Posts tagged "ACLU"

New Catholic hospitals are just another part of the 'war on women'

According to the ACLU and MSNBC the opening of new Catholic hospitals is a bad thing because there are just more places where women can’t get abortions. Apparently it’s a bad thing that one in nine hospital beds now is provided by Catholics, but who would step up and provide them if Catholics didn’t? If... Read more »

Would President Obama launch a drone attack on U.S. soil?

Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian? Could Obama, beloved of the American Civil Liberties Union, be guilty of harboring thoughts of calling down a fatal drone attack on an American citizen on U.S. soil without benefit of trial? I never heard him say so.... Read more »

Mother Jones magazine betrays its namesake

Mother Jones magazine represents the secular political left with such blind allegiance that one might think that the real Mother Jones was of the same mind. Not so, blogger Patrick Hickey, reminds us in another one of his eloquent, fact-based posts on “With both hands.” Contrary to the myth the secular left has tried to... Read more »
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At last, Illinois supreme court agrees to hear arguments in long-stymied parental notification law

Sixteen years ago, the Illinois Legislature enacted a law requiring a parent or guardian to be notified 48 hours before a child under 18 has an abortion. This reasonable requirement still hasn’t been enforced because pro-choice radicals like the American Civil Liberties Union have for years tied the law up in the courts, defying the... Read more »

What harm is Catholic Charities really doing?

The standard guardians of political correctness are all over Catholic Charities because they are using a religious exemption in the disposition of foster children. (The story is here.)Reflecting the tenets of its faith, Catholic Charities licenses only married couples and single parents living alone as foster parents, while referring couples in civil unions to other... Read more »

Arizona, immigration and flawed ACLU lawsuit

Not surprisingly, the American Civil Liberties Union was quick out of the gate with a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law.  Unfortunately, one of the plaintiffs raises a red herring in the suit, according to the Times: Ten individual plaintiffs have joined with the groups in suing. They range from two Jane Doe plaintiffs... Read more »
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Smile, you're on a full body scan

Are you ready to show off your body like these models (below)?  The body scan machines, which reveal you in foggy sans-clothes portraiture, are coming to O’Hare Airport in the hope they will intercept terrorists from sneaking weapons and explosives aboard your airline flight. Authorities speculate that if the body scanners were in use at Amsterdam’s Schiphol... Read more »

Another stupid Illinois tax

In an effort to mine every source of revenue, the desperate and financially collapsing state of is comes up with some real doozies. This one, to take effect on Jan. 1, imposes a big jump in the fee imposed on non-profit organizations for registering with the state.  For the American Civil Liberties Union, the cost jumps... Read more »

Illinois Parental Notice Law Again Endangered

No sooner does the 1995 Illinois law requiring parental notification look like it is finally going into effect than an obscure state panel of bureaucrats and ideologues makes a last ditch attempt to further delay the law’s implementation. The state Medical Disciplinary Board has decided it needs another 90 days to review the law’s provisions... Read more »
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Appeals court activates long-dormant abortion parental notification law in Illinois

“A  victory for Illinois parents and children” Overshadowed by the Senate hearings on pro-choice Sonia Sotomayor’s suitability to be a Supreme Court justice, a U.S. appeals court in Chicago on Tuesday gave new life to a long-dormant law that requires Illinois parents be notified when their minor daughter seeks an abortion. The three-judge federal appeals... Read more »
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