Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pro-Life News - May 15, 2011

Obama Mandate Forces First Catholic College to Drop Insurance Franciscan University appears to be the first casualty of the new Obama HHS mandate that requires Catholic colleges, groups and businesses to pay for drugs that may cause abortions and birth control for their employees. Although President Barack Obama declared “If you like your health care coverage you can keep it,” when it came to passing Obamacare, a Catholic college in Ohio has determined it will no longer offer a student health insurance plan. “The Obama Administration has mandated that all health insurance plans must cover “women’s health services” including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing medications as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),” the university says in a new post on its website. “Up to this time, Franciscan University has specifically excluded these services and products from its student health insurance policy, and we will not participate in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.”

“War on Women” Rhetoric Backfires, Romney Leads With Women The “War on Women” rhetoric President Barack Obama and top Democrats have used to attack GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and pro-life advocates standing up for religious freedom has backfired. A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows Obama’s support among women has dropped five percentage points over the last two months, going from 49% to 44%. Romney has seen his support with women go up three percent from 43% to 46%, according to the survey. Mike Flynn, of the conservative Big Government web site, noticed the poll and writes, “Mind you, that isn’t GOP woman or even independent women, but ALL women voters.”

Pro-Abortion Group NARAL Endorses Obama for Re-Election President Barack Obama today secured the endorsement of one of the leading pro-abortion groups, NARAL, in his bid to win another four-year term in the White House, where he has steadfastly pushed the abortion agenda and taxpayer funding of abortions. “I’m proud to announce that NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC is endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election,”
outgoing NARAL president Nancy Keenan said in a email today to supporters that LifeNews obtained.

President George W. Bush Endorses Mitt Romney Former President George W. Bush did not weigh in on the Republican primary election battle but, today, issued an endorsement for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in his bid to defeat pro-abortion President Barack Obama. “I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush told ABC News this morning as reporters caught up to him in an elevator he was riding on his way to give a policy speech in Washington.

Study: Repeat Abortions Greatly Raise Breast Cancer Risk A new study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention in February reported a very statistically significant increased risk of breast cancer for women with previous abortions as opposed to women who have never had one. The study, consisting of 1,351 women and led by researcher Ai-Ren Jiang, reported a statistically significant 1.52-fold elevation in risk for women with induced abortions and a “significant dose-response relationship between (the risk) for breast cancer and number of induced abortions,” meaning the risk climbed with a higher number of previous abortions.

Chen Guangcheng: “I’m Not a Hero,” Must Oppose Forced Abortions A second hearing in as many weeks in Congress on the issue of forced abortions saw human rights campaigner Chen Gugnacheng call in again to voice his opinion and talk more about the situation he and his family and supporters face in China.
“I want to talk about what happened to my other family members after I escaped from my home,” he told members of Congress, media outlets, and top human rights activists who testified before the panel today.

Woman With Cancerous Tumor Ignores Abortion Advice, Has Healthy Baby A pregnant women who was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor ignored her doctor’s advice to get an abortion so he could operate on her. Relying on her Catholic faith, 21-year-old Daniella Jackson chose to give birth. Now she is cancer-free and has a health, happy baby girl. The London Daily Mail has the story of this profile in courage.

“Christ Hospital” in Cincinnati Hires Abortion Doctor Christ Hospital, in Cincinnati, Ohio, has hired an abortion practitioner to work at its facility even though he assists in abortions and previously had his privileges terminated at the hospital in 2011.

All Christians Should Take Strong Pro-Life Stance on Abortion Women Against Abortion recently posted on their Facebook and their Twitter a photo that is a link to this t-shirt. The design reads, “R U Pro-Choice or Christian?” There is a circle between the R and U containing the words “You Can’t Be Both.”.

Extra Embryos? One Family Offers Them on Craigslist What do you do when you have created 18 extra IVF embryos and you don’t want to destroy them or give them away to just anyone? You put them on Craigslist of course.

Ohio House to Hear Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood After defeating a previous effort to end taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business in Ohio, the state House will hold a hearing this week on legislation to accomplish that purpose.

South Carolina House Panel OKs No Abortion $ in Obamacare Earlier this year, the South Carolina Senate approved a bill that would make the state the 16th to opt out of covering abortions with taxpayer dollars under the Obamcare health care law that pro-life organizations adamantly opposed because of abortion funding.A subcommittee of the S.C. House Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee rebuffed pro-abortion groups Tuesday afternoon and passed Senate bill S102 to opt South Carolina out of paying for most abortions if ObamaCare insurance exchanges are implemented in 2014.

Kansas: Brownback Signs Bill Protecting Pro-Life Pharmacists Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation that would allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense drugs that may cause abortions, protecting their conscience and religious rights.

Defunding Planned Parenthood Also Defunds Abortion A little over a week ago, Arizona joined a growing number of states in defunding America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

Criminal Charges Against Pro-Lifers Dropped in South Dakota Last week, a citation for unlawful assembly against the pro-life advocacy group Missionaries to the Preborn was dismissed. The Milwaukee-based group conducts pro-life advocacy throughout the Midwest, and encountered trouble at their event in Sioux Falls.

Contraception Not Responsible for Dropping Teen Births Last week, the New York Times’s “Motherlode” blog published a story about the recent decline in the teen-pregnancy rate. Recent reports indicate that the teen-pregnancy rates in the United States are declining, and currently stand at a 30-year low. Not surprisingly, the Times was quick to credit increased contraception use for the decline. In reality, however, the data paints a far more nuanced picture.

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