Monday, December 17, 2012

Pro-Life News, Dec. 17, 2012

Pro-Life Republican Rep. Tim Scott to Replace DeMint in Senate Republican Congressman Tim Scott, a black pro-life advocate, will replace pro-life Sen. Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate, after DeMint stepped down to take over as the head of the conservative Heritage Foundation. Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced today that she chose Representative Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the United States Senate, a move which makes him the first black senator from the South in decades. Scott will serve until a special election is held in 2014. Read More

Dominos Pizza Founder Sues Obama Admin Over HHS Mandate The Catholic businessman who is the founder and former owner of the Domino’s Pizza chain has filed a lawsuit over the HHS mandate that forces religious employers to purchase drugs that may cause abortions for their employees. Tom Monaghan calls requiring businesses, schools and other religious places to pay for such drugs a “gravely immoral” practice and filed suit late Friday in federal court for Domino’s Farms, a business development complex he owns. Read More

Ex Komen VP: Planned Parenthood Engaged in Mafia Style Attack The former Vice President of the Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity called out the Planned Parenthood abortion business last week for its bullying tactics that forced Komen’s leaders to re-institute funding. Karen Handel, former senior vice president for public policy at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organizations, said “(Komen) was the subject of an unprecedented, premeditated, Mafia-style assault, all because Susan B. Komen for the Cure tried to do what was in the best interest of its mission in the fight against breast cancer.” Read More

They Said NO: When 12 Nurses Refused to Do Abortions Nurses in a big city hospital never know what a day’s shift will bring – straightforward cases or medical miracles, major crises or minor first aid. Whatever her station, whatever the duty of the moment, a nurse tries to ready herself for anything. But some things, you just can’t see coming. It was Beryl Otieno Ngoje’s turn to work the desk in the Same Day Surgery Unit at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), in Newark. She was busy with the usual administrative duties – filing charts, handing out forms to the patients, answering visitors’ questions – when another nurse hurried up beside her. Read More

New Orleans Abortion Biz to Close, Leave City With One Clinic At one time, New Orleans had seven fully-operating abortion clinics, but the Louisiana city is down to just one with the expected closure of one of the abortion facilities. Pastor Dale Sochia of King Jesus Ministries in Boutte emailed LifeNews over the weekend to confirm that the Midtown Medical abortion clinic is expected to be closing, following the death of abortion practitioner Kiat Varnishung. Read More

Business Loses First Fight Against HHS Mandate, Battle Continues An Illinois-based business lost its first battle in court against the HHS mandate on Friday. An Illinois federal district court denied a preliminary injunction sought by a for-profit construction business claiming that its First Amendment rights are being violated because it does not want to be forced to pay for drugs for their employees that may cause abortions. Read More

Looking Back at Coverage of Roe v. Wade on January 1973 Heartbeat International has created a site in anticipation of the 40th commemoration of the tragedy that is Roe v. Wade–www.rememberingroe.com. Among other opportunities, visitors are encouraged to post where they were on January 22, 1973, and how they will commemorate this “act of raw judicial power” (to quote dissenter Justice Bryon White). On the bottom right of the site is what appears to be a four-minute-long kinescope of “CBS Evening News,” anchored by Walter Cronkite, in which Cronkite announced that the unnamed decision that day had “legalized abortions.” Read More

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