Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pro-Life News May 30, 2012

Video: Planned Parenthood Encourages Woman to Get Sex-Selection Abortion The investigative pro-life group Live Action, which has released videos exposing the abuses at the Planned Parenthood abortion business across the country, has released a new video today showing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Austin, Texas encouraging a woman to get a sex-selection abortion. The video shows a Planned Parenthood staffer encouraging the woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is the first in a new series titled “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” that Live Action tells LifeNews will be exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of baby girls in the womb.

Planned Parenthood: We Won’t Deny Women Sex-Selection Abortions Planned Parenthood officials have responded to today’s expose’ video showing how a staffer at an Austin, Texas planned Parenthood clinic encouraged a woman inquiring about an abortion to determine the gender of her unborn child to have one. Planned Parenthood officials responded to the video in a statement to the liberal Huffington Post and admitted they will not deny women abortions for any reason, including sex-selection abortions.

Congress Votes on Sex-Selection Abortion Ban Tomorrow One day after a new video exposing how Planned Parenthood encourages women to have sex-selection abortions, the House of Representatives will vote on legislation that would ban such abortions in the United States. The House will consider the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, a bill to ban sex-selection abortions, that was introduced by pro-life Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on February 16. Because H.R. 3541 will be considered on the Suspension Calendar, a two-thirds majority will be necessary for passage.

“Pro-Choice” Group Opposes Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortion One of the leading “pro-choice” groups is actively opposing a bill Congress will consider tomorrow that would ban sex-selection abortions in the United States. Apparently choice extends to choosing whether or not to kill your baby when she is the wrong gender. The House will consider the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, a bill to ban sex-selection abortions, that was introduced by pro-life Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on February 16. Because H.R. 3541 will be considered on the Suspension Calendar, a two-thirds majority will be necessary for passage.

Transcript of Video Exposing Planned Parenthood-Sex Selection Abortions The following is a transcript of the full video and visit by a Live Action investigator inquiring about and receiving support for a sex-selection abortion at an Austin, Texas Planned Parenthood clinic.

New Report: British Abortions Up, Repeat Abortions High New figures released today by the Department of Health show that the high abortion rate in England and Wales continued in 2011 and even slightly increased. The total number of abortions in 2011 in England and Wales was 189,931, 0.2% more than in 2010 (189,574) and 7.7% more than in 2001 (176,364). Young women have the highest abortion rate , at 33 per 1,000, for women aged 20. There were also 1,000 abortions to women aged under 15.

Planned Parenthood Does One Abortion Every 97 Seconds AddictingInfo.org blogger Stephen Foster recently tried to refute claims made by Pennsylvania Representative Daryl Metcalfe about Planned Parenthood, titling the article “Pennsylvania Congressman Falsely Claims That Planned Parenthood Performs An Abortion ‘Every 95 Seconds.’” Sorry, Foster, but this assertion is pretty accurate. I’ll break it down for you. Planned Parenthood performs 330,000 of the 1,200,000 abortions in America annually. This means that Planned Parenthood performs about 27% of all American abortions, or 887 of the 3,287 abortions performed daily.

Planned Parenthood Endorses Obama, Buys Ads Trashing Romney The nation’s biggest abortion business endorsed pro-abortion President Barack Obama today and announced it will purchase $1.4 million in television advertising attacking the pro-life views of Mitt Romney. The ads will slam Romney for his supposedly “harmful positions on women’s health” because he favors not forcing religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. “There is no greater champion for women’s health than President Obama and Planned Parenthood Action Fund couldn’t be prouder to endorse his reelection as president today,” said Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards. “The contrast with Mitt Romney couldn’t be starker. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is committed to ensuring that voters know how wrong Mitt Romney is for women — in his own words.”

Democrats: Sex-Selection Abortion Ban is Anti-Woman Democrats in Congress peddled a curious reason for opposing a ban on sex-selection abortions that target girl babies with abortion because they are not boy parents may prefer. They said the ban was anti-woman and part of the so-called “War on Women” Republicans are allegedly waging. During today’s debate on the Congressional bill to ban sex-selection abortions, Michigan Democrat John Conyers said the ban on sex-selection abortions “tramples the rights of women.” “It limits a woman’s right to choose and jeopardizes her access to safe, legal medical care,” he claimed.

Mitt Romney Wraps Up Republican Nomination to Face Obama It’s official. With votes last night in Texas, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney officially wrapped up the Republican nomination and is a lock to face pro-abortion President Barack Obama in November. Romney entered Tuesday with 1,086 convention delegates, according to an Associated Press tally, 58 short of the 1,144 necessary for a majority — with Texas having 155 delegates at stake. “I am honored that Americans across the country have given their support to my candidacy and I am humbled to have won enough delegates to become the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee,” Romney said in a statement LifeNews received after the vote.

Congress: U.S. Does Less to Stop Sex-Selection Abortion Than China Members of Congress are debating legislation today that would ban sex-selection abortions in the United States. In bills related to abortion, members of Congress sponsoring the legislation frequently include findings that lay out the case for the bill and provide additional insight into the minds of lawmakers when passing legislation should it be litigated in court. In the findings of the bill to ban sex-selection abortions, members of Congress make the case that the United States, technically, does less to stop sex-selection abortions than nations like China and India, where the reprehensible practice is common.

“War on Women” Rhetoric Fails, Romney Gains 13% With Womens The rhetoric from President Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood over a supposed “War on Women” apparently hasn’t had its intended affect of causing women voters to distrust Mitt Romney. In fact, new polling data reveals Romney experiencing an uptick with his support among women. The ABC News/Washington Post poll shows a sharp increase in his standing with women has boosted Mitt Romney to his highest favorability rating of the presidential campaign while Obama’s favorability has slipped.

Obama Gives Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Judge Medal of Freedom Because he hasn’t done nearly enough to award those who have put abortion on demand in place in the United States and have fostered a society which has seen more than 55 million abortions since 1973, President Barack Obama took another step in saying thanks to the abortion industry. In a ceremony on Thursday, Obama warded a Presidential medal of Freedom to pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. The citation on Steven’s Medal of Freedom lauds him for his commitment to “the noble vision of our nation’s founders.”

Lila Rose Exposes Planned Parenthood-Sex Selection Abortion on O’Reilly Live Action president Lila Rose appeared on the Fox News “O’Reilly Factor” program on Tuesday night to expose the new video her group released showing a Planned Parenthood staffer encouraging a sex-selection abortion. The video shows a Planned Parenthood staffer encouraging the woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is the first in a new series titled “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” which Live Action tells LifeNews will be exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of baby girls in the womb.

Abby Johnson Starts Group to Convert Abortion Clinic Workers Abby Johnson has quickly become one of the most well-known converts — becoming pro-life after spending years directing a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Now, she’s starting a new effort to swell the ranks of former abortion clinic workers who are now pro-life.

Long-Term Public-Opinion Trends Show Pro-Life Progress Last week’s Gallup survey showing significant increases in the percentage of Americans who identify as “pro-life” has sent the mainstream media’s spin machine into overdrive. A number of pro-choice pundits, including Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times, have aggressively tried to downplay the survey results (for a different take, see NRO’s symposium from last week).

Chen Guangcheng Blasts China in New NYT Opinion Column In a new opinion column at the New York Times, Chen Guangcheng has begun to speak out about the problems back home in China.

Kira Peikoff’s Living Proof and Margaret Sanger: The Eugenics Link In my previous column, I reviewed Kira Peikoff’s recently released novel, Living Proof. The heroine of the book, Dr. Arianna Drake, is a geneticist who runs a fertility clinic. Reading through the book, a word from out of the past jumped off the page at me, on page 73. That word was “eugenics.” (That Peikoff even used the word at least shows that she understands that pro-lifers are familiar with the term and that they use it in their arguments.

Records Show Multiple Botched Abortions at Ohio ClinicMedical records obtained by a pro-life group show numerous botched abortions at the Complete Health Care for Women (CHCW) abortion facility in Columbus, Ohio.

Indiana Abortions Drop 5% in 2010, Lowest Level Since 1977 Abortions in the state of Indiana dropped five percent in 2010, according to a new report from the state health department, which puts them at their lowest levels since 1977.

UK: Marie Stopes Abortion Ad Gets Most Complaints in 50 Years The controversial Marie Stopes International television commercial advertising abortions has generated more complaints to the agency that monitors television commercials in the U.K. than any other TV ad in the last fifty years.

Woman Receives UK’s First Corneal Stem Cell Transplant Aniridia is a genetic condition where those that have the genetic mutation are born without all or part of the iris, the part of the eye that controls how much light enters the eye through the pupil. Aniridia is caused by mutations in a gene that codes for a protein that controls eye development.

Abortion is Not Safer for Women Than Childbirth Media outlets such as Time Magazine and Reuters have provided extensive coverage to an article recently published as “Original Research” and entitled, “The Comparative Safety of Legal Induced Abortion and Childbirth in the United States,” by Raymond and Grimes in the Feb, 2012 journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Sidewalk Counseling Against Abortion: Planting Seeds, Saving Lives “My name is Julia.” That is what the sticky notes say that are carefully placed in each piece of literature a girl walking into an abortion clinic receives from young twenty-one year old seasoned sidewalk counselor Julia Pritchett, who is also the co-founder of Students for Life of America on the University of Arkansas campus.

Shh! Don’t Tell Women Considering Abortion There’s a Baby Have you heard those stories about German churches that sang their hymns louder and louder so as to drown out the screams of the Jews being transported to the death camps on a nearby railway? Well, something horribly similar is happening again today, this time in the state of Texas.


Obama’s HHS Mandate Not Just Unconstitutional, But Ungodly
Conservatives who’ve warned for years of President Obama’s ideological extremism are often dismissed as melodramatic conspiracy theorists. Obama apologists argue that the President is not an ideologue, but an intellectual whose grasp of America’s true needs is so nuanced and sophisticated that the average Joe in flyover country is simply incapable of understanding it.

Planned Parenthood Staffer Hits Girl With Car, Cited for DUI A Planned Parenthood abortion business staffer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was charged with careless driving and Driving Under the Influence of alcohol in connection with a recent traffic incident.

Number of Irish Women Going to UK for Abortions Drops Again Although the new abortion numbers from the British government are disappointing, the Pro-Life Campaign in Ireland says there is a silver lining to them in that the number of Irish women going to the United Kingdom for abortions has dropped yet again.

Planned Parenthood Staffer Hits Girl With Car, Cited for DUI A Planned Parenthood abortion business staffer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was charged with careless driving and Driving Under the Influence of alcohol in connection with a recent traffic incident.

Turkey May Seek Abortion Ban After Prime Minister Speaks Out Turkey may pursue a ban on abortions on the heels of comments from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who recently likened abortions to murder and said they constitute population control.

Every South Korean Catholic Priest Gets New Pro-Life Handbook In an effort to inform and guide priests on the scientific and moral understanding of life and family issues, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (CBCK) recently translated and disseminated to every priest in Korea copies of Human Life International’s (HLI) publication A Pro-Life Pastoral Handbook.

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