Friday, September 19, 2014

Pro-Life News, Sept. 19, 2014

Pro-Life Teacher Fired After Opposing Planned Parenthood Sues School District for $390,000 Pro-life teacher Bill Diss, who had the audacity to tell Planned Parenthood that they were not allowed in his classroom and was fired by his school district as a result, has filed a lawsuit against the school district. Read More at

Abortionist Runs Filthy Clinic: Blood From Last Abortion Splattered on Suction Machine A scathing report has been issued by Michigan Administrative Law Judge Shawn Downey, who has found that Muskegon abortionist Robert Alexander is responsible for negligence and incompetence under the state’s Public Health Code in a case involving filthy “Gosnell-like” conditions at Alexander’s Muskegon abortion business. Read More at

Colorado Taxpayers Forced to Send $10 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed an appeal of a trial court’s decision that upheld the state’s alleged misuse of more than $14 million in taxpayer dollars. Read More at

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Hypocrisy And Zero Tolerance Policies

Judie Brown
by Judie Brown, American Life League: “There should be a zero tolerance policy in the NFL (National Football League) when it comes to domestic violence involving women and children” was the opinion of one commentator on the September 15 Anderson Cooper 360 CNN news report. These comments came in response to the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals in the news this past week. Rice allegedly knocked out his then fiancĂ©e (now wife) several months ago. Peterson allegedly whipped his four-year-old child with a switch and drew blood.

Every case of domestic violence is a case of criminal proportions that should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, be it abuse of a female or the abuse of a child. Today’s news stories make clear that the situation is grave and that incidents of domestic abuse are not on the decrease.

But these sad commentaries on current domestic violence cases are not the only thing that troubles this pro-life leader. In fact, they are merely the tip of the iceberg. Allow me to examine what is beneath the veneer of such reporting by the media.

I believe that these tragic situations receive the attention of the news media because they are not only horrendous, but assist the media in hiding behind the false concern they express for women and children in such cases as they blithely look the other way when it comes to expectant mothers and their preborn children. Mainstream media does not define the act of abortion — the ultimate child abuse—as an act of violence because the law states that these preborn babies are not human beings. By the same token, the abortionist who maims or often kills a patient is rarely exposed by the press unless, of course, a practitioner as vile as someone like Gosnell can no longer be ignored.

One has to wonder when these purveyors of hypocrisy will finally confront reality. Exactly what will it take for reporters to exhibit concern for all children and all women, regardless of the ages of the children or the alleged constitutional rights of their mothers? Today an expectant mother can seek the intervention of a third party to take the life of her child and we simply call this exercising her rights.

This is why a discussion of abusive acts toward some, but not all, is not only hypocritical but an exhibition of a callous disregard for human life that begs another more fundamental question.

After 40 years of killing babies before birth and calling it a woman’s right, should we be shocked to see born children and their mothers beaten and abused in other ways? Violence of any kind toward innocent persons breeds more violence. And today we see the tragic result.

So where can we find the truth that will free mankind from this enslavement to political correctness and moral blindness?

I suggest that the beginning of the answer resides in these words, taken from the Vatican document Dignitas Personae, “There are those who say that the moral teaching of the Church contains too many prohibitions. In reality, however, her teaching is based on the recognition and promotion of all the gifts which the Creator has bestowed on man: such as life, knowledge, freedom and love.”

When a man—meaning any single one of us—responds to God’s gifts by respecting the rights and dignity of others, society is transformed. We progress from the barbaric to the civilized, from the violence of selfishness to the self-sacrifice of the loving—one person at a time. We learn as individuals that accepting the gifts God gives to each of us and sharing those with others literally creates a culture of life and love.

We move away from hypocrisy and toward genuine zero tolerance for attacks on human dignity at every stage of life from creation to death.

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Religion is the Key to Social Capital

Comments on a survey by the Pew Research Center on the issue of which values are the most important to transmit to children.

by Bill Donohue: Ideologically, liberals and conservatives agree that responsibility is the most important child-rearing value. But when it comes to the importance of teaching religious faith, the ideological divide is wide: those who are consistently conservative value this attribute as much as responsibility, but those who are consistently liberal place the least value on it.

To be exact, 81 percent of the former think it is especially important to teach children about religion, but only 26 percent of the latter feel the same way. Among those who are consistently liberal, 42 percent are religiously unaffiliated, compared with only 6 percent of those who are consistently conservative.

Disaggregating by education yields striking results. College graduates, as compared to those with some college and those with a high school education or less, are less likely to stress obedience, religious faith, and being well-mannered. Interestingly, college graduates score the highest on teaching empathy to children, but they score the lowest on teaching the value of helping others. Which raises the question: What is the social value of empathizing with the plight of others if it is not coupled with actually doing something about it?

We know from previous data that those who are the least charitable are the most liberal and the most secular, and that those who are the most willing to give to others—in terms of donations, voluntarism, and giving blood—are people of faith. In terms of social capital, then, it is in society's interest to abet religion. It is the faithful who contribute the most to others, even if their liberal-secular counterparts feel the best about empathizing with their plight.

The tax code which rewards people of faith for making contributions to their church and synagogue is not only rational, it makes sense to increase the benefits.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pro-Life News, Sept 18, 2014

Hillary Clinton: “It’s Really Embarrassing” U.S. Hasn’t Adopted Pro-Abortion Treaty A new report indicates Hillary Clinton told a meeting of pro-abortion activists that it’s “really embarrassing” that the Untied States hasn’t adopted the CEDAW treaty that would promote abortion. Read More at

Planned Parenthood Board Member: Teach Children to Support Abortion A Planned Parenthood board member explains the importance of indoctrinating children with the pro-abortion message. Read More at

Obamacare Rationing Czar Ezekiel Emmanuel: We Should Die at 75 Ezekiel Emmanuel is one of the nation’s premier Obamacarians. He has the president’s ear. He is for health care rationing. And now, he wants us to die at 75. Read More at

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pro-Life News, Sept 17, 2014

Media Ignores Huge Reporting Showing Obama Lied About Obamacare Funding Abortions On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report documenting how abortions are being funded by taxpayers under ObamaCare despite a provision in the law stating that abortions will not be covered under ObamaCare insurance plans. However, none of them devoted even a second to the story. Read More at

Doctors Wanted to Harvest This Comatose Patient’s Organs, But Then He Woke Up In 2006, Paul Janssen was in a tragic car accident and almost died. The accident left him in a coma and doctors told his family he probably wouldn’t survive. They even asked if was an organ donor and if they wanted to keep him on life support. Read More at

Meriam Ibrahim’s First TV Interview: Courage That Should Inspire Us All I just now had a chance to watch Meriam Ibrahim’s interview with Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night. What an astonishing statement of faith and courage — with not just her life, but her kids’ lives on the line, she refused to deny her faith. Instead, it was her source of strengthmeriam23 and hope. Read More at

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How Obamacare Forces You to Subsidize Plans That Cover Elective Abortion

by Sarah Torre, The Daily Signal: Throughout debate and final passage of Obamacare, the president and liberal allies in Congress assured the American people that the expansive healthcare law would not fund elective abortions.

“[U]nder our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions,”President Obama declared in 2009.

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms that’s justanother broken promise. Here are three things you need to know about abortion and Obamacare:

1. Obamacare sends federal taxpayer dollars to health plans that include coverage of elective abortion.

The GAO identified 1,036 Obamacare exchange plans across the country that cover elective abortion while remaining eligible for taxpayer subsidies. AsHeritage Foundation and others predicted when Obamacare was passed, federal taxpayers in all 50 states are now footing the bill for subsidies for the purchase of health plans that cover abortion.
Obamacare’s Many Loopholes: Forcing Individuals and Taxpayers to Fund Elective Abortion Coverage2.The law’s surcharge accounting gimmick to separate funding for abortion is being ignored.

The healthcare law requires that insurance companies offering elective abortion coverage collect a separate premium of at least $12 a year from individuals to cover the procedures. That money must be placed into a separate account by the insurance issuer, used solely to pay for elective abortions. Supporters of Obamacare say this accounting gimmick separates any federal tax subsidies going to exchange plans from the money used to pay for abortions. But, according to the GAO report, insurers aren’t even following that convoluted scheme. Many individuals and families may not even be aware that they’re signing up for a plan that includes elective abortion.

Watch: Obama Promises ‘No Federal Dollars Will be Used to Fund Abortions’None of the 18 insurance issuers interviewed by the GAO actually billed separately for the abortion premium they were charging enrollees and only one itemized the amount on customers’ bills. If insurers are failing to separate payments on the front end, are they ensuring taxpayer-backed subsidies remain separate from payments for elective abortions? It remains to be seen whether the Obama administration will enforce its own promise not to mix tax dollars with abortion coverage.

3. Insurers are hiding the ball when it comes to abortion coverage.

Many individuals and families who would otherwise object to paying for abortion coverage may not even be aware that they’re signing up for a plan that includes elective abortion.

This year, in five states, (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) there are no abortion-free plans offered on the exchanges. In 15 other states, where between 2 and 98 percent of exchange plans include elective abortion coverage, individuals will have to wade through summary of benefits materials, insurers’ websites or call individual insurance issuers to figure out which plan is abortion-free.

Even then, the GAO report shows, as many as “[e]leven issuers indicated that consumers shopping for [exchange plans] do not have access to such information.”

Groups on both sides of the abortion debate have complained about the severe lack of transparency on abortion coverage in Obamacare exchanges. The inability to choose an abortion-free plan in some states’exchanges, coupled with the mandatory abortion surcharge, has led at least one family to file a federal lawsuit over Obamacare’s serious infringement on their conscience rights.

Protect Taxpayers, Individuals, and Families by Repealing Obamacare

Americans really shouldn’t be surprised at this bewildering system of hidden premiums and restricted consumer choice. Obamacare’s capacity to confuse stems from the law’s power to control.

Americans, told that their consciences are of no consequence, are left with few tools to understand confusing regulations written by unelected bureaucrats in search of health care that meets their family’s needs and aligns with their values.

Congress should permanently prohibit federal funding of abortion and ensure transparency in health care. The “No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act,”H.R. 7, would ensure that no federal funds could be used to pay for abortion or health benefit plans that cover abortion, including those offered through Obamacare exchanges. The Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, H.R. 3279, would also amend Obamacare to require issuers that include elective abortion coverage on exchange plans to prominently display in marketing and enrollment materials the existence of such coverage.

To truly protect taxpayers, individuals, and families, Congress should repeal Obamacare and move forward with real health care reform. Americans deserve a health care system that increases access, decreases costs and allows individuals and families to choose health care without subsidizing life-ending procedures.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pro-Life News, Sept 16, 2014

GAO Report Confirms Obama Lied: 1,036 ObamaCare Plans Pay for Abortions When he signed the Obamacare bill into law, President Barack Obama promised the American people that Obamacare would not pay for abortions — going as far as signing an executive order to that effect. A new GOA report shows he misled Americans. Read More at

Middle School Bans Teen’s “Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt
An Arkansas middle school is under fire for banning a student’s t-shirt which reads “Virginity Rocks." Although 13-year-old Cloe Rubiano is saving herself for marriage, school officials are unhappy she is sharing that message with students at Ramay Junior High. Read More at

Abortion Activists Vandalize and Ransack Pro-Life Group’s Office

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Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

Students for Life of America: It seems like a crazy concept to shout something by not speaking at all. But, that is precisely what will be taking place on October 21, 2014.

Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity is a day in which people all across the nation will give up their own voice for the 3,300 children who have lost theirs due to “choice” that same day.

Since January 22, 1973, over 56,000,000 babies have had their voices silenced through abortion in this nation alone. That is over 1/4 of the current generation lost to abortion.

Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity has made a huge impact at schools across the nation when students made a public statement against abortion. I encourage you get Students for Life of America’s Event-in-a Box and give up your voice for a day. Can you do it? Learn More and order your box of material

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WT: All Obamacare Plans In 5 States Cover Abortion In Potential Violation Of Law

Rep. Christopher H. Smith, (R-NJ): "While
the Treasury isn't cutting a check to directly
pay for abortions, the second part of the
Hyde Amendment says no funds 'shall be
expended for health benefits coverage
that includes coverage of abortion'."
by Tom Howell Jr., The Washington Times: All of the health plans offered by Obamacare exchanges in five states include coverage for abortions in a potential violation of the law that says at least two plans must be available to consumers who don’t want any association with the controversial procedure, according to a government audit released late Monday.

Altogether, more than 1,000 Obamacare plans offer abortion coverage in 28 states that don’t prohibit it, the Government Accountability Office said, including 95 percent of the plans in California and all of the plans in Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii and New Jersey.

Under the Affordable Care Act, the government is supposed to ensure at least two multistate plans that don’t include abortion coverage are available in those states. There is a four-year transitional period for the administration to implement multistate plans, so it is not yet a violation of the law at this juncture, according to a congressional aide.

Rep. Christopher H. Smith, a New Jersey Republican who opposes taxpayer funding for abortions, said the sheer number of exchange plans that cover abortion, with taxpayer-subsidized premiums, shows government money is going to pay for the procedure despite President Obama’s insistence that wouldn’t happen.

“No one likes to be misled or deceived,” he said.

The Health and Human Services Department, in its official response to the GAO’s report, acknowledged that “additional clarification may be needed” to make sure states and insurers are complying with the law.

The department’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, known as CMS, “will speak directly with the [qualified health plans] or state departments of insurance regarding the issues identified by GAO to determine whether additional guidance is necessary to ensure that states and issuers understand the laws and regulations governing the coverage of nonexcepted abortion services,” Jim R. Esquea, assistant secretary for legislation at HHS, wrote to the GAO.

Efforts to reach some of the states named in the report were unsuccessful late Monday. A separate survey by the conservative Family Research Council found that, in the case of Hawaii’s state Obamacare exchange, all 39 of the insurance plans this year include coverage of elective abortions.

Abortion coverage was a thorny issue when Democrats were writing the Affordable Care Act in 2009 and 2010, and it almost blocked passage of the bill in the House when pro-life Democrats balked at the prospect of taxpayer subsidies for abortions in the national health law.

Mr. Obama finally promised an executive order vowing to follow the so-called Hyde language, which prohibits federal funding for abortion.

Mr. Smith said that while the Treasury isn’t cutting a check to directly pay for abortions, the second part of the Hyde Amendment says no funds “shall be expended for health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion.”

The GAO report found that 1,036 qualified Obamacare health plans in 28 states covered “nonexcepted” abortions, meaning all cases except where the pregnancy is the result of rape and incest, or because the life of the woman is in danger.

The report said 1,062 health plans did not cover the procedure in those states.

Qualified health plans can cover nonexcepted abortions, the GAO said, but there are conditions. For instance, to pay for the services, issuers must collect no less than $1 per enrollee per month.

The auditors found various inconsistencies on that front. Two issuers told the GAO they did not round up their estimated costs for abortions to at least $1 and were not using the statutory minimum for determining how much to collect from enrollees.

Another issuer estimated the costs for abortion services to be $1.10 per enrollee and charged between 51 cents and $1.46, depending on the health plan.

In one instance, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange’s billing system was not assessing an extra premium to those whose health premiums were fully subsidized under Obamacare and whose plans covered nonexcepted abortion services. The Washington state exchange told auditors they will work with the IRS to reconcile any amounts owed by applicable taxpayers in 2014 and 2015 and change their billing practices in time for 2016.

The GAO found that information on abortion services varied. Some asked consumers to directly contact an issuer to find that information instead of offering it upfront, and a few issuers told GAO they had not been aware of a provision that requires them to notify enrollees that abortions were a covered benefit.

“There is no transparency, if you read this report,” said Rep. Joseph R. Pitts, Pennsylvania Republican.

Mr. Obama lost a key court case earlier this year when the Supreme Court ruled the administration could not insist that closely held corporations cover contraceptive services for their employees if they held a valid religious objection to paying for it. While some businesses objected to all contraceptives, others protested only a subset that included the morning-after contraceptive pill, which they argue can sometimes induce abortion.

The justices, in a 5-4 ruling, held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act required the government to do more to accommodate those employers’ concerns.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Pro-Life News, Sept. 15, 2014

Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School, Yet Abortions Available to Minors A news story has been making the rounds about a ridiculous elementary school regulation against students’ use of lip balm. A fifth-grader named Grace Karaffa requested some Chapstick while on the playground and was denied. Read More at

Rapist in Belgium Will be Euthanized So He Doesn’t Have to Spend Life in Prison You just can’t make this stuff up. Read More at

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Victory: Judge Tosses Restrictive Ohio 'False Statement' Law

by CitizenLink Team: A federal district court judge has ruled that a pro-life group’s First Amendment rights were violated in 2010 when they were barred from putting up billboards in Ohio.

The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) wanted to put up billboards drawing attention to candidate Steve Driehaus’ support of Obamacare, including taxpayer funding of abortion. Driehaus sued using Ohio’s “false statement” law.
Before the case could even be heard, it went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where the justices ruled that SBA List had “standing” to bring the challenge.“This summer more than 20 groups from across the political spectrum submitted amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of SBA list,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the group’s president. “The ACLU, the Cato Institute and even President Obama’s own solicitor general supported our fight for the right to criticize elected officials.”Judge Timothy Black ruled Thursday that Ohio’s “false statement” law was unconstitutional. In his decision, Black included the opening statement from SBA List’s oral arguments:“We are not arguing for a right to lie. We’re arguing that we have a right not to have the truth of our political statements be judged by the Government.”Dannenfelser said the ruling means SBA List is free to move ahead with their information campaign.

“The decision allows us to freely communicate the truth with voters,” said Dannenfelser, “that elected representatives who voted for the Affordable Care Act voted for taxpayer-funded abortion. It is beyond dispute that, because Congress and the White House failed to include the Stupak amendment, ObamaCare contains multiple abortion-funding provisions. This reality will continue to be a key part of our message to voters in the 2014 mid-term elections and beyond.”

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How Should We Treat Sin And Evil - Ignore It Or Confront It?

by Patrick L, Booth: "Whoever among you is guiltless may be the first to throw a stone at her." Then he bent over again and wrote on the ground. Now when they heard this, they began to drift away one at a time, starting with the older ones, until Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up straight and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?" She replied, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you either. Go, and from now on do not sin any more." John 5:14; Jesus saved her life, and hopefully her soul, but he did not accept her sin, merely with held his condemnation.

In Deut 17:7 "The witnesses must be first to begin the execution, and then all the people are to join in afterward. In this way you will purge evil from among you." One must suppose that none of the people were actually witnesses or that all were equally as guilty of some sin, any of which is condemning. Romans 2:3 says "Do you suppose, O man-you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself-that you will escape the judgment of God."

How we define sin and evil is our worldview. How laws are made and enforced in our nation have been historically based upon Christian ideals and the belief that God made the universe, mankind, and defines right and wrong, sin and evil. Those who do not accept even the possibility of God, reject those ideals and biblically based laws that define common western beliefs. Without God, right and wrong do not exist; everything is permitted. All law then becomes whatever is politically correct, nothing more. Morality looses definition.

How do we then justify support of an entire political party that rejects God and his definitions of good, evil, right and wrong? IS not such a political group immoral, antithetical to our basic moral precepts and correct behaviors, laws, and governmental forms? Has political correctness replaced all our precepts, redefined our legal processes, and judgment become so benighted that we no longer know right from wrong unless some political figure defines it for us? Can America continue to exist if morality is divorced from our legal system?

I do not believe it possible.
Patrick L. Booth is a Christian, writes newspaper articles and a blogger at the Blue Eye View.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Pro-Life News, Sept 12, 2014

What if America Held a Funeral for The 57 Million Babies Killed in Abortion? Tens of thousands of pro-life people will participate in the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on Saturday at over 100 locations nationwide. The event, held at actual burial places of aborted babies and other memorial sites, will serve as a powerful reminder of how abortion kills children. Read More

Woman Decides to Keep Her Baby After Seeing an Ultrasound Before Her Abortion A 20 year old pregnant woman, who is still in favor of abortion, documents her transformation from being abortion bound to choosing life for her unborn child.
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Planned Parenthood's Declaration of Debauchery

American Life League: The International Planned Parenthood Federation released a declaration of Sexual Rights, seeking to impose its twisted views on human sexuality on all nations. The declaration, if ever fully realized, would remove all legal, social, and religious barriers from all forms of sexual perversions in virtually any situation including public areas. Click - To view the full analysis.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pro-Life News, Sept. 11. 2014

Obama Admin Sends $500,000 to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz to Promote Obamacare When Democrats in Congress railroaded Obamacare through the House and Senate, pro-life groups warned that the government takeover of health care would result in taxpayer funding of abortions and the abortion industry. Read More

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