Friday, February 23, 2018

Democrats Kill Colorado Bill Allowing Women to See Ultrasound of Their Baby Before Abortion

Colorado Democrats have a problem with making sure that women receive a full range of information about abortion.

For the second time in less than two years, pro-abortion politicians defeated a bill to require that women be offered the chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child and to hear her baby’s heartbeat prior to having an abortion, according to the Colorado Independent.

The informed consent bill, sponsored by state Rep. Lori Saine, a Republican, failed to pass the Colorado House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on Thursday in a party-line vote, the report states.

The bill would have required that abortion facilities offer women the opportunity to see an ultrasound of their unborn child and the chance to hear the baby’s heartbeat. It also would have required that women be informed of the potential health risks of abortion. . . . . Read More

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New Jersey Taxpayers Forced to Give $7.5 Million to Planned Parenthood

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed a law today giving $7.5 million to America’s largest abortion company, Planned Parenthood.

It was the first bill Murphy has signed into law.

“Today we are saying in a clear voice that New Jersey will once again stand for the right things,” he said.

Planned Parenthood’s outgoing president, Cecile Richards, attended the bill signing.

Planned Parenthood aborts over 321,000 babies annually. Its baby body parts trafficking scandal led a Congressional panel to refer it and other abortion entities for criminal prosecution. The FBI recently requested unredacted documents from Congress about the body parts scandal.

“At legislative hearings this month, Planned Parenthood representatives declined to tell lawmakers specifically how the money would be allocated,” Bloomberg reported.

In 2016, a Wisconsin state inspector found that up to two-thirds of all Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood facilities in that state were fraudulent.

The abortion company has faced other Medicaid fraud cases, like in Iowa, and has been caught covering up sex abuse and aiding and abetting sex traffickers. . . .

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Planned Parenthood Fights for ‘Absolute Right’ to Aabortion Based on Race, Down Syndrome

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are fighting at a federal appeals court for the right to provide abortions based on the baby’s race, sex, or diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.

The two organizations are opposing an Indiana law, signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence in 2016, that bans aborting a baby because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or diagnosis of a possible disability. The law also says aborted babies’ remains must be cremated or buried.

“We are talking about an absolute prohibition. ... The woman has an absolute right as part of her privacy interests,” Ken Falk, legal director of the ACLU of Indiana, told the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals during oral arguments on Thursday, according to WFYI Indianapolis.

The state of Indiana appealed to the Seventh Circuit after the pro-abortion groups won a permanent injunction against the law from a U.S. Disrict Court judge in 2016.

In announcing the appeal, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill told the Indianapolis Star that blocking the law “has cleared the path for genetic discrimination that once seemed like science fiction.”

Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher championed the pro-life law before the Seventh Circuit panel on Thursday. He argued that the Dignity for the Unborn Act is not about abortion but about discrimination against the disabled. He said the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a woman may choose if she wants a baby, but not which baby she wants. . . . NRead More

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New York Attorney General’s Office Runs Fake Facebook Profile to Spy on Pro-Life Advocates

To inform readers of efforts to spy and entrap pro-life advocates, the entire article has been shared shared:

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
by Michelle Piccolo: In startling courtroom admissions during cross examination by Thomas More Law Center attorney, Tyler Brooks, the New York Attorney General’s star witness admitted she created a fake Facebook page pretending she was a pro-life Christian to develop dossiers and entrap pro-life sidewalk counselors who appeared in front of the Choices Women’s Medical Center in New York City’s Jamaica neighborhood. She then passed on the information to the Attorney General’s Office, which was already well aware of her fraudulent activities.

The startling testimony came during a hearing last Thursday (2/15), conducted by U.S. Federal District Court Judge Carol Bagley Amon, to determine whether she should grant Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s request for a preliminary injunction prohibiting pro-life sidewalk counselors from coming within sixteen feet of the Choices premises. The hearing before Judge Amon continues tomorrow (2/21), and is expected to last several more weeks.

During last Thursday’s cross-examination by Brooks, the witness admitted creating the Facebook page under the fake name of Shelly Walker. The witness described her elaborate scheme to entrap the unwary pro-life counselors named in the Attorney General’s lawsuit. She went to great lengths to invent an entirely fictitious identity; using someone else’s photo she had found on the internet, listing her occupation as a bank teller and stating she was from Saginaw, Michigan, even posting weather reports from Saginaw, as if she were there.

Moreover, in order to make her Facebook personality of Shelly Walker appear legitimate, she sent out hundreds of friend requests, friending hundreds of pro-lifers throughout the country. She purposely searched out pro-life and conservative groups and even claimed to be a supporter of Ted Cruz and Father Frank Pavone, an ardent pro-life Catholic priest. She fabricated an emotional personal story of being talked into an abortion by her husband, who she later divorced (none of it true).

In real life, she’s a Choices escort leader who is strongly pro-abortion. She does not share any conservative or pro-life views. Nevertheless, she created this fake persona of Shelley Walker to appear as a concerned pro-life advocate to gather information on and entrap pro-life counselors. In fact, she sent a friend request to Angela Braxton, one of TMLC’s clients in this lawsuit. Braxton, not realizing this was really one of the Choices escorts, accepted her friend request, thinking Walker was a pro-life advocate like herself.

She also admitted that she shared the information of the targeted pro-life counselors with the Attorney General’s Office. The Office never told her to stop or to delete the information based on her fraudulent Facebook postings. In fact, the Office outfitted her with a concealed video camera to record pro-life counselors in front of Choices. Ironically, just three weeks ago, in an interview on NPR’s All Things Considered, the Attorney General highlighted his crack-down on fake identities, impersonations and fraud on the internet. Read the transcript of the interview here.

On June 20, 2017, the Attorney General held a press conference in front of the Choices Center where he announced his lawsuit against fourteen pro-life sidewalk counselors, claiming they violated the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (“FACE”), the New York State Clinic Access Act and City laws. His lawsuit asked the Court to create a sixteen-foot buffer zone around the Choices premises and to levy fines, attorney fees and compensatory damages against the defendants.

During the press conference, the Attorney General boasted that he had dropped out of school at seventeen years of age to work at an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. Astonishingly, the Attorney General claimed, “We are not a nation where you can choose your point of view,” and that pro-life Christians “run their mouths” with “unlawful, un-American rhetoric.”

The Thomas More Law Center is a leading pro-life national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. TMLC represents two of the fourteen persons sued by the Attorney General.

Richard Thompson, TMLC’s President and Chief Counsel, commented upon the courtroom revelations of the Attorney General’s star witness: “I’m appalled at the Attorney General’s lack of respect for the First Amendment and his Offices’ encouragement and use of fraudulent means to obtain information so that he can persecute peaceful pro-life citizens who have become the voice of the voiceless. He has forsaken his responsibilities as an independent law enforcement officer and is now acting as an agent of the abortion industry.”

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25,000 Calls Demanding ABC Apologize for Calling Christian VP Mike Pence “Mentally Ill”

As of Monday morning, the Media Research Center and its grassroots members made over 25,000 calls to ABC lambasting the network, demanding a full apology for anti-Christian comments made by The View on February 13 that suggested Vice President Mike Pence’s “dangerous” Christian faith was a “mental illness.”

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell tweeted the following in response to this statistic:
This flood of 25,363 phone calls came following a February 15 open letter by Bozell to ABC that called out the “offensive comments” by co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin.

“These characterizations of the Vice President’s faith are insulting not just to him, but to all Christians. Yet as of the writing of this letter, neither Ms. Hostin, nor Ms. Behar, nor ABC have apologized,” Bozell added before noting that this was the latest chapter in a pattern of far-left, anti-Christian behavior by ABC.

Bozell warned that these “slurs against the Vice President’s faith insult millions of Christians and are unacceptable” and if there’s no sufficient apology, the MRC will reactivate its grassroots supporters and have them “contact the advertisers of The View.” . . . Read More

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Amazing Image Shows Bright Light and Sparks That Occur at Conception

In your mind’s eye, have you ever thought/pictured the precise moment when human life begins, that instant when sperm meets ovum? We see representations, but that falls short.

Well, what if someone told you human life begins (as Sarah Knapton, science editor for the Daily Telegraph, put it) as “An explosion of tiny sparks [which] erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.” The romantic in you might say, “What I always suspected.”

You can see this remarkable display of bright flashes of light–this “fireworks” here.

What explains this phenomenon which scientists had previously seen in animals and now for first time in humans?

According to Knapton: The bright flash occurs because when sperm enters and egg it triggers calcium to increase which releases zinc from the egg. As the zinc shoots out, it binds to small molecules which emit a fluorescence which can be picked up by camera microscopes.

“These fluorescence microscopy studies establish that the zinc spark occurs in human egg biology, and that can be observed outside of the cell,” said Professor Tom O’Halloran, a co-senior author and director of Northwestern University’s Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, of a study that appeared in Scientific Reports. . . . Read More

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New Kansas Measure Says There’s No Right to Abortion in the Constitution

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is backing a new effort to ensure that the state constitution does not recognize the so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby.

On Saturday, he joined Kansans for Life, pro-lifers from across the state and other state and federal lawmakers to kick off the effort, . . .

“There’s a Kansas court that has argued that the framers, framers of our Constitution, imagined abortion as a separate constitutional right,” Colyer said. “This is just violence against the most basic facts.”

They plan to promote a ballot measure to amend the Kansas Constitution to make it clear that the state does not recognize a “right” to abortion, according to the report.

The ballot initiative is pro-life advocates’ response to a recent court ruling that “radically changed” Kansas public policy, according to the pro-life group. The judge struck down a state law prohibiting brutal dismemberment abortions that tear unborn babies limb from limb while their hearts are beating. Kansas passed the first dismemberment abortion ban in the United States in 2015. . . . Read More

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Friday, February 16, 2018

UN is Pushing Abortion on Africa, But This Pro-Life Scientist is Trying to Stop Them

Uju Ekeocha
What do you call it when Western elites attempt to foist abortion on native African cultures?

At the United Nations, two women were squaring off: one, a Danish abortion advocate, the other, African scientist Uju Ekeocha.

Their opinions expose the deep clash of civilizations across the globe: the culture of life versus the culture of death.

The Danish feminist admitted that she was “a bit provoked” by Uju’s claim that Western countries are once again engaging in colonialism. In her view, she announced, African women should be able to decide for themselves what to do with their bodies, including how many babies they want, and whether to have abortions.

Uju was quick to respond.

“Culturally, most of the African communities actually believe, by tradition, by their cultural standards, that abortion is a direct attack on human life,” she explained. “So for anybody to be able to convince any woman in Africa that abortion . . . can be a good thing, you first of all have to tell her that what her parents and her grandparents and her ancestors taught her is actually wrong.

“And that, Madame, is colonialism.”

Bravo, Uju! She is absolutely right. What else can you call it when secular Western organizations fly into Africa with bundles of birth control and abortion equipment, determined to convince African women that these things are good for them? . . . . Read More

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CNN Claims Pro-Life Senator Ted Cruz is Afraid - Cruz Responds

CNN’s Brian Stelter accused a few Republican politicians of avoiding his network out of fear. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Florida Gov. Rick Scott have been suspiciously unavailable for interviews, Stelter claimed.

“What are they afraid of?” he asked on Twitter.

Absolutely nothing, Cruz responded. In his own tweet, he reminded Stelter that he participated in not one, not two, but three debates on CNN in the past year.
. . . Although it was a bold response, we don’t need a tweet to know that Cruz is unafraid to tell the media exactly what’s on his mind. Who can forget his epic takedown of the CNBC moderators in the middle of a presidential debate? Sensing a pattern during the October 2015 debate, Cruz laid into the moderators for their biased interrogation of the candidates. Why were they painting Donald Trump as a villain, questioning Ben Carson’s math skills, and suggesting Marco Rubio resign from the Senate, Cruz demanded to know.

“The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Cruz said at the time. “This isn’t a cage match.” . . . read more

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cecile Richards: Force Christian Doctors and Nurses to Perform Abortions

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood
For the second time in two months, the outgoing president of the Planned Parenthood abortion business has said that Christian doctors and nurses ought to be forced to perform abortions.

Last month, Cecile Richards sent an email to supporters of the Planned Parenthood abortion company asking them to contact the Department of Health and Human Services to reject proposed guidelines protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals who don’t want to be forced to be involved in abortions by either killing unborn children or referring patients for abortions. . . .

Richards sent Planned Parenthood abortion activists a follow-up email today asking them to once again speak out against conscience rights for medical professionals.

“President Trump continues to outdo himself when it comes to pushing terrible health care policy that will do nothing but hurt patients,” Richards claims in the new email. “But his latest attack is truly shameful: a proposed rule released by HHS seeks to encourage health care workers to discriminate against patients by refusing to provide care because of religious, moral, or personal objections.”

“Heath care workers might refuse to treat a person seeking an abortion,” Richards adds.

As always, Richards wraps the opposition in language of women;s rights of reproductive health — never mind that women can access abortion at hundreds of locations nationwide without forcing Christian medical professionals to perform or refer for abortions. . . . Richards had the same request of abortion proponents last month. In fact, the text of the two action alerts appears identical. . . . . Read More:

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Democrats Not Running a Single Pro-Life Candidate in Any 2018 Targeted District

Democrat leaders are pushing the party further into a radical ideology that demands full support for abortion for any reason up to birth

In a scathing but apt criticism of the current party, The Federalist’s Bre Payton described abortion on demand as DNC leaders’ new religion.

“Their objective is no longer to keep abortion ‘safe, legal, and rare,’ but to shout it, to be proud about it, and to kick and scream if their party does not expel pro-life defectors,” she wrote.

The upcoming midterm elections are a perfect example. Party leaders are abandoning a seven-term Illinois incumbent and supporting his challenger instead because of abortion.

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, one of the last pro-life Democrats in Congress, accurately represents his constituents on the abortion issue. He votes to protect unborn babies from late-term abortions and opposes taxpayer funding of abortions, two issues that are widely popular among Democrats and Republicans alike.

For doing so, he is being abandoned by his own party. Some of Lipinski’s peers in the House are backing his pro-abortion challenger, Maria Newman, who supports late-term abortions and taxpayer funding of abortions. Well-funded pro-abortion groups like NARAL and Emily’s List are backing Newman as well. . . . According to the Federalist, the Democratic Party is not backing any pro-life candidates in key districts this fall.

. . . Democratic Party leaders have been debating whether to stop supporting pro-life Democrats altogether. And Tom Steyer, the single largest donor to the Democratic Party in recent years, said late last year that he will give money only to pro-abortion candidates.

The DNC has adopted an increasingly radical position on abortion. Its 2016 platform calls for full support of abortion for any reason up to birth as well as taxpayer funding of abortions – positions that most Democrat voters strongly oppose.

A Massachusetts mayor recently announced that he will leave the Democratic Party because of its pro-abortion ideology. He joins countless others who have become disgusted by the party’s demand that unborn babies be sacrificed and their deaths celebrated.

Democrats for Life estimates more than 23 million Democrats in the U.S. are pro-life. Last year, Pew Research found that 28 percent of Democrats say abortion should be illegal in most or all cases. Marist/KofC polling also found that 23 percent of Democrats consider themselves pro-life and 40 percent say abortion is morally wrong.  . . . Read More

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Planned Parenthood Goes to Court to Fight for the Right to Abort Babies Just Because They’re Black

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether women should be allowed to discriminate against their own children’s race or disability via abortion.

The abortion giant Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are challenging an Indiana state law that prohibits abortions based solely on an unborn baby’s sex, race or disability such as Down syndrome.

In September, a federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama blocked the law. However, the state appealed to the 7th Circuit Court.

. . . Indiana became the second state to prohibit abortions based on an unborn baby’s race and disability in 2016, following North Dakota in 2013. A handful of states also prohibit sex-selection abortions.

. . . Unborn babies of color are discriminatorily targeted for abortion at extremely high rates. While black Americans constitute 13 percent of the U.S. population, 35 percent of the babies killed in abortions are black, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Many believe that Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities also target black women for abortions. One analysis found that the abortion chain placed 79 percent of its abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods. . . . Read More

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President Donald Trump’s Proposed Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood

President Donald Trump has proposed a fiscal year 2019 budget in which taxpayer dollars would be directed away from the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Since becoming president, President Trump has taken multiple actions to defund the nation’s biggest abortion company. On his third day in office he reinstated a pro-life policy that revoked tens of millions of dollars from International Planned Parenthood. President Trump has also signed legislation that would help states defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company as well.

Now, President Trump has put forward a budget proposal that would prohibit certain abortion companies like Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds. That proposal applies to the Title X Family Planning program and Medicaid, as well as other HHS programs.

From page 56 of his budget proposal, comes the following language:

Prohibits Certain Abortion Providers from Receiving Federal Funds.

The Budget includes provisions prohibiting certain abortion providers from receiving Federal funds from HHS, including those that receive funding under the Title X Family Planning program and Medicaid, among other HHS programs.

Weather the budget would be approved by Congress is another story. While pro-life Republicans have repeatedly voted to defund Planned Parenthood they have been thwarted in the Senate by pro-abortion democrats and a handful of proportion Republicans who have been able to stop pro-life Republican leaders from ending debate on a defunding measure and sending it to president Donald Trump’s desk to sign. Trump has promised to sign the legislation if Congress can get enough votes to send it to him. . . . Read More

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

North Carolina School District Refuses to Let Planned Parenthood Push Its Abortion Agenda

A North Carolina school committee recently voted to stop providing a Planned Parenthood sex education program to middle school students.

Cumberland County Schools parents have been expressing outrage for months after learning that the abortion chain Planned Parenthood was scheduled to teach sex education their middle school children.

Last week, a committee assigned to the issue voted to stop using the Planned Parenthood program in the Cumberland public schools and return to a curriculum approved in 2009, according to the News Observer. The school board also has to approve the measure; a vote is scheduled for Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood’s sex education program “Get Real” was to be taught to six-, seventh- and eighth-grade students over a 10-day period ... However, the school district put the program on hold last fall after parents raised concerns. . . . Read More

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Abortion Extremism

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author : The recent vote on an abortion ban after 20 weeks and a recent column illustrate how extreme the Democratic position has become on the issue of abortion. The Senate voted down the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

One Democratic senator tweeted that, “If women made up 51% of Congress, do you think we would still be fighting to protect a woman’s right to choose?” Actually a Gallup poll shows that vast majority of Americans (including most women) believe abortion should be illegal after three months of pregnancy. Another poll found that 80 percent of the country opposes abortion in the final months of pregnancy.

During the debate, one Republican leader tried to point out how extreme the Democratic position was on late-term abortions. He explained that only seven countries permit elective abortion after 20 weeks, including the US, China, and North Korea.

The vote and the debate caught the attention of David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times. He wrote an “Abortion Memo” to the leaders of the Democratic Party. He understands that the Democratic donors “want to preserve a woman’s right to choose through all nine months of her pregnancy.” But he wonders if that extreme position is what is preventing Democrats from winning elections and enjoying congressional majorities.

Well, the harsh reaction to his op-ed has been overwhelming. Feminists, abortion activists, and party leaders have called him all sorts of awful names (none of which I can repeat here) and many have taken to various outlets to tell him that he doesn’t understand about the issue and what’s at stake for women.

As one commentator put it: “The message was simple: dissent over abortion won’t be tolerated.” Instead of thoughtfully considering his warning, it appears that Democratic leaders are doubling down and digging in. I think this next election will show that David Brooks was right and the Democratic leadership was wrong. I’m Kerby Anderson, and that’s my point of view.
Kerby Anderson is a radio talk show host heard on numerous stations via the Point of View Network endorsed by Dr. Bill Smith, Editor, ARRA News Service

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