Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clinton Foundation Won’t Return $250,000 Donation From Accused Rapist Harvey Weinstein

The Clinton Foundation, embroiled in numerous scandals, says it will not give back the money it received from Hollywood mogul and accused rapist Harvey Weinstein.

The top-name film producer has been a big supporter of Democrats such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, and has spoken highly of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. Weinstein is known for movies such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “The English Patient” and “The King’s Speech.”

But amid numerous allegations that Weinstein sexually assaulted actresses, many politicians and groups that received donations from him have announced plans to give the money back. Others said they will donate the money to charities that help victims of sexual assault.

The Clinton Foundation is one exception. According to the Capital Research Center, the Clintons are friends of Weinstein, and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waited six days before condemning his alleged abuses.

Weinstein gave $250,000 to the Clintons’ “charity” since 2003, and another $5,400 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, according to the report.

A spokesperson for the foundation justified keeping the money to Fox News, saying “We are a charity.” . . . .Read More:

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Trump Admin Settles Obamacare Abortion Mandate Lawsuits, Christians Won’t Have to Fund Abortion Drugs

In a huge victory for pro-life Advocates, the Trump Administration has settled lawsuits with a firm representing more than 70 clients fighting the Obama abortion mandate.

Dozens of Christian-run organizations and businesses filed suit in response to the Obamacare abortion mandate that forced them to pay for abortion-causing drugs in their employee health insurance plans. The Obama Administration refused to provide religious or moral exemptions for those companies and groups so they filed suit.

Last week, President Donald Trump expanded the religious and moral exemptions to allow for additional protection for those Christian organizations and others who don’t want to be forced to pay for abortion-causing drugs under their health insurance coverage. The settlement expands the Trump Administration efforts to protect Christians and those who want to not be involved in abortions.

One of the advantages of the settlement is that the terms and protections are binding even if a future president puts the abortion mandate back in place fully. . . . Read More

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Monday, October 16, 2017

California Gov Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill to Force Christian Schools to Hire Abortion Activists

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Sunday that could have forced churches, Christian schools and pro-life organizations to employ abortion supporters.

California Assembly Bill 569 would have prohibited employers from requiring their employees to follow a moral code of conduct, such as no sex outside of marriage and no abortions. It also would have prohibited employers from disciplining or firing employees for actions that violate the mission or beliefs of the group.

The bill did not provide any exceptions for employers, meaning pro-life organizations, churches, religious schools and faith-based groups could have been forced to keep on employees whose actions are contrary to their faith or mission.

Brown vetoed the legislation Sunday, despite being an abortion supporter. He said the concerns addressed by the bill already are covered under current law, The Sacramento Bee reports.

Pro-life and religious groups, including the California Catholic Conference and the California Family Council, strongly opposed the measure, saying it would violate their First Amendment rights. . . . Read More

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Abortionist Caught With 14 Containers of Aborted Babies in His Car Pleads No Contest

Abortionist Michael Arthur Roth, 75, appeared in a McComb County Circuit Court today and entered a plea of “No Contest” to three felony counts of Larceny in a Building.

The no contest pleas constitute felony convictions.

Activist Lynn Mills of Pro-Life Michigan was in the court room during the hearing and told Operation Rescue that Roth made a plea for leniency because he recently suffered a stroke.

Roth was criminally charged as the result of a car accident in 2015, when police discovered stolen drugs, abortion equipment, and aborted baby remains in his trunk. Roth had been secretly carrying out hazardous home abortions. He and an accomplice had stolen the instruments and drugs from an abortion facility owned by Angel Ojeda, who had employed Roth.

The incident earned him a nickname as the “Trunk Abortionist,” because he operated his illicit home abortion business out of the trunk of his car. . . . .ead More:

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Friday, October 13, 2017

President's Pro-Life Advisor Kellyanne Conway: “I Start Every Day With Prayer”

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told the Values Voters Summit in D.C. Friday that her Catholic faith is a “bedrock” of her life, informing everything from her pro-life views to her social media practices.

During an on-stage interview, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins asked Conway about the role of faith in her career as the first woman ever to head a winning presidential campaign.

“I actually don’t know how I would be able to do any of this without my faith,” she replied, “and that is because it’s a bedrock because when you are raised in a faith-centric household you realize from the very beginning that there’s always something bigger and better than you.”

“That humility is a very important attribute to take to any position that has such great gravity and responsibility as I feel ours do in the White House,” she emphasized.

Conway went on to describe how faith has even informed her approach to social media. . . . Read More

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President Trump Defends Defunding Intl Planned Parenthood: We Must “Protect the Unborn”

President Donald Trump defended his pro-life views and actions as president during an address to thousands of pro-life advocates during today’s Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C.

“We cherish the sacred dignity of every human life,” Trump told the pro-life advocates in attendance. “We are all made by the same God in heaven.”

Trump also defended his decision to defund International Planned Parenthood, saying he did so to protect babies from abortion.

“To protect the unborn I reinstated a policy first put in place by President Reagan, the Mexico City Policy,” he said.

The president defended his recent decision to roll back the Obamacare abortion mandate.

The Trump administration announced that employers will now be exempt from the federal requirement to provide insurance coverage for abortion-causing drugs in their health insurance plans if it conflicts with their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs. This now limits a rule created under the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act that required that employers, including non-church religious organizations, must cover all forms of contraception, from birth control pills to abortion drugs and devices at no cost to the employees.

“We protect religious liberty,” he told the cheering crowd. “We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values.”

“The Little Sisters of the Poor live by a beautiful calling and we will not let others take that away,” he added. “They were going through hell.”

The president also defended the family.

“The American family is the true bedrock of American life,” he said. “We know parents, not bureaucrats, know best how to raise their children. We don’t worship government, we worship God.”

And he recalled his nomination to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Some of those promises are to support and defend the Constitution. I appointed and confirmed a Supreme Court justice in the mold of the late great Justice Antonin Scalia, the newest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch. (Cheering and applause) To protect the unborn, I have reinstated a policy first put in place by President Ronald Reagan, the Mexico City Policy. (Applause) To protect religious liberty, including protecting groups like this one, I signed a new executive action in a beautiful ceremony at the White House on our National Day of Prayer, (Applause) which day we made official.” . . . Read More

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Unemployment Claims Fall To Lowest Level In 43 years, Despite Hurricanes

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The total number of laid-off workers receiving unemployment benefits fell to 1.89 million at the end of September, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, the lowest such mark in nearly 44 years.

And new claims for unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to 243,000 in the first full week of October, according to the agency, as the job market bounces back from hurricane damage even faster than forecasters expected.

Low new jobless claims are a good sign. They indicate that layoffs are rare, and accordingly that job creation is strong. ... (read more)

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Conservative, Pro-Life Women Excluded from ‘Women’s March’ Convention

Pro-Abortion - 'Women's March' Convention
The Women’s March claims to stand for all women. But what that really means is women who agree with its agenda. The group’s upcoming convention is the latest proof: it excludes pro-life and conservative women – including conservative women in the media.

From Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, the Women’s March will host a Women’s Convention in Detroit. Called “Reclaiming Our Time,” the convention will offer “workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building” complete with abortion storytelling to anti-Trump activism.

The event aims to plug into the “power of women in leadership” and teach them how to work “towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.”

But the event claiming to stand for all women excluded pro-life conservative women, as the Women’s March did in January. The proof is in the pudding – or, in this case, the convention schedule.

And with former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opening the convention and politicians from only the Democratic party (think: Rep. Maxine Waters), the speakers’ list only amplified the message that pro-life, conservative women are not welcome.

Women’s Convention Excludes Pro-Life Women

Although the convention hasn’t yet published its partners, the event boasted Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, and Emily’s List, which places abortion supporters in office, as sponsors.

Besides that, the convention schedule stressed that pro-life women aren’t wanted. . . . Read More

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Atheists Lose On House Chaplain Lawsuit

by Bill Donohue: The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a militant atheist organization, lost in its bid to offer a non-prayer invocation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The House begins each legislative day with a prayer—”a practice,” U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer noted, “that originated during the first Continental Congress and continues today.”

FFRF president Dan Barker sought to instead deliver a secular invocation, and sued the House chaplain, Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy, for not inviting him to do so.

Judge Collyer, however, upheld Father Conroy. “The legislative prayer practice of the House of Representatives is consistent with the decisions of the Supreme Court and this Circuit, as well as the Rules of the House,” she wrote on October 11. “A ‘prayer’ is required under the House rules and is consistent with the Establishment Clause.”

The judge is also correct in affirming the long tradition of this practice. Indeed, the first U.S. House chaplain was appointed by none other than George Washington.

But tradition—especially tradition based on America’s Judeo-Christian heritage—is something the atheists at FFRF cannot abide. It is great news that their attack on this tradition has been rebuffed in federal court.

Having played a key role in 2000 in securing the appointment of the House’s first Catholic chaplain, Father Daniel Coughlin, the Catholic League is particularly pleased to commend his successor, Father Conroy, for standing firm and winning this victory over militant atheism.
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William "Bill" Donohue is President of the Catholic League.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Student Body President Cancels Abortion Ads in Student Newspaper, Now They Want to Impeach Her

Katie Ascough
Irish pro-abortion students are calling for the impeachment of University College Dublin’s student body president because of her pro-life views.

The Independent reports Katie Ascough, the Students’ Union president at the college, always has been open about her view that unborn babies deserve a right to life.

Earlier this year, Ascough angered pro-abortion students by removing information about how to get abortion pills from a student magazine, according to the report. Abortion is illegal in Ireland, and Ascough said a lawyer advised that they remove the language.

But that did not appease abortion activists on the Dublin campus. This week, they collected enough signatures on a petition to hold an impeachment vote against Ascough, according to the report.

The abortion debate is raging in Ireland as the country prepares to vote on whether to continue protecting unborn babies’ right to life.

Abortion is illegal in Ireland because of the Eighth Amendment to the country’s constitution, but government leaders recently announced plans to hold a referendum vote in the summer of 2018 on whether to repeal the amendment and legalize abortion on demand.

Ascough said she has been bullied because of her pro-life position.

“The main reason that a group of students are calling for my impeachment is because of my decision to not break the law and illegally distribute abortion information,” she said. . . . .Read More

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In the Middle of the Abortion She Changed Her Mind, Miraculously Her Son Survived

Amy Mendoza just didn’t feel like she was ready for another child when she walked into a Colorado Planned Parenthood for an abortion.

Earlier this year, Mendoza told News 7 Denver that the timing just wasn’t right. She had a great career and three children, and she was looking forward to enjoying things like going on vacation. Then, she discovered she was 9-weeks pregnant.

Mendoza took the first of two abortion drugs at Planned Parenthood, but today, her son Cruz is alive because of the abortion pill reversal procedure.

“Every time I look at him, I’m just so thankful,” Mendoza said of her son.

Mendoza said she immediately regretted what she had done after swallowing the first abortion drug. Fortunately, she remembered something she had seen on Facebook about abortion reversals, according to The Federalist.

Planned Parenthood did not tell her about this choice, this chance to reverse her abortion and give her son life. Quite the opposite, the abortion chain told Mendoza that she had to take the second pill because her abortion could not be reversed, the report states.

But Mendoza decided to try anyway. She found Bella Natural Women’s Care, a health center that offers the abortion pill reversal treatment and other resources for pregnant and parenting moms. The health center was able to give her the reversal treatment and save her son’s life. . . . . Read More

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pro-Abortion Group Will Still Take Money From Harvey Weinstein, Though He Allegedly Raped Women

Pro-abortion groups have shown their willingness to take money from disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein at a time when many other recipients are trying to distance themselves by giving away his donations.

Weinstein, a hugely influential producer known for movies such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “The English Patient” and “The King’s Speech,” is facing allegations that he sexually assaulted and harassed multiple women and used his power in Hollywood to cover up the abuse.

He also is a major donor to Democrats and pro-abortion groups. In response to the numerous allegations, a number of Democrats have said they will donate the money they received from Weinstein to charity.

However, pro-abortion groups have either remained silent or welcomed the contributions.

The abortion chain Planned Parenthood received a major donation from Weinstein this spring during its 100th anniversary gala. He paid $100,000 for a piece during its benefit art auction, according to ArtNet News.

Another recipient is Emily’s List, which supports pro-abortion women’s election campaigns.

The Daily Wire reports the Democratic National Committee plans to “redirect” the $30,000 it received from Weinstein to several groups including Emily’s List. Writer Emily Zanotti urged the DNC and Emily’s List to give back the money instead.

. . . Sometimes abusers use abortions to cover up their crimes, making unborn babies second victims in a number of sexual abuse cases. In an Ohio case, a soccer coach was convicted of sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl on his team, LifeNews reported. According to reports, he statutorily raped the girl; and when she became pregnant, he took her to Planned Parenthood to abort their unborn baby and cover up what he had done. The Ohio Planned Parenthood also faced a lawsuit for failing to report the sexual abuse of the young girl.

In an Arizona case, officials said another Planned Parenthood center failed to provide the proper report to authorities about a victim of a young man accused of being a serial rapist. Not only did Planned Parenthood fail to report the rape but, in so doing, it allowed the rapist to rape 18 or more teenage girls, authorities said, making it so the abortion company is partially responsible for victimizing them as well.

In 2011, a Live Action investigation uncovered wide-spread willingness among Planned Parenthood employees to help sex traffickers abuse young teens.

The abortion industry and those who support it are not helping to protect or empower women. In many cases, the violence of abortion against an unborn child only perpetuates the abuse and degradation of women. . . . Read More

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Planned Parenthood: 75% of Our Abortion Clients Don’t Show Up When People are Outside Praying

by Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: There is no other way to say it — your prayerful presence at a 40 Days for Life vigil is bad for the abortion business. Abortion is, after all, a business. A dirty and shady business.

No doctor grows up wanting to be the best abortionist in the country. It’s never the plan. Something went wrong … and many times, due to medical malpractice or personal misconduct, abortionists need cash.

Former Planned Parenthood workers say as many as 75 percent of their clients don’t show up for abortion appointments when people are outside praying.

Fewer paying customers will mean more abortion centers going out of business … and that’s the topic of this week’s 40 Days for Life podcast — abortion center closures.

It’s because 40 Days for Life vigils cost them money that abortion workers sometimes react in anger to the mere presence of people praying on the sidewalk.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA
When about 100 people attended a 40 Days for Life rally at the vigil site, they had their event interrupted when the abortion center director arrived in a big SUV – and wanted to park along the street next to the very spot the rally was taking place.

The local team calmly cleared an area so the SUV could pull in. But a man who was traveling with the director jumped out angrily and confronted a priest who’d come to lead prayer at the rally.

The priest kept his cool and let the man have his say. When he was finished, the man then followed the director into the building.

When it came to the priest’s turn to speak, he asked the crowd to pray for the angry man, the director – and anyone else who would ride in that SUV.

Later, the man and the director left the building – and the 40 Days for Life team noted a very different attitude, with the formerly angry man even thanking one of the volunteers for clearing the way.

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
At the 40 Days for Life vigil in Little Rock, the abortion center staff has been known to turn the sprinklers on – trying to soak participants.

The idea is to keep the prayer volunteers away from the sidewalk.

One day during the campaign, a landscaper had parked across the street to do some work. He approached the security guard and asked him to turn off the sprinklers. Not only was his truck getting wet, but he also said it was a traffic hazard.

The guard became hostile and started cursing, so the landscaper called the police. It’s worth noting that the landscaper is a former police officer.

Five officers in three patrol cars soon arrived to take a report … and one of the prayer volunteers added information about the sprinklers.

“We have not had any luck getting them stopped,” said Mary in Little Rock. But maybe with a former office filing a complaint, “we will see!”

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Satanist Takes Lawsuit to State Supreme Court Saying Pro-life Laws Violate Her Religious Views

A Missouri Satanist managed to convince a court that state informed consent laws about abortion violate her religious beliefs.

Satanic Temple spokesperson Jex Blackmore announced the lawsuit in September, another step in a long battle between the group and pro-life leaders in Missouri.

The group is arguing that Missouri abortion regulations violate their religious freedom because they require that women be given information about their unborn baby’s development and wait 72 hours before going through with an abortion.

Last week, the Western District Court of Appeals ruled in the Satanists’ favor, according to the Miami Herald.

“Because we believe that this case raises real and substantial constitutional claims, it is within the Missouri Supreme Court’s exclusive jurisdiction… and we hereby order its transfer” to the Missouri Supreme Court, Judge Thomas Newton wrote in the decision.

. . . This radical Satanists group has been trying to stop fact-based laws in Missouri for years. They have staged bizarre and grotesque protests, launched publicity campaigns following them step by step as they plan and arrange to kill their unborn babies in abortions, and repeatedly challenged these laws in court.

Last year, Breitbart described the Satanic Temple’s actions as a “pro-abortion crusade to come to the aid of America’s largest abortion provider,” Planned Parenthood.

In 2016, a federal judge threw out the Satanic Temple’s challenge of the Missouri 72-hour waiting period law. U.S. District Judge Henry Edward Autrey ruled that the plaintiff “Mary Doe” failed to show “sufficiently concrete injuries” resulting from the law. The Satanic Temple lost a similar challenge at the state level earlier that year. . . . Read More

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Canada Euthanizes 2,149 Patients During the First Year of Legalized Assisted Suicide

There were 167 reported euthanasia deaths in Qu├ębec prior to the federal government legalizing assisted death, ... as of June 30 there have been 2149 reported assisted deaths in Canada.

Canadian governments have established a self-reporting system, meaning the doctor who carries out the death is the same doctor who reports the death (no oversight of the law) therefore it is possible that under-reporting and abuse of the law occurs.

There have been several stories indicating that there are problems with Canada’s euthanasia law. For instance, Candice Lewis was pressured by doctors to die by euthanasia. Now she is feeling much better.

. . . Canada’s euthanasia law does not protect conscience rights for medical professionals. The Coalition for HealthCare and Conscience launched a legal challenge to the Ontario College of Physicians policy that forces physicians, who oppose killing, to “effectively refer” their patients to a physician who will kill.

. . . Meanwhile a Toronto study that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that requests for euthanasia are based on existential distress and not physical pain.
To make matters worse, in June 2017 an Ontario judge extended euthanasia to non terminal people by redefining the phrase “natural death must be reasonably forseeable” in his decision and Canadian euthanasia doctors are demanding more money to kill.

The number of Canadian euthanasia deaths is high when compared to Belgium where there was 235 reported assisted deaths in the first year (2003), 349 in the second year and 393 in its third year after legalization. Belgium has approximately 1/3 of Canada’s population. . . . Read More

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