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Justice Ginsburg: I thought Roe Was to Rid Society of Undesirables

July 9

In an astonishing admission, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she was under the impression that legalizing abortion with the 1973 Roe. v. Wade case would eliminate undesirable members of the populace, or as she put it "populations that we don't want to have too many of."

Her remarks, set to be published in the New York Times Magazine this Sunday but viewable online now, came in an in-depth interview with Emily Bazelon titled, "The Place of Women on the Court."

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Jihad Sites Hail Vote to Celebrate Islam in Public Schools

July 9

Islamic websites associated with terrorists organizations, WND has learned, hailed over the weekend a recent New York City Council resolution recommending the city's school system shut down to commemorate two of the most important Muslim holidays.

The non-binding resolution passed last week was the subject of extensive coverage in the pan-Arab media, including on the Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya satellite networks.

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Gay 'Marriage' Takes Effect in Our Nation's Capital

July 9


A law recognizing same-sex "marriages" performed elsewhere has gone into effect in the District of Columbia.

The bill was approved in a 12-1 vote by the D.C. Council in May, with council member Marion Barry casting the lone no vote.

Congress, which has the final say over the city's laws, had 30 days to review the bill. A push by black church leaders who oppose same-gender marriage failed to get a referendum on the matter. And Congress took no action, allowing the bill to become law Tuesday.

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PETA Upset President Would Hurt Fly, But Abortion is OK

July 9

On June 16 during an interview on CNBC President Obama swatted at and killed a fly. The matter was treated with good humor by most. I, for one, wanted to say "Nice shot Mr. President." However, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) felt differently and publicly chastised the President for his apparent cruelty to the insect.

"We support compassion for the even the smallest animals," says Bruce Friedrich, VP for Policy at PETA. "We support giving insects the benefit of the doubt." Friedrich says PETA supports "brushing flies away rather than killing them". Later PETA sent to Obama a fly catching device that traps flies and then allows for their safe release back into nature.

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Georgia Law First in Nation to Govern Embryo Adoption

July 9


A state bill that came into effect July 1 has made Georgia the first in the nation with a law governing the adoption of embryos produced by in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

HB388 dictates the legal ramifications of a couple's bid to adopt excess embryos created during the IVF procedure of another couple, aligning the process more closely to the state's laws regarding the adoption of older children.

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Conservatives Urged to Protest 'Hate-Crimes' Bill Today

July 9

Today is National "Stop S. 909" Day.

The American Family Association, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, and other conservative activist groups are urging their supporters to call, e-mail, fax, or visit their senators today to express their disapproval of S. 909, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act (Senate Bill 909). The bill would authorize the Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute certain bias-motivated crimes based on the victim's actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.

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Sotomayor Supported Censoring Bible Verses on Homosexuality

July 9


Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is again drawing fire from conservative groups, this time as the result of a 2003 ruling against a Christian group.
 
In the case of Okwedy v. Molinari, decided in 2003, Sotomayor sat on a three-judge panel that upheld a lower court's ruling (from 2001) against Keyword Ministries and its pastor, Kristopher Okwedy. The ministry had purchased billboard advertisements featuring Bible verses that condemned homosexuality.

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