premier, premier [Dalton] McGuinty, that we support a woman’s right to choose. That debate is over, it has ended and it should stay that way.”

Responding to a question about whether conservative members of parliament have the right to their opinion on the subject, she said discussing the issue no longer is an option.

“We have a right to say what we wish. It’s absolute. But what I want to say is that in our province, the debate of the right of women to choose if they want an abortion or not, it’s their choice. It’s not the choice of a member who sits here and it’s [not] the choice of a leader who said he would not reopen the debate, to reopen it…”

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Connecticut Dem Jokes About Corruption

Bridgeport’s Democratic mayor Bill Finch, a supporter of Connecticut congressman Chris Murphy’s bid for the U.S. Senate against Republican Linda McMahon, jokes about corruption:

Ad Exposes Obama’s Support for Murder of Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions

On October 10th, the Women Speak Out PAC, the super PAC of the national pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), will announce a $150,000 ad buy in Virginia and unveil a new television ad at a press conference in the state capitol in Richmond. The ad, which exposes President Obama’s opposition to legislation providing equal treatment to babies born alive after a failed abortion, will be played at the press conference. SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser will be joined by State Delegate Brenda Pogge as well as abortion survivor Melissa Ohden and nurse and whistleblower Jill Stanek, both featured in the new TV spot.

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Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama.

Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s black? If race is just one factor in blacks’ support of Obama, does that make them racist? Can blacks’ support for Obama be compared with white voters who may favor his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, because he’s white?

These questions have long animated conservatives who are frustrated by claims that white people who oppose Obama’s policies are racist. This week, when a black actress who tweeted an endorsement of Romney was subjected to a stream of abuse from other African-Americans, the politics of racial accusation came full circle once again.

Stacey Dash, who also has Mexican heritage, is best known for the 1995 film “Clueless” and the recent cable-TV drama “Single Ladies.” On Twitter, she was called “jigaboo,” “traitor,” “house nigger” and worse after posting, “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”

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Obama Administration Had Video All Along Showing There Was No Protest at Benghazi Consulate

For the last month the Obama Administration has misrepresented the 9-11 terror attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead including the US ambassador to Libya. President Obama and his administration repeated the line that protesters gathered outside the consulate before the deadly attack.

Now we learn that all along the Obama Administration had video of the 9-11 terror attack. And that there was no protest. There was only a terrorist attack.
Eli Lake at The Daily Beast reported:

Video footage from the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya, taken the night of the Sept. 11 anniversary attacks, shows an organized group of armed men attacking the compound, according to two U.S. intelligence officials who have seen the footage and are involved in the ongoing investigation. The footage, which was recovered from the site last week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, offers some of the most tangible evidence yet that a military-style assault took place, according to these officials.

The Obama administration has been studying the videos, taken from closed-circuit cameras throughout the Benghazi consulate’s four-building compound, for clues about who was responsible for the attack and how it played out. The two officials tell The Daily Beast that analysts are hoping to decipher the faces of the attackers and match them up with known jihadists.

The videos could also play into an expanding investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that is looking at whether security steps could have been taken that would have saved the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans killed that day. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who is one of the Republicans leading the House investigation, says he hasn’t been given the footage.

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Leno Spends Nearly 3 Minutes Trashing Biden: ‘Smart of Raddatz To Cut Joe Off After Third Scotch and Soda’

Jay Leno spent nearly three minutes of his opening monologue Friday trashing Vice President Joe Biden for his performance during Thursday’s debate.

Although the Tonight Show host did poke some fun at Paul Ryan and Sarah Palin, the bulk of his jokes targeted Biden including him saying it was “really smart” of moderator Martha Raddatz “to cut Joe off after that third scotch and soda”

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Orgs Filing Suit Against HHS Mandate Debunk Biden’s Debate Defense

In a statement released on Friday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty announced that some of the leading Catholic institutions in the United States are filing a brief in support of the Becket Fund’s appeal to the D.C. Circuit on behalf of Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College as they challenge the HHS mandate.

The Becket Fund represents many of the religious institutions and Catholic organizations currently suing the Obama administration over the mandate that requires all employers, including religious institutions, to provide free contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients to all their employees through their health insurance plans. In its press release, the Fund indicates that The Catholic University of America, the Catholic Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. have all urged the courts, in their brief, to address the violation of religious liberty as presented in the HHS mandate.

According to the Becket Fund, the brief filed by these Catholic institutions “comes less than one day after the Vice President of the United States stated” during his debate with Congressman Paul Ryan:

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Industry Sues Over Sugary-Drinks Crackdown

Soft-drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to block the city’s move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eateries.

The American Beverage Association and others sued the city Friday. City officials had no immediate response.

The city Board of Health approved the unprecedented regulation last month. It would stop restaurants, cafeterias and concession stands from selling soda and other high-calorie drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.

The rule is set to take effect in March.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls it a reasonable, promising way to curb obesity.

The lawsuit says the unelected health board shouldn’t be telling people how much soda to drink. The suit also says the rule “burdens consumers and unfairly harms small businesses.”

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Obama’s refusal to deport illegal aliens unconstitutional

Two law professors, including one who served in the Bush Justice Department, have published a paper charging that President Obama violated the Constitution with his directive to law enforcement not to deport illegal aliens.

In the paper entitled, “The Obama Administration, the Dream Act and the Take Care Clause,” authors Robert Delahunty of the University of St. Thomas [Minnesota] and John Yoo, a law professor at University of California at Berkeley and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, blast Obama’s moratorium on deporting certain illegal immigrants. The professors dismissed the idea that the decision on whether to deport illegal immigrants who are arrested for minor infractions is a matter of prosecutorial discretion.

“If there’s one case and it’s left to the prosecutor well that’s fine, but what Obama did was take a million cases and leave it up to prosecutorial discretion, “John Yoo said to “The only reason it’s under [Department of Homeland Security Secretary] Janet Napolitano’s discretion is because Obama had made his decision. If she’s doing it under her own, she would have to be fired.”

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Employees ‘Filled With Anxieties These Days’

Anyone looking to start a business under current political and economic conditions needs “a lot of courage,” casino owner Steve Wynn told CNBC Friday.

Uncertainty over tax structure, health care and job market stability is heightening tensions and making it difficult for entrepreneurship, the owner of Wynn Resorts [WYNN 113.81 1.35 (+1.2%) ] and critic of President Obama said in an interview.

“That can probably explain to you why I’ve become so concerned about what’s happening in Washington, because it’s affecting the living standards of my employees,” he said. “They’re all filled with anxieties these days.”

He specifically cited Washington battles over getting the debt and deficit under control, along with the possibility of “tax increases and increases in the cost of doing business that are totally unnecessary and irrelevant.”

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