Monday, May 14, 2012
Pro-Life News - May 14, 2011
White House Hijacks Mother’s Day for Pro-Abortion Agenda On Sunday the pro-abortion White House hijacked the beauty of motherhood to act as if it were an advocate for the moms and babies. Placing an e-card on its website, the White House declared: Being a mom isn’t a preexisting condition. The irony is not lost on pro-lifers. The same administration that has sought to expand abortion more than any other administration in the history of our nation is now using a day celebrating the sanctity of motherhood to promote its political agenda.
Abortion Legal for Any Reason Until Birth in Nation’s Capital A Congressional committee will hold a hearing on Thursday on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the District of Columbia based on scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain. In a new letter today to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Right to Life Committee urged support for the legislation and explained the fact that abortions are legal for any reason until birth in the nation’s capital.
Ron Paul to Quit Campaigning for Republican Nomination Congressman Ron Paul announced today he will end any active campaigning for the Republican nomination for president, suspending any further spending in states that have not yet held their GOP presidential primaries. The decision essentially seals the deal for Mitt Romney, the former governor who had essentially locked up the GOP nomination to face pro-abortion President Barack Obama when his top opponent, pro-life former Sen. Rick Santorum, withdrew from the race. Paul sent a letter to supporters today promising to try to continue to battle for delegates to the national Republican convention this summer in order to have influence on the party’s platform.
British Govt Spends $1 Million Weekly on Repeat Abortions New figures from the United Kingdom show the British government spends one million every week in taxpayer funding for abortions for women who have having at least their second or more abortion. The National Health Service is spending around £1million a week and critics are saying this proves women are using abortion as a method of birth control. As the London Daily Mail newspaper reports, some women are getting taxpayer funding for as many as seven, eight or nine abortions in their life time.
Supreme Court Overturning Obamacare Wouldn’t be Judicial Activism President Barack Obama has warned the Supreme Court not to rule against the constitutionality of his health care legislation: “Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” he said. “And I’d just remind conservative commentators that, for years, what we have heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism, or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.”
15,000 Pro-Life People Pack Rome for Italian March for Life The first March for Life ever in Rome, Italy, saw 15,000 people pack the Italian capital city with balloons, banners, prayers and chants and songs celebrating life for unborn children. The pro-life participants marched from Colosseo to Castel Sant’Angelo with the mayor of the City, Gianni Alemanno, carrying one of the banners. Some of the banners had statements such as ‘More births and less abortions’, “Each abortion is a dead baby”, ‘Let’s not kill the future’, ‘Life starts from the conception’ and ‘Law 194: State extermination.”
Man Who Raped Daughter, Forced Abortions Gets 40 Years A Texas man who repeatedly raped and impregnated his daughter over a period of 14 years and forced her to have abortions has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for his crimes. The Weatherford Democrat newspaper did not name of the defendant in order to protect the identify of his victim but the 48-year-old man pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault and won’t be eligible for parole until he has served half of the sentence, according to Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain.
Washington Assisted Suicides Increase, 71 Died in 2011 A new report from the Washington state health department shows the number of people killing themselves in assisted suicides is on the rise for the second straight time since the state followed Oregon in legalizing assisted suicide.
Personhood Amendments Would Not Successfully Ban Abortions The view that a “personhood” law or a “personhood” amendment to a state constitution would outlaw abortion is widespread among the public.
Adult Stem Cells in Breast Milk Work Like Embryonic Cells Researchers in Australia have found stem cells in breast milk that, like embryonic stem cells, can become many different types of cells in the body.
Oklahoma Judge: Law Limiting Unsafe Abortion Drug Unconstitutional A district court judge, Judge Donald Worthington, says an Oklahoma law, that would limit the usage of the dangerous abortion drug RU 486, also known as mifepristone, is unconstitutional.
Canadian Bishops: Abortion Threatens Religious Freedom A new letter the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops released today says religious freedom is under attack in Canada and calls out abortion as one of the reasons that is the case.
Fact Checking PolitiFact on Abortion: Mostly False On Tuesday, May 8, National Right to Life Committee issued a press release (found here) with the headline: “Obama White House recognizes ‘baby that has not yet been born’ for White House security purposes, but tolerates legal abortion to moment of birth in District of Columbia.”.
New Mexico Paid for 1,786 Abortions With Tax Funds in 2011 New Mexico is one of 15 states where Medicaid currently pays for abortions and a new report today shows the state paid for well over 1,500 abortions in 2011 with more than one million in taxpayer funding using public funds.
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