Friday, December 28, 2012

Pro-Life News, Dec. 28, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Won’t Block HHS Mandate for Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has refused to act favorably on an emergency appeal Hobby Lobby stores filed to stop enforcement of the HHS mandate against it. After a federal court denied a request to temporarily stop enforcement of the abortion pill mandate against the Christian-operated business Hobby Lobby, it took its HHS mandate lawsuit to the Supreme Court. Late yesterday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied its request to block the mandate and the millions of dollars in fines it will be subjected to starting January 1 for not complying. Read More

NARAL President Quitting, Cites Lack of Young Abortion Activists Nancy Keenan, the president of the pro-abortion group NARAL is quitting her position, saying she needs to be replaced by someone younger. The pro-abortion activist lamented the lack of young pro-abortion stalwarts in the movement. Keenan originally made her decision in May, and the chairs of the boards of directors of NARAL and its legislative arm announced she had chosen not to renew her contract , which expires at the end of December. Keenan, who took the reins of the organization in December 2004, will continue heading up the organization’s political action arm until a replacement is found. Read More

Michigan Abortion Clinic Shut Down, Boarded Up By Fire Marshall The Muskegon Fire Department has posted closure notices on the Women’s Medical Services in Muskegon, Michigan, and boarded up the abortion clinic until further notice. The pro-life group Operation Rescue informed LifeNews of the closure today and said it occurred because of significant health and safety violations. Read More

Candidate Suspended Who OKd Mandatory Abortion of Disabled Children A British candidate for elected office who called for the mandatory abortion of disabled children has been suspended. Geoffrey Clark, who sought a seat on the Kent County Council, set off a firestorm of criticism when he recommended that the National Health Service, the British government-run health care system, mandate that mothers of unborn children diagnosed with disabilities have abortions. he said such abortions would be a big help in reducing the nation’s debt, by supposedly cutting the medical and other costs associated with raising such children. Read More

Pro-Life Youth: You Are Needed to Today to Help End Abortion As you know, we’re at the 40 year mark since the Supreme Court of the United States made the single most destructive decision in human history, Roe vs. Wade, the decision that has led to the slaughter of over 53 million children by abortion. You are leaders in the pro-life movement – not future leaders, but leaders today. You are leaders because you not only know the truth, you speak it to others. You are the voice of our unborn brothers and sisters. Read More

10 Pro-Life Victories Against the Abortion Industry in 2012 The pro-life group Operation Rescue has released a list of 10 pro-life victories against the abortion industry that occurred in 2012 because of its efforts to hold abortion clinics and practitioners accountable for breaking the law. While pro-life advocates were disappointed by the results of the 2012 presidential election, the staff at Operation Rescue show how progress can be made in stopping abortions and shutting down abortion centers by applying legal pressure to the many clinics and abortion “doctors” who don’t operate legitimate medical practices that follow standard health and safety laws. Read More

Former Abortion Clinic Worker Shuts Down Center Where She Worked When we started And Then There Were None, our goal was to convert workers…and eventually shut down abortion facilities. Since June, we have helped support more than FORTY workers as they transitioned out of the abortion industry. Now, our complete vision has finally been revealed. One of our former workers has helped to shut down an abortion facility in Michigan. Read More

Terri Schiavo’s Brother Hopes to Save Patient From Death The brother of Terri Schiavo is seeking to intervene in a case involving another patient who the state may decide is too far gone to warrant even basic care such as food and water. Read More

Pro-Life Advocates Stopped UN From Pushing Abortion in 2012 While most pro-life people focus on battles in their own nations or hometowns, a monumental battle over abortion is taking place at the United Nations almost every year — and 2012 was no different. Read More

Catholic Bishops Spox: Don’t OK Over the Counter Birth Control A pro-life spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops has penned a new opinion column in which she takes on an idea from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which recently supported selling birth control over the counter. Read More

England, Scotland Face 2013 Bids to Legalize Assisted Suicide As 2012 draws to a close, we look back over a busy twelve months, and ahead to the challenges that 2013 holds in store. Read More

Court Claims Costa Rica’s Law Against IVF Violates Human Rights Last week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights released a lengthy opinion (Murillo et al. v. Costa Rica, dated November 28, 2012) holding that Costa Rica’s law which protects life at its earliest stages by prohibiting in vitro fertilization violates the American Convention on Human Right. Read More

Hassan Rasouli Case: End of Life Really Means Ending Life While going through my emails I came across this excellent article that was written by Tom Koch, a bio-ethicist and gerontologist in Toronto.. Read More

Assisted Suicide’s Dangeorus Illusion of ControlThe daughters are beside themselves. One sat in my office recently, telling me about her father’s trips to the bank that are draining his savings. He gets angry when his daughters challenge him. Read More

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