Obama Administration Ties Funding for Care of Child Immigrants to Abortion Services

Obama Abortion Funding

(NCRegister) Faith based agencies that receive federal funds to assist unaccompanied immigrant children in the United States may soon be required to provide access to abortion inducing ‘morning after pills’  and abortion services for minors that may be pregnant.

Joined by the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) a coalition of faith based agencies have warned that an Interim Final Rule published by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refuge Resettlement ‘falls short’ of having adequate protections with organizations having a moral, religious and ethical objections to provide, “all lawful pregnancy related medical services” which would include emergency contraception and abortion services.

“Faith based organizations excel in caring for all people and the right of those organizations to do so is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions must be respected,” the USCCB said in join comments on the 20 February, together with Catholic Relief Services, World Relief, World Vision and the Natl Association of Evangelicals.

The new HHS rule takes effect on the 24 June and will apply to contractors and grantees that receive federal funds to assist unaccompanied minors.

“Religious liberty is really important for us to do the work we do,” said Brian Corbin, the Vice President of Social Policy for Catholic Charities USA.

Corbin told the Natl Catholic Register that “religious freedom is at stake” and said he agrees with the USCCB that the interim final rule is inadequate. Like the Bishops Conference, Corbibn hopes the federal government will accommodate Catholic Charities’ religious and moral beliefs.

The HHS interim rule quietly published on Christmas Eve in the Federal Register, marks the second occasion in 4 yrs that the Obama Administration has tied federal funds for humanitarian relief services to a mandate that they provide contraception and abortion services.

In September, 2011 the Obama Administration cutfunds to the USCCBs campaign against human trafficking because of HHS  policy that gave ‘strong preference’ to agencies that offered referrals for the ‘full range of legally permissible gynecological care’ and abortion services. Up until then, the Bishops had been lauded for their efforts to provide food, clothing and medical care to human trafficking victims.

This latest interim rule is yet another example of ‘stealth legislation through regulation–It’s a terrible trend,’ said Susan Yoshihara, Sr. Vice President for Research and Director of the Intl Organizations Research Group at the Center for Family & Human Rights.

Presently, 6 of the 9 national refugee-resettlement agencies in the United States are faith based organizations. The USCCB is the largest in terms of persons served, while ‘World Relief’ mobilizes the resources of the evangelical community. Together faith-based organizations resettle the majority of refugees entering the United States.

The USCCB said, “Faith based organizations excel in caring for all people and the right of those organizations to do so consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions must be respected.”

Artist Jon McNaughton’s New Painting Depicts Critique of Obama’s Foreign Policy

Obama Foreign Policy(CBS News) Obama’s Foreign Policy Critique –Jon McNaughton.com

H/T: Debbie Ellis@Facebook

John Kerry in the Senate Voted for the Iraq War, Now Blasts Israel PM Netanyahu for Supporting It

John Kerry...Secy of State John Kerry Then and Now –Image: Al Bennett@Twitter

(TPM) Secy of State John Kerry today blasts Israel PM Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu opposition to a potential nuclear deal with Islamic Fascist Iran calling it as wrongheaded as Bibi’s backing of the Iraq war in 2003

How stupid does Kerry think we are?

“The Prime Minister was profoundly forward leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in an apparent attempt to delegitmatize Netanyahu’s evaluation of the threat posed by the Iranian nuclear program.– “His judgment might not be correct here,” Secy of State John Kerry added.

In 2002, as a private citizen Benjamin Netanyahu supported the U.S. war with Iraq which then, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) voted in favor of on the 11 October, 2002

For John Kerry claiming that Netanyahu’s judgment is bad for supporting a war that Sen John Kerry voted for, which he later denied supporting in 2013 in an interview with MSNBC, according to The Washington Post earning him 4 Pinocchio’s, would seem to clearly suggest that Kerry’s memory and judgment is quite poor or his own thought process is not rational and lucid.

More here from FrontPage Mag.com

Related: Bill Clinton was First President to Suggest Iraq’s WMDs

H/T: Kellvan Cheng

Hong Kong ‘Freedom Revolution’ Leaders: World Must Stay Focused on Human Rights in China

HK Freedom MovementHong Kong ‘Freedom Revolution’ Student Leaders Address
Geneva Summit for Human Rights –Image: Javier El-Hage@Twitter

(SCMP) Student leaders of Hong Kong’s Umbrella (Freedom) Revolution, told a human right summit in Geneva on Tuesday that the world must stay focused on human rights situation in China and keep up pressure on Beijing to allow for more Democracy in Hong Kong.

Federation of Students Secy General Alex Chow and his Deputy Lester Shum, also said they will not retreat or lose hope in the fight for genuine universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive election.

Earlier this month I wrote here about Hong Kong’s ‘Freedom Revolution’ — On the 11 November, I wrote here that Obama assured China regime President Xi Jinping, that the White House had no involvement in promoting Freedom and Democracy in Hong Kong.

For 79 days last year, student led protests for Freedom & Democracy took over major streets in Hong Kong in the largest challenge to the China regime since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

“We have the right to have these things. We have the right to have Democracy –true Democracy and universal suffrage because this is a human right,” said Activist Glacier Kwong.

“What we need is international public opinion to keep watch on China so that they leave Hong Kong alone,” said Lee Cheuk-Yan, an activist arrested during Tiananmen Square protests adding, “We in Hong Kong we have nothing. We don’t have arms, we don’t have anything to protect ourselves. We have just the people.”

More here ‘Hong Kong Teen Activists Vow to Return to the Streets’ –CNN

Obama Vetoes Keystone Jobs Bill as Labor Participation Rate is an Anemic 62.9%

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Blocking Keystone XL Jobs(FOX News) President Obama today followed through with his threat to veto bipartisan legislation authorizing the Keystone XL-Pipeline and the 42,000+ new ‘private sector’ shovel ready infrastructure jobs which Obama’s own State Dept said in 2014 that would be created nationwide, not to mention the thousands of residual jobs in other sectors that would have been created, together with the permanent jobs that would be necessary to maintain the pipeline.

It should be noted, that Obama’s veto of thousands of good paying jobs comes at a time when the U.S. labor participation rate fell to a 36 year low of 62.7% in December, 2014 improving just slightly to 62.9% in January and when U.S. homeownership rates hit a 20 year low of 64% according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Related: Experts Say Battle Over Keystone is Over Politics, Not Facts

Obamanomics: Homeownership Hits 20 Year Low

Live the Dream(CNS News) U.S. Homeownership Hits 20 Yr Low of 64%
According to
Data Released by the Census Bureau
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  • ‘The homeownership rate of 64% was 1.2% lower than the 4th qtr 2013 (65.2%) and 0.4% lower than the rate in the last quarter’ — The last time the homeownership rate was lower than 64.5% was in 1994 when it was 64% according to Table 15 in the U.S. Census Bureau’s  Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data.

Antisemitism??? Why Does Obama Keep Calling ISIS, ISIL?

Obama ISIL(Weekly Standard) Obama in Prague: “Words Must Mean Something.”
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Obama’s DHS Intelligence Report Warns the Real Threat to America is From the Right

Obama Radical VocabularyObama Radical Vocabulist –Cartoon: AF Branco/Legal Insurrection

(CNN) In a new intelligent assessment being circulated by the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) focuses on the ‘domestic terror threat’ from right wing sovereign citizen extremists as equal to and in some cases greater than the threat from Islamic terror groups such as ISIS that garner more public attention.

When was the last time anyone has heard about rightwing ‘common law’ protesters or Conservatives burning someone death while caged or chopping peoples heads off because they were Christians?

On the 16 February, I wrote here that the DHS from their own organizational chart has too many subdivisions in too many disparate fields to operate effectively and should be abolished (or not funded) and its components reorganized into more practical groupings…”

Why are some Members of Congress in such a frenzy to continue to fund this agency?

Obama TerrorismFlashback: Remember back in 2009 when DHS did a hatchet job on Conservatives alleging they have stoked a ‘resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalization activity’ due to home foreclosures, job losses and…the historical presidential election.

More here from Michelle Malkin

H/T: Daily Caller

Pro-Russian Rebels Hoist Their Flag in Ukraine Debaltseve, Obama Remains Silent

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Russian Rebels Hoist Flag in Newly Captured Ukrainian Town of Debaltseve -Image: KURV Radio

(WSJ) Ukraine has withdrawn troops from the embattled strategic railway hub of Debaltseve early Wednesday, after pro-Russian Rebels overran the town in violation of the ‘so called ceasefire’ that was to have begun on Sunday.

The Russian Rebel forces say they have taken hundred of Ukrainian Soldiers as prisoners. Ukrainian soldiers reportedly were describing desperate conditions as fighting raged–One said they hadn’t been able to get food or water because of the rebel shelling.

The Obama Administration has been silent on these latest reports. Why should this matter to Americans and our allies?

On March 09, 2014 I wrote here that in 1994, then President Bill Clinton together with British Prime Minister John Major and Russian President Boris Yelstin, executed ‘The Budapest Memorandum’ promising to protect the sovereignty of Ukrainian territorial borders from an invading army as part of the denuclearization of the former Soviet Union.

Why should anyone have confidence in any agreements past, present or future made with the United States when we have a history of reneging on them when it is either politically inconvenient or when we have an appeaser-in-chief for president like Obama, who has withdrawn American GI’s from Iraq and Afghanistan, claiming less than a year ago that, “the Iraq war is over…We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq,” only to declare war on ISIS in Iraq less than 1 yr later?

When we have a president who undermines our allies such as Israel and Taiwan, while chummy with Islamic Fascists such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and China regime Marxist Xi Jinping, claiming recently to “welcome China’s peaceful rise,” all the while declaring “the world is less violent than it has ever been.”

Obama seems to live in a world of an alternate reality, based more on how he perceives the world should operate than on how it really is.

Has Anyone Noticed? Federal Offices Have Been Closed for 3 Days and the World Didn’t End

Govt Shutdown(WaPo) Nonessential Govt Workers Have Been Off Since Friday (Monday was President’s Day) and the World Didn’t Come to a Crashing End
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