Friends, this bears giving attention to, especially number one.
Question? Why is being pro-life terroristic and hateful, while killing babies and maiming women through anti-procreative invasive proceedures which harm women isn’t?
If you read through 6 you’ll see that Texas is trying to claim sovereignty.
1) Department of Homeland Security memo links pro-lifers to possible domestic terrorists
An unclassified memo from the federal Department of Homeland Security to local law enforcement agencies warns of possible domestic terrorism from “rightwing extremists.” The memo defines “rightwing extremism” as consisting of groups or people who are either “hate-oriented” or “antigovernment” and “may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
The memo states that the DHS “will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States….” DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, in response to the controversy generated by the memo, said Wednesday, “We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not — nor will we ever — monitor ideology or political beliefs.”
Link to DHS memo: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=490506
2) Texas lawmakers ask for investigation of Planned Parenthood; may cut funding
Conservative members of the Texas House of Representatives held a press conference Tuesday calling for an investigation of Planned Parenthood for violations of state law. Texas requires all facilities that perform abortions to be licensed, but four unlicensed PP clinics in San Antonio were dispensing RU-486, claiming that the law only applied to surgical abortions.
The clinics say they are now in compliance with a state health department order to stop handing out RU-486, but the legislators want the state to probe further. The lawmakers also say they may move to cut the $10 million in state family planning funding PP receives annually when they begin debate on the state budget this Friday.
3) Oklahoma Senate passes sex selection abortion ban and new reporting requirements
The Oklahoma Senate voted 34-10 Wednesday to pass HB 1595, a bill that would ban sex selection abortions and would require abortionists to report a woman’s reason for her abortion, how the abortion was paid for, the number of the woman’s past pregnancies, births, and abortions, and the woman’s age. Because the House-passed bill was amended in the Senate, it now goes to a House/Senate conference committee, where representatives of the two bodies will work out a final version of the bill to be approved and sent to the governor.
4) Archbishop Dolan brings parishioners to their feet at installation
The New York Times reports that New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, at his installation Wednesday, “brought [parishioners] to their feet when he declared with percussive rhythmic emphasis the church’s mission ‘to embrace and protect the dignity of every human person, the sanctity of human life, from the tiny baby in the womb, to the last moment of natural passing into eternal life.’”
5) New Notre Dame alumni group calls for Fr. Jenkins’ removal as president
The group, “Replace Jenkins – ND Alumni for Restoring the Catholic Tradition to Our Lady’s University,” has issued a policy statement and launched a website, www.replacejenkins.com/index.html.
Link to story and group’s statement: http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=33185
6) Texas Representatives Introduce Resolution Asserting Sovereignty Under Tenth Amendment
Posted by sakerfa on February 19, 2009
Texas has joined the states’ right and Tenth Amendment movement by introducing House Concurrent Resolution No. 50, filed earlier this week by Republican state representatives Leo Berman, Brandon Creighton, and Bryan Hughes. H.C.R. 50 cites Section 4, Article IV, of the Constitution, the Tenth Amendment, and the Ninth Amendment.
“The Tenth Amendment assures that we, the people of the United States of America and each sovereign state in the Union of States, now have, and have always had, rights the federal government may not usurp,” the resolution declares, while “Section 4, Article IV, of the Constitution says, ‘The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,’ and the Ninth Amendment states that ‘The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.’”