Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Target now selling porn outfits for teen girls

I just saw the new advertisement on the front page of Target's website that they are now selling a "Sports Illustrated collection" of bathing suits for teen girls and women.

As you can see, I blacked out to pornographic portion of the screenshot
The Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit" edition is known for being pornographic in nature and violating the dignity of women. It isn't about advertising women's swimsuits; after all, it's not a catalog, and the majority of SI subscribers are men. It's about violating women and providing some soft-core porn to their male readers at the expense of women.

Because both Target and WalMart sell pornographic Maxim, Playboy and similar magazines, prescription and OTC contraceptives, and immodest clothing, it's hard to say to boycott one or the other. I, for one, have registered for our baby at Target.

But, it's time for us not to be shy in telling these companies how we feel. Yesterday, I sent letters to Food Lion, Bank of America and General Motors to express my dismay at their support of homosexuality. These stores are a little easier to put on the boycott list as there are replacements that do not support immoral habits. But, what can you replace Target with!?

When I went to their corporate website to get contact information, I see that they are also endorsed by the homosexual-advocacy group "Human Rights Campaign." Please mention that you are also dismayed at this unfortunate endorsement.



Here's how to contact Target's corporate office to express your concern:
Mr. Gregg Steinhafel, CEO
Target Headquarters
33 S 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Beloved Philadelphia pro-life leader John Stanton

Last week, the good LORD called beloved Philadelphia pro-life leader John Stanton to his eternal reward. And none have deserved that reward more that Mr. Stanton. A man filled with joy and courage and a great leader too.

Rest in Peace Mr. Stanton.

Many who saw Mr. Stanton and talked to
him choose life for their children
Always in prayerful witness
Read an article on Mr. Stanton's life and legacy at www.catholicphilly.com.

John P. Stanton, 86, who was virtually the guardian angel for the unborn and mothers with unplanned pregnancies in the Delaware Valley for almost 45 years, died Jan. 31.

Even before Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States, Stanton was active in the pro-life movement and remained so until the very end. He gave witness through prayer at two abortion clinics in the last week of his life.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cigarettes at Pharmacies as silly as Birth Control Pills at Pharmacies

I applaud CVS Pharmacy for their decision to end sales of tobacco products starting October 1 at all of their stores.

But, I must ask, why stop there? If you easily recognize that
chronic problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease... are linked to smoking
(says CVS chief exec Larry J. Merlo to the NY Times), why can't you recognize that the Birth Control Pill and associated devices like Depo shot, Norplant implant, Plan B, and Birth Control Patch have done similar harm to women's health and lives over the past 60 years?

For example, we can examine the harm done to women by the birth control pill as early as its introduction in the 50s in the book, "The Bitter Pill: How safe is the 'perfect contraceptive'?" by Dr. Ellen Grant. After initially being a researcher and promoter of chemical contraceptives, Dr. Grant saw the side effects and quickly began exposing its woes, but feminist organizations and world governments had already bought into its agenda.

In 2005, the World Health Organization called the combined estrogen-progesterone pill "carcinogenic to humans."

The Depo shot has a "black box warning" given in the United States due to osteoporosis risk and other side effects, however it is the leading contraceptive given to poor women in third-world countries.

The Pill's own insert, such as this one from ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN® LO, should any woman take the time to read it, reveals side effects plainly:
The use of oral contraceptives is associated with increased risks of several serious conditions including myocardial infarction, thromboembolism, stroke, hepatic neoplasia, and gallbladder disease, although the risk of serious morbidity or mortality is very small in healthy women without underlying risk factors. The risk of morbidity and mortality increases significantly in the presence of other underlying risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemias, obesity and diabetes.
And, Kathleen Sebelius herself recognizes the harm of cigarettes and applauds CVS for its decision, citing the statistics of children who try smoking for the first time each day. I wonder: how many children try birth control for the first time each day?

How many children try sex for the first time each day? If 1 in 4 teens contracts an STD every year, how many teens are exposed to an STD every day?

Maybe these are also health questions that CVS should consider when selecting store product. Maybe these are points that Kathleen Sebelius should consider when she's writing out her mandates for contraceptive coverage in health care plans.