Friday, May 26, 2017

Pro-Life Legislator Gets Death Threats for Saying Animal Cruelty is Not Worse Than Aborting Babies

A Texas state lawmaker received threats for the second time this year after he questioned why the state has more protections for animals than it does for unborn babies.

State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, a Republican from Arlington, Texas, and his family were put under state protection in January after he received multiple death threats related to a bill he introduced to ban abortions.

This second stream of threats relates to his comments on an animal cruelty bill that state lawmakers are considering.

. . . The threats — such as “I hope you die” — came after the Arlington Republican argued that the penalty proposed for animal cruelty cases under Senate Bill 762 should be lowered to a state jail felony, the same sentence lawmakers earlier this session set for doctors that perform partial birth or dismemberment abortions.

Tinderholt said a higher punishment indicates the state has more respect and care for animals than unborn children.

“I couldn’t imagine anyone ever wanting to harm an animal, it’s absolutely disgusting to do so,” Tinderholt said. “However, I also couldn’t allow a more severe penalty for killing an animal than for killing a human child.”

In January, Tinderholt and his family were put under the protection of the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to local news reports at the time. They received additional help from the Arlington Police Department and Tarrant County sheriff’s office, Micah Cavanaugh, Tinderholt’s chief of staff, said in a statement in January.

They said the threats began after Tinderholt introduced Texas House Bill 948, or “Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act,” which would amend the state code to say that a child’s life begins at “the moment of fertilization.” It also would remove exceptions for abortion from the state penal code on criminal homicide, and allow abortion practitioners and women to be charged with murder. The bill includes an exception to allow an abortion if the mother’s life is in jeopardy.

“I’m pretty passionate about the pro-life movement,” Tinderholt said when he introduced the bill. “When you read and see how abortions are performed, and how they end the life of an innocent child, it amazes me that we allow that. . . .

His wife and children also were threatened in 2016. According to Dallas News, police said they later linked the harassment to Matthew James Powers, a candidate for the Arlington City Council. Earlier this year, police said they arrested Powers and charged him with harassment. The incident appears to be unrelated to the threats Tinderholt received this month and in January.

Pro-lifers increasingly have been targeted with threats, vandalism and other forms of hostility in the past few years. On college campuses, student abortion activists have vandalized pro-life displays and then bragged about it. Pro-life lawmakers and at least two sidewalk counselors have received death threats. And at least two pro-life organizations had their buildings targeted in possible hate crimes.

In late 2015, a Missouri pro-life lawmaker also received a death threat while he led an investigation into the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.  . . . Read More

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Vice-President Mike Pence: “We Have a President Who, Without Apology, Stands for the Sanctity of Human Life”

Vice President Mike Pence, a stalwart pro-lifer, recently made another stop in Pennsylvania, giving the commencement address at Grove City College.  . . .   “And I can’t tell you how proud I am to be Vice President to a President who stands without apology for the sanctity of life and all the God-given liberties in the Constitution of the United States.”

The Trump Administration has given pro-lifers a renewed sense of hope after eight years of pro-abortion President Barack Obama. Some of the administration’s pro-life accomplishments so far include: . . .

President Trump reinstated a policy that prevents organizations receiving federal foreign aid from performing abortions or promoting them.

President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Now confirmed he will be a Justice in the mold of the late beloved Justice Antonin Scalia.

President Trump appointed avid pro-lifers to key cabinet positions including Kellyanne Conway as Senior Advisor, Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador, and Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

President Trump even signed an executive order saying his administration will “provide regulatory relief for religious objectors to Obamacare’s burdensome preventive services mandate, a position supported by the Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby.” . . . Read More

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Update: The Same Only Bigger: “Birth to Sixteen Years Old in 2 min, 45 sec”

This video  will take under three minutes of your life and leave you smiling from ear to ear. The title of the video is “Lotte from birth to 16 years in 4 min. 30 sec.

According to the brief accompanying text, “Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester filmed his daughter every week, from birth up until she turned 16 years old and then made this time lapse edit. Fascinating.”

If you are a parent, you will doubtless think to yourself, “That’s right!” It does seem as if our children grow up before us in a blink of an eye. And what jumps out at you is the continuity. While there is gradual, ongoing change, Lotte at birth is Lotte at 12, only bigger and able to make even more comically funny faces.

I wonder, what if a woman facing a crisis pregnancy were able to see in her mind’s eye a time lapse edit of her developing child—from whatever stage the baby is at the point when she may be contemplating an abortion until birth.

She would see that it really isn’t all that long and that the baby who is tiny and sort of a stranger now will soon be much larger and someone for whom she would give her life.

The item will take up less than three minutes of your life and leave you smiling from ear to ear. The title of the video is “Lotte from birth to 16 years in 4 min. 30 sec.,”
. . .Read More

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Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Baptist Lead Rally for Abortion

Most leaders in Judaeo-Christian faiths believe scripture teaches that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection.

But there are some who stray from the teaching and promote abortion.

A group of New York state clergy members recently advocated for abortion at the state capital, Christian News Network reports.

Together, abortion activists who identify as Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Unitarian and Jewish urged New York state lawmakers to support abortion and Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the United States, according to the report.

“As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care that is supported by their religious teachings and personal beliefs,” director Dennis Ross, a Reformed Jewish rabbi, told the Legislative Gazette. “People of all faiths believe in safe and legal abortion, access to contraception and sex education, and we know Planned Parenthood is an essential healthcare provider.”

Sara Hutchinson Ratcliff of the group Catholics for Choice, which is not affiliated with the Catholic Church, also participated in the event in Albany. . . . Read More

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President Trump and Pope Francis Stand Against Abortion --“Joint Commitment in Favor of Life”

Pope Francis met with U.S. President Donald Trump and his family Wednesday at the Vatican where they exchanged gifts and spoke about peace and other issues.

President Trump and the pope have sparred over immigration, the environment and other issues, but both agree on one essential issue: the protection of human life from abortion. They released a joint statement standing against abortion:

“This morning, Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Honorable Donald Trump, president of the United States of America, was received in audience by the Holy Father Francis and subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Msgr. Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for relations with states.

During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America, as well as the joint commitment in favor of life and freedom of worship and conscience.” . . . Read More

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s Proposed Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is not making abortion advocates happy today as it specifically excludes the Planned Parenthood abortion business from all programs run by the Department of Health and Human Services. This is the first time a president’s budget has specifically defunded the Planned Parenthood abortion company in this way.

In fact, the language goes beyond legislation pending in the Senate that would defund Planned Parenthood under the Medicaid program. As The pro-abortion Huffington Post reports, President Trump’s budget would prohibit the Planned Parenthood abortion corporation from participating in any federal health program — including cancer screening programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control, prevention of the Zika virus, HIV and AIDS testing, as well as programs to prevent sexual assault.

The decision by the Trump Administration to exclude the nation’s biggest abortion company makes sense because abortion is the main component of what it does and other health organizations provide the same or similar healthcare services without also killing unborn children in abortions and injuring women. . . .

In comments to, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised the Trump administration’s proposed budget.

“From day one, President Trump has worked to keep his pro-life promises, including stopping taxpayers from being forced to fund abortion and abortion businesses. We’re encouraged to see that the budget released today prevents federal funds from going to the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood,” said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Taxpayers should not have to prop up Planned Parenthood’s failing, abortion-centered business model.”

She added: “Just last week Planned Parenthood announced they will close ten of their facilities in four states, even before any portion of their half billion dollars in taxpayer funding is redirected to local community health centers. Community health centers and rural health centers outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities by an average of 20 to one nationally and provide the preventative care that Planned Parenthood claims to provide but do not perform abortion. Women will be better served by the new growth of comprehensive health care alternatives.”

The proposal to redirect taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood would result in a $422 million increase in federal funding for community health care centers, which enjoy strong bipartisan support, avoid provision of abortion, and now serve nearly 24.3 million people (and climbing) in medically underserved communities across the United States. At the same time, women receiving Medicaid can continue to use their eligibility at centers where they can also obtain mammograms, mental health services, and a variety of other primary care services. . . . Read More

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Delaware Considering Roll Back of Pro-Life Laws

Lawmakers in Delaware are considering a bill that would roll back many of the state’s pro-life laws. SB5 maintains the U.S. Constitution provides for abortion of preborn babies prior to viability and the life laws in question are in violation.

“The bill is headed to the House for final vote,” said Nicole Theis, executive director of Delaware Family Policy Council, one of Family Policy Alliance’s 40 state-based allies. “If it passes, Delaware will potentially become a magnet for late-term abortions and profiteering abortionists. There is no accountability or enforcement in the bill.”

The law is being debated even as an abortion seller is coming under scrutiny for a botched abortion.

A woman was taken from Planned Parenthood Delaware in a private car to the hospital even though she was in extreme pain. No ambulance was called.

Larry Roy Glazerman, the abortionist at the facility, recently testified before the Legislature. He said that abortionists, such as himself, should have the final say about whether a preborn baby is “viable.”

“SB 5 gives abortionists the authority to decide if a baby is viable or not. Even those who say they are pro-choice have a problem with abortion without restrictions, specifically, late term abortions,” Theis said. “This takes Delaware back to the dark ages of Roe v. Wade, ignoring over 40 years of legal rulings to better protect women. Polls consistently show that Americans believe abortion should come with restrictions. We’ve never seen this much bipartisan opposition to an issue. Ever.” . . . . Read @ Family Policy Alliance

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Oregon Bill Allows Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death


We’re living through a time when there seems to be something new and alarming in the news every day. Our media cycle is dominated by the dramatic, and one consequence of this is that alarming events can unfold on the state and local level going unnoticed despite their ultimately national consequences.

One such example is before Oregon’s state legislature. First introduced in January, an alarming bill, SB 494, would radically change the meaning of healthcare in that state, with the potential for national ripple effects.

SB 494 would put countless medically vulnerable persons at risk of a premature and untimely death, wiping out existing law that mandates food and water access for all patients who can naturally receive nutrition and hydration. In simple terms, patients who are awake, conscious, and aware could nonetheless be denied food and water—even by cup or spoon.

Oregon’s SB 494 is radical because it would redefine food and water delivered by such basic means not as “basic and ordinary,” but as a regulated, physician-controlled form of “medical care.”

Indeed, it’s important to underscore that this bill is not about food and water delivered by means of “feeding tubes,” but rather basic utensils like spoons. Whether we’re sitting at our own breakfast table, or sitting with our mother in a hospital bed, food and water should be considering basic and ordinary.

It likely comes as no surprise to find out who is responsible for Oregon’s dangerous bill. Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, recently explained that the most enthusiastic supporter of “regulating” food and water is the health insurance industry.

On a purely financial basis, one understands the motives of insurers who would prefer to avoid any lengthy healthcare obligations. On an ethical and moral basis, however, the decision to fatally deprive food and water from a patient simply due to cost or circumstance is reprehensible. . . . Read More

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Pro-Abortion Students at “Catholic” Notre Dame Walk Out of Pro-Life VP Mike Pence’s Commence Speech

When pro-life Vice President Mike Pence spoke to graduates at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday, a group of them walked out in protest.

About 100 students and parents walked out of the commencement ceremony as part of a planned protest, NPR reports. A few people also booed as the vice president began his address at the Catholic university in South Bend, Indiana, according to the report.

Pence, a former governor of Indiana, has a strong pro-life record. As governor, he signed a state law to protect unborn babies with disabilities from being aborted. He also spoke about overturning Roe v. Wade while on the campaign trail with President Donald Trump. And in January, Pence became the first sitting vice president to speak at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Though the Notre Dame protesters did not specifically mention abortion, they said they were angry at Pence for “marginaliz[ing] our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color or sexual orientation.”

In a statement, they said Pence targeted “the civil rights protections of members of LBGT+ community, … rejected the Syrian refugee resettlement program, supported an unconstitutional ban of religious minorities, and fought against sanctuary cities.” . . . Read Moree

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Pope Francis: “The Church Must Never Tire” of Fighting Abortion

Pope Francis sent words of encouragement to pro-life advocates over the weekend as they participated in the March for Life in Rome, Italy.

The sixth annual march took place on Saturday in Rome where thousands of people united in calling for protections “for life without compromise,” CNA reports. Italy has lost more than 6 million unborn babies to abortion since it became legal in 1978, according to the news outlet.

Pope Francis sent a message Saturday to the marchers with his apostolic blessing and his hopes that their witness would help society understand the worth and dignity of every human life. . . .

In a special message to the organizers of the pro-life March, held on Saturday afternoon in the center of Rome, Francis expressed his wish that the march might “promote adherence to the value of human life and the acceptance of this incommensurable divine gift in all its fascinating richness.” . . .

“The Church must never tire of being an advocate for life and must not neglect to proclaim that human life is to be protected unconditionally from the moment of conception until natural death,” the Pope’s message said. . . . Read More

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pro-Abortion Democrat Legislator Claims Killing Babies in Abortion is Safer Than Vasectomies

Earlier this month, Texas state Rep. Mary Gonzales, a pro-abortion Democrat, made the statement during a debate about a bill to require hospitals to submit reports about abortion complications to the state.

“First and foremost, did you know that an abortion procedure is actually… safer than a vasectomy?” Gonzalez asked Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, who wrote the bill.

The fact checker rated Gonzalez’s claim “mostly true,” writing: “Both procedures rarely have complications, a clarification missing from this declaration. That said, abortion procedures appear to have lower complication rates.”

It came to this conclusion by citing research from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, studies published medical journals and government data that listed the complication rates of abortions and vasectomies.

There are two major problems with the fact checker’s ruling.

The first is something that state Rep. Capriglione’s bill could help to fix. One of the problems with tracking abortion complications is that they often go unreported in the United States. Women who experience complications at home after the abortion almost always go to the emergency room, not the abortion clinic; and the complications are not always reported as abortion related. . . .

The second problem with the fact check is that an abortion is by its very nature deadly to the second, often forgotten patient – the unborn baby.

At the moment of conception, unborn babies are living human beings with their own unique DNA. They are unlike any other human being who ever lived or ever will live. Abortion procedures destroy these unborn babies’ lives in brutal, gruesome ways. Some abortion procedures involve dismembering the unborn baby or vacuuming him/her out of the womb. Others involve injecting lethal drugs into the unborn baby before inducing labor.

Even IF an abortion was perfectly safe for the mother, it never is for the baby in the womb. [Greater Fitchburg for Life editor's note: oftem abortion is NOT safe for the Mother and is 99.8% unsafe/ deadly for the baby.] . . . Read More

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Politifact Admits Planned Parenthood is the Nations Biggest Abortion Business

After his research, Politifact Wisconsin’s Dave Umhoefer concludes the assertion that “Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the country” is “one of those truisms that is basically, well, True.” . . .

BTW, Politifact Wisconsin describes itself as being “in partnership with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” a publication that is relentlessly pro-abortion.

The setting was a statement by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wi.) made at an April 30 town hall meeting in which he defended defunding Planned Parenthood. Among other things he said (according to Umhoefer) is, “Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the country.”

Umhoefer starts out by stating (as if it were in question) that PPFA does things other than perform abortions–“323,999 for the year ending September 30, 2015.”

But consider the takeaway from this sentence: “[I]n a one-year period from 2014 to 2015, 87 percent of patients visited Planned Parenthood clinics for services other than abortion.” . . .

* For a non-profit health care organization, Planned Parenthood seems to have a lot of spare cash lying around. In its last six annual reports spanning financials from fiscal years ending in 2010 through 2015, Planned Parenthood not only averaged over $1.2 billion a year in revenues, but had a total $505.5 million in “excess of revenue over expenses.” (Non-profits can’t technically count them as “profits,” hence the awkward description.) And

* At going rates for the most basic surgical abortion, Planned Parenthood’s revenues from 323,999 abortions would exceed $150 million. Because they also advertise and perform chemical abortions and later surgical abortions, which cost considerably more, that figure is probably a significant underestimate. Even so, at approximately $150 million, that would represent more revenue in 2014 than all that Planned Parenthood brought in (if current market rates prevail there) from reversible contraceptives , breast exams, and cervical “cancer screenings” or pap tests, and pregnancy tests combined. . . . Read More

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Trump Drastically Cuts U.S. Abortion Funding Overseas

Austin Ruse, President, C-Fam: Elections have consequences. The global abortion industry just took a major hit when President Donald Trump radically expanded the U.S. prohibition on giving money to baby-killing groups overseas. There will be caterwauling and there will likely be lawsuits, but this is a great day for America and the world. Lisa Correnti reports on the new executive order.

At the same time, the UN Security Council has turned its attention once more to the issue of what happens to children born of rape in war. These kids are stigmatized and shunned aside in their home countries. Moreover, the abortion vultures want them killed in the womb. There are those, including C-Fam, fighting to save their lives. Stefano Gennarini, J.D. reports.

The LGBT agenda has captured global elites. This week, the World Bank and other international institutions recognized a global day to promote the monstrous lies associated with this movement. Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D. reports at Turtle Bay and Beyond.

Spread the word. Be brave.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pope John Paul II’s Mother Rejected Doctor’s Abortion Suggestion

A champion of life—that title expertly captures the work and legacy of Pope John Paul II. More than a decade after his death, the author of Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) remains one of the greatest heroes of the pro-life movement, respected by people of all faiths and all walks of life.

The story of Pope John Paul II’s life is filled with suspense, heroism, and intrigue. What is particularly striking is the number of times during the course of his long life, he escaped death. His life hung in the balance when he was hit by a vehicle in his youth. His life was certainly at risk when the Nazis invaded Poland. In 1981, after assuming the Papacy, he nearly died from an assassin’s bullet.

In the new book The Pope and the President, author Paul Kengor paints an intriguing portrait of the lives of pro-life stalwarts Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan.

. . . the future Pope’s life was at risk even before he was born. Kengor points to a report that the Pope’s mother “was in such precarious health that her doctor advised her not to continue her pregnancy.”

According to Kengor’s account, the doctor told Emilia Wojtyla, “You have to have an abortion.” The physician’s rationale was that Emilia’s life was at stake and that she should abort her child to preserve it. The Vatican Insider said of the incident, “John Paul II was in danger of not being born.”

But Emilia proved the doctor wrong. She came through the pregnancy and childbirth and delivered a baby Kengor described as “healthy and strong as an ox.” Emilia predicted that Karol Józef Wojtyła, who would become John Paul, would be “a great man someday.” . . . Read More

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Will Shut Down Its Only Clinic in Wyoming

Wyoming will become the second state in America without a Planned Parenthood this summer.

The AP reports the Planned Parenthood facility in Casper, Wyoming plans to close on July 21 due to financial reasons. The facility did not perform abortions but did refer for them. It is the only Planned Parenthood in the state.

In total, the abortion chain’s Rocky Mountain affiliate is closing five facilities in addition to the one in Wyoming, according to the Casper Star Tribune. The affiliate also covers Colorado, New Mexico and parts of Nevada. The report did not indicate which other facilities are closing. . . .

But Planned Parenthood has been closing facilities across the U.S. and referring their patients to these community health centers itself – and the abortion chain has not even lost its taxpayer funding yet.

In March, the same thing happened in Pennsylvania when Planned Parenthood announced plans to close two facilities there. The local Planned Parenthood officials said the closures were not related to the Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. They also said patients would be referred to a new community health clinic in the area that accepts Medicaid and offers all the same services as Planned Parenthood except abortions.

The closings of these rural, non-abortion clinics are interesting given that Planned Parenthood has repeatedly claimed it needs taxpayer funding to help patients in rural, under-served communities. . . . Read More

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