A recent Quiner’s Diner post stirred up a hornet’s nest: “This article is false and misleading. Ultrasounds are sometimes done at Planned Parenthood, if a doctor feels it is necessary, and the patient consents. It is not routine, and it is always a medical, not a political, decision. And that’s the point. Ultrasounds should be performed on a case-by-case basis for medical reasons; they should not be mandated by government at any level for all patients.” A former Planned Parenthood insider spills the beans on what really happens at Planned Parenthood on this critical issue …

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By Tom Quiner You’re viewing a tragic sight. Right before your very eyes, you’re watching a baby struggle for life. With immediate medical intervention, she might live. Without it, she will be dead shortly. What should you do? This is isn’t a hypothetical question. It happens when abortions take place. Sometimes the abortion “fails” and…

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By Tom Quiner You need to get to know Pete Singer. Fast. Mr. Singer is an Australian philosopher with associations with Princeton University in the U.S. and the University of Melbourne in Australia. Mr. Singer is an atheist with a unique philosophy: human life is no more valuable than mosquitos, muskrats, or mackerel, or, for…

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By Tom Quiner What is a principle? It is an essential truth upon which other truths are based. Former U.S. Senator and Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, embraced a principle that human life begins at conception. He was clear and unequivocal: “It is my deep personal conviction that abortion is wrong. I…

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Performing an ultrasound before an abortion should be a commonsense standard of care for abortion providers. Ultrasound assists an abortion provider in determining gestational age. The farther along in pregnancy a woman is, or the possibility that the pregnancy is ectopic, the greater the risk that abortion poses.

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By Tom Quiner Newt Gingrich was strong in last week’s debate. Rush had this to say: “And we talked about it during the 2008 campaign. Nobody wanted to hear it. The hopey-change thing was just too big of a theme. It was absorbing all the energy. But it was shocking, the details of this story.…

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By Tom Quiner President Obama has declared war on Catholics and all people of faith. What else can you call his actions but war? He tried to tell churches who they could and couldn’t hire. His overreach resulted in a lawsuit, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical School v EEOC, that went all the way to the Supreme Court.…

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By Tom Quiner I’m just back from a beautiful Ash Wednesday service. I am always overwhelmed by the realization that I came from dust and will return to dust. I am overwhelmed that God can breathe life into that dust to make me and you. And I am overwhelmed that even after I die, I…

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By Tom Quiner Tonight’s debate was strong on substance. All four candidates made the Republican case and exposed the weakness of President Obama’s policies. I think every single candidate came across well. Rick Santorum was in the crosshairs and had Mitt Romney and Ron Paul ganging up on him. Mr. Santorum kept his cool. He…

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By John Rozycki Regarding Peter Leo’s Feb. 14 essay, “Bishop Pates Misses the Mark on Contraception Rule”: He criticizes Bishop Richard Pates for defending the Catholic Church’s position regarding the contraceptive mandate from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Unfortunately, Leo’s argument is based on his misunderstanding of the mandate’s financing and of the…

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