Friday, November 28, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 28, 2014

Abortions Decline to Historic Low: 33% of Pregnancies Used to End in Abortion, Now Just 18% The Centers for Disease Control released its national abortion report on Friday and the new figured show the number of abortions in the United States has declined to a historic low. From 2010 to 2011, the total number and rate of reported abortions decreased 5%. Read More at LifeNews.com

Family Starved 32-Year-Old Man With Down Syndrome to Death, He Weighed Just 69 Pounds The unfortunate truth is that while we run many uplifting, soul-nourishing stories on NRL News Today, the anti-life cancer, which has long since metastasized, continues to claim additional victims beyond 1.1 million unborn babies who lives are taken each year.  Read More at LifeNews.com

After Eight Years of Infertility, Mom Thanks God for Quadruplets After eight years of infertility, Ashley and Tyson Gardner found out they were pregnant with quadruplets. The Gardners are from Pleasant Grove, Utah, and an ultrasound showed that their babies were two sets of twin girls. Read More at LifeNews.com

Abortionist: Late-Term Abortion is a “Good Parenting Act” to “Reduce Suffering” An abortionist who travels to a clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico has called killing a pre-born child in the womb a “good parenting act” in an effort to explain why she performs abortions weeks after most states restrict the procedure. Read More at LifeNews.com


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014


For all who "love life" and join us in celebrating and supporting the sanctity of life, Happy Thanksgiving.  Let us all "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. ~ Psalm 107:1

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 26, 2014

Since Michael Brown Died, 981 Black Babies Have Died in Abortion in Missouri, But There are No Riots Today, a pro-life advocate from Missouri put Planned Parenthood’s targeting of black babies in abortion into perspective. She says that while there are riots over the controversial death of a black teen in Missouri, there are no riots over the death of 981 black babies who have died in Missouri since Michael Brown died. Read More at LifeNews.com

“Cursed” Disabled Child Was Abandoned by Her Parents, You Won’t Believe How She’s Doing Now In Kazakhstan, Saule Sadykova was born with birth defects and abandoned by her biological parents. They believed she was cursed because she had a cleft lip, a raised eye and a disabled leg. Read More at LifeNews.com

White House Visitor Logs Show Dozens of Visits by Top Abortion Activists Last month the White House released their latest visitor log which reveals that the abortion industry has an open door to the Obama administration. The October 2014 update reveals that Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards visited the White House, officially , most recently June 26,2014. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 25, 2014

Planned Parenthood Condemns Ferguson Decision, But Targets Black Babies for Abortion The Planned Parenthood abortion business is aggressively opposing the decision in Ferguson, Missouri by a grand jury to not bring an indictment of a police officer who shot an African-American man. Read More at LifeNews.com

Teacher Raped Student Until She Became Pregnant, Used Metal Ruler to Attempt Abortion In a shocking case out of Arizona, a student has filed a lawsuit against a teacher who she alleges raped her until she became pregnant and then attempted to cause an abortion when he learned she was pregnant by repeatedly inserting a metal ruler into her vagina. Read More at LifeNews.com

Doctors Said Their Son Would Die But Faith in God is Proving Them Wrong A day after Brandon and Brittany Buell heard that their dream of having a baby boy would be coming true, their doctor called with news that would end their celebration. There were concerns over the size and shape of the baby’s head. Read More at LifeNews.com

Couple Adopts Two Brothers, Then Decides to Adopt All Six of Their Siblings According to the Administration of Children and Families, on average, children stay in foster care for almost three years before either being reunited with their families or adopted. But unfortunately, almost 20 percent of children wait five years or more before being placed with a permanent family. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Family Gets Relief From Obamacare’s Mandatory ‘Abortion Fee,’ but Pro-Lifers Aren’t Rejoicing Just Yet

by Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal: A pro-life family won’t be forced by Obamacare to pay for others’ abortions through a “secret fee” after all.

Barth and Abbie Bracy, who have four children, filed a lawsuit earlier this year against government officials, arguing that they failed to offer health insurance plans that didn’t cover elective abortions.

The Connecticut couple voluntarily dismissed their suit against federal and state officials after the state added options under Obamacare that, for the first time in Connecticut, will not require participants to pay for others’ abortions.

“While we are pleased that Connecticut families will now have a choice to avoid paying this abortion surcharge, it is a shame that other families won’t have that choice, and that most Americans don’t even know that they must pay this secret fee,” said Casey Mattox, a senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, the organization that represented the Bracys.

That “secret fee” was uncovered in a Sept. 15 report by the Government Accountability Office, which found that more than 1,000 Obamacare plans cover abortion while remaining eligible for tax subsidies.

Federal law forbids taxpayer subsidies for elective abortions. The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, requires every plan that covers elective abortions to collect a separate fee used exclusively to pay for those abortions. That requirement was the government’s attempt to prevent tax dollars, as Obama promised, from directly funding abortion.

The GAO report found that many insurers were failing to collect from policyholders the required separate payment for abortion coverage.

“The severe lack of transparency in Obamacare plans continues to leave many consumers unaware that they could be signing up for a plan that includes abortion coverage,” said Sarah Torre, a policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation who closely follows the issue of Obamacare and abortion. Torre added:
Worse, the health care 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. No one should be forced to pay a hidden surcharge that’s used to pay for others’ abortions.After the Bracys’ insurance company dropped them from their private plan, they discovered that Connecticut offered no health insurance options for citizens who object to paying for abortions, forcing them to violate their pro-life, religious beliefs.

Although Connecticut added plans acceptable to the Bracys to its online insurance marketplace under Obamacare, four other states highlighted in the GAO report have yet to offer plans that don’t include abortion coverage. That leaves pro-life families in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Vermont and Hawaii to face situations similar to that of the Bracys.

The Bracys, who are Catholic, see themselves as an example of Americans who feel deceived by Obama, who back in 2009 promised: “[U]nder our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.”

Barth Bracy works as executive director of Rhode Island Right to Life, a 45-minute commute from the family’s home in Dayville, Conn.

He met his wife Abbie during a 15-year stint in the Philippines as a missionary. Today he serves as a deacon at the family’s local church.

“God is the center of our individual and family lives,” Bracy told The Daily Signal in an earlier interview regarding the family’s pro-life views and opposition to the abortion surcharge.

To truly protect individuals and families, Heritage’s Torre said, Congress should repeal Obamacare and move forward with “real health care reform.” She said:
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.To address remaining issues of transparency in Obamacare’s 2015 open enrollment period, which began Nov. 15, the Family Research Council teamed up with the Charlotte Lozier Institute to make information about abortion coverage clearly available in this state-by-state map.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 24, 2014

Abandoned Baby Found Alive in Storm Drain, Survived Five Days After Mother Left Him An abandoned baby has been found alive in Sydney, Australia after his mother left him in a storm drain. Police allege the baby had been in the drain since last Tuesday, after having been born on Monday.
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Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Abortion Activist Meryl Streep President Barack Obama today bestowed presidential medals to a number of recipients, but one of the people given the prestigious honor was pro-abortion actress Meryl Streep. “Meryl is truly one of America’s leading ladies,” Obama said as he placed the medal around Streep’s neck. Read More at LifeNews.com

Clinic Worker Describes Seeing an Abortion “I Saw Perfectly Formed Fingers and Toes” Former clinic worker Zlata blogs about her time in the abortion industry: I remember assisting, once in particular, in the operating room at the clinic where I had been a medical assistant for six years. Read More at LifeNews.com

Man Who Raped 14-Year-Old Girl, Tried to Use Abortion Hide Crime, Gets 60 Years in Prison Last week a Denver judge sentenced Mervin Edy Wolf to sixty years in prison for sexually assaulting a child and recording her abuse over a seven year period. As LifeNews previously reported, Wolf was arrested after the victim came forward and reported the abuse. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Thank you, Knights of Columbus - Blessing a Memorial for the Unborn

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, thanks the Knights of Columbus and blesses a Memorial for the Unborn lost to abortion.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Victory! Judge restores Jesus Prayers to Southern State

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD, Praying In Jesus Name: "A federal district court lifted its order against the prayer policy of Forsyth County, North Carolina, Thursday in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming prayer before public meetings in Town of Greece v. Galloway," reports Charisma News.

"After winning that lawsuit in May, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Forsyth County, North Carolina, asked the district court to lift its order against the county's prayer policy. The order required the county to censor the way people pray to ensure only generic prayers are offered at public meetings."

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina's order in Joyner v. Forsyth County in 2011.

"Although the Supreme Court declined to review the case, it upheld a similar policy from the town of Greece, New York, on May 5 and affirmed that Americans are free to pray according to their own beliefs at public meetings. That cleared the way for uncensored prayers to resume in Forsyth County."

PRAISE GOD!  The 4th Circuit was the other bad regional decision that banned the word Jesus as illegal speech, specifically in Fosyth County.  Now our victory at the Supreme Court is trickling down to all 50 states, restoring freedom to pray "in Jesus' name" in public, after 8 years of battle by our ministry.  But we're not done...

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Pro-Life News , Nov 21, 2014

Thousands of Pro-Lifers Support Duggar Family, Tell TLC to Keep “19 Kids and Counting” In the wake of a petition demanding that the cable television channel TLC cancel “19 Kids and Counting” because of the Duggar Family’s pro-life and Christian views, thousands of pro-life people have signed a counter petition supporting them. Read More at LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood Letter: Abortion Won’t Threaten Your Relationship With God The Planned Parenthood abortion business has frequently employed a clergy council to attempt to justify abortion to Christians and the religious community. In June, LifeNews exposed how the abortion giant issued a pastoral letter claiming the Bible justifies abortions. Read More at LifeNews.com

Activist: Abortion is Okay Because Some Women Just Don’t Want to Be Pregnant In October 2013, Jessica Valenti, a pro-abortion writer for The Guardian, opened up about her own abortion experience. Without mentioning the word “abortion” once, Valenti shares how ending the life of her unborn child was incredibly difficult because she always wanted a sibling for her daughter, Layla. Read More at LifeNews.com

After Hobby Lobby Ruling, Obama Admin Still Forcing Religious Employers to Obey HHS Mandate The Supreme Court may have sided with Hobby Lobby in its case against the Obama administration over the pro-abortion HHS mandate, but one leading pro-life group says the Obama administration’s religious discrimination continues. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Court Won’t Protect Will of South Carolina Voters

by Kim Trobee, CitizenLink: By refusing to step in, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in South Carolina. That’s despite overwhelming support for the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released a statement after the high court’s announcement on Thursday.

“Despite today’s refusal to grant our motion,” he wrote, “the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet resolved conflicting rulings by federal appeals courts on the issue of same sex marriage. When the U.S. Supreme Court decides to consider the case, our office will be supporting the position of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is more consistent with South Carolina State law, which upholds the unique status of traditional marriage.”

Oran Smith with Palmetto Family Council, one of CitizenLink’s 38 associated family policy councils, called it “bad for our democracy.”

“Once again, we have law created by activist judges, and I just don’t think that’s what our Founding Fathers intended,” he said. “I don’t think that they would ever have thought that marriage and domestic relations were a matter for the federal government. South Carolina has a long history of being a fighter for the states and for federalism. It’s very disappointing and, I think, very short-sighted on the part of the judiciary.”

U.S. Judge Richard Gergel ruled that certain issues go beyond voting by the legislature and the people.

“Of course, he was referring to our Bill of Rights,” Smith said, “rights that are annunciated there in the first 10 amendments to our Constitution. He tried to shoehorn in same-sex marriage to a level of the Bill of Rights. That’s not good law, and it’s certainly not good government.”

It’s only a matter of time before the Supreme Court takes up the issue. Smith said they could have avoided confusion by being clearer in their recent ruling.

“The Windsor decision last summer was a real travesty,” he said, “not just because it was in the direction of same-sex marriage, but it sent such conflicting messages. In one place it said marriage was a matter for the states, but in another place it seemed to indicate that marriage was a civil right. It seems that the judiciary are putting their finger to the wind to decide what to do, and that’s dangerous for judges, because, they’re not elected.”

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Abortion in Obamacare Website Now Active: Don't Buy Abortion Insurance

Chuck Donovan, President, Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI): CLI promised you we would share more information on our new resource website, so that you can check whether a health insurance plan offered under Obamacare covers elective abortion. Good news – the site JUST went live.

Check out ObamacareAbortion.com to see what our team of researchers at Charlotte Lozier Institute and Family Research Council has discovered about health plans in your state marketplace.

Remember – the Obama administration and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have failed to provide you with transparency when it comes to abortion funding in Obamacare. In order to unearth this abortion coverage information, we had to search high and low, contacting insurance companies and state exchanges by phone, e-mail, and live chat. We expect more challenges, but the pursuit of truth is worth it.

YOU can help too. Aside from our research, you can contact us through ObamacareAbortion.com if you have access to plan documents in your state that may not be publicly available. Unlike Jonathan Gruber, a key mind behind Obamacare, CLI considers you anything but “stupid.”

Our team won’t sit by while the government persists in covering up this ugly reality of abortion funding in Obamacare, and I know you won’t either. You’ve heard the saying: “Knowledge is power.” Please share this information with your family and friends who are likewise concerned to stay away from abortion plans.

With persistence, we can ensure that elective abortion coverage is ultimately removed altogether from health insurance plans in Obamacare.

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Archbishop Fisher tells Pro-Lifers, "...you're winning. You, one person, and God is a majority."

Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life spoke earlier this year with the newly appointed Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher who encourage Christains in their work and support of the Pro-Life message.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 20, 2014

Abortion Activist Terrance Bean Arrested for Allegedly Raping 15-Year-Old Boy A nationally-known pro-abortion activist has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy. Terrance Patrick Bean is the founder of Human Rights Campaign, a group that pushes other political issues but also takes a steadfastly pro-abortion position. Read More at LifeNews.com

Graphic “Bro-Choice” Video Promotes Forcing Women to Have Abortions Another video on YouTube promotes the Bro-choice mentality that if a woman is pregnant she should be forced to have an abortion. Brochoicers are pro-choice men who favor abortion! The video highlights Andre’s Mobile Abortion Clinic which will was started after Andre’s girlfriend became pregnant a number of times. Read More at LifeNews.com

My Birthmother Was a Paranoid Schizophrenic Who Was Raped, Thank God I Wasn’t Aborted Ever think about your roots? As an adoptee, when I hear others talk about their genealogy or family reunions, it can cause mixed emotions. Many who are adopted eagerly desire to connect with their birth families and actively seek them out. In my case, though, my adoption was open. Read More at LifeNews.com

Mom Rejects Abortion After Doctors Said Daughter Five Percent Chance to Survive On September 8, 2013, Graceanne Payne was born at 26 weeks fetal age weighing 1 pound, 12 ounces. But her mother, Melissa Payne, was given the scare of her life when her water broke at 19-weeks. Read More at LifeNews.com

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SIGN THE PETITION! We Support the Duggar Family: Don't Cancel "19 Kids and Counting"

Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com: Liberal activists are at it again with another attempt to pressure TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting,” the successful cable television show featuring the Duggar family and their pro-life values.

The Duggar family’s central theme is their pro-life, Christian values and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children have been outspoken over the years in defending human life from abortion and promoting abstinence education.

But now, more than 90,000 people have signed an online petition that calls on TLC to cancel its popular “19 Kids and Counting” series claiming the Duggar family engages in fear-mongering. Jim Wissick, of San Jose, California, wrote a letter to TLC, which was posted on the Change.org petition page, that accused the Duggar family of “using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering.”

The petition has almost reached its goal of 100,000. LifeNews needs your help today to counter this petition. Let's support our pro-life friends, the Duggar Family.

ACTION: Sign the Petition to SUPPORT the Duggar Family! Keep 19 Kids and Counting on the air!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 19, 2014

Meet Five New Record-Breaking Pro-Life Women Elected to Congress For the first time in U.S. history, there will be 21 pro-life women in Congress. With the 2014 election of Joni Ernst (R-IA) in the Senate and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Mia Love (R-UT), Barbara Comstock (R-VA), and Mimi Walters (R-CA) in the House, an additional five women will join their 16 colleagues in the hopeful passage of federal pro-life legislation. Read More at Life News

Environmentalist Writer: Women Who Have Babies are “Environmental Villains” If you asked a scientist to create a test-tube liberal, chances are his product couldn’t hold a candle to Maria Luisa Tucker. Tucker, a new mother, is celebrating the arrival of her little bundle of joy by mooning over the “environmental impact of procreation.” Really. Read More at Life News

Brooke Shields Was Almost an Abortion Victim: My Grandfather Paid My Mother to Abort Me I have always been fascinated with the actress, model, spokeswoman, and author Brooke Shields. She has always seemed a compelling mix of wholesomeness and glamour, forthrightness and mystery. Read More at Life News

Abortion “Doctor” Who Left Decapitated Unborn Baby Inside Mother Has License Suspended A Michigan abortion practitioner who botched an abortion on a woman in her second trimester and left her decapitated unborn baby inside her has had his medical license suspended. Robert Alexander’s abortion clinic was shut down in December 2013 by the city of Muskegon, Michigan after unsafe and unsanitary conditions were found. But that wasn’t the only issue. Read More at Life News

If Scientists Find a “Gay Gene” Will “Gay” Unborn Babies be Killed in Abortions? Lately, “pro-choice” has been “evolving” into “pro-abortion”–including support for sex selection abortion. But what if we find there is a gay gene that could identify fetuses who would have a propensity to be homosexual? That may be on the horizon. Read More at Life News

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