Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pressured into Abortion

Silent No More Campaign: Ashley from Michigan talks about how she was pressured into abortion by her boyfriend.


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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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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BREAKING: Planned Parenthood busted in new undercover sting on sex selective abortions

Bill Smith, Editor: Jill Stanek, Live Action, and The Daily Caller broke the following story that "Planned Parenthood and other U.S. abortion providers are willing to assist in the termination of baby girls for pregnant women who choose abortion because they want to have baby boys. And the pro-life abortion watchdog says its video series and a new website will expose it all."

From Live Action:
Chilling Undercover Video Sheds Light on Growing Trend
AUSTIN, May 29 – Today, Live Action released a new undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Austin, TX encouraging a woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is first in a new series titled “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” 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.

“I see that you’re saying that you want to terminate if it’s a girl, so are you just wanting to continue the pregnancy in the meantime?” a counselor named “Rebecca” offers the woman, who is purportedly still in her first trimester and cannot be certain about the gender. “The abortion covers you up until 23 weeks,” explains Rebecca, “and usually at 5 months is usually (sic) when they detect, you know, whether or not it’s a boy or a girl.” Doctors agree that the later in term a doctor performs an abortion, the greater the risk of complications.

The Planned Parenthood staffer suggests that the woman get on Medicaid in order to pay for an ultrasound to determine the gender of her baby, even though she plans to use the knowledge for an elective abortion. She also tells the woman to “just continue and try again” for the desired gender after aborting a girl, and adds, “Good luck, and I hope that you do get your boy.”

“The search-and-destroy targeting of baby girls through prenatal testing and abortion is a pandemic that is spreading across the globe,” notes Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action. “Research proves that sex-selective abortion has now come to America. The abortion industry, led by Planned Parenthood, is a willing participant.”

Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of “missing girls” in the U.S., many from sex-selective abortion. The U.K., India, Australia, and other countries ban sex-selective abortion, but the U.S., save for three states, does not. On Wednesday, Congress will debate the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would ban sex-selective abortions nationally.

“Planned Parenthood and their ruthless abortion-first mentality is the real ‘war on women’,” says Rose. “Sex-selective abortion is gender discrimination with lethal consequences for little girls.”

The complete, unedited video and transcript can be viewed at ProtectOurGirls.com, a hub of research and information on sex-selective abortions.
For our readers, The video is presented below. It will may make you sick as you realize that the curse of mankind spoken in Genesis 11:1-9 is true and evil reigns in the form of intellect and choice: "then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them."  Planned Parenthood supposedly helping women choose to kill future women (baby girls). This is the real "War on Women." China by fiat has done this and now the liberal actions of choice are doing the same thing. All government funding (federal or state) of planned parenthood and other abortion operators must cease.

 Be it the killing boys or girls - Evil even reigns in the Bible belt of America. See for yourself:


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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pro-Life News May 28, 2012

Obama Promoes Planned Parenthood, Abortion at Campaign Stops President Barack Obama apparently believes touting his extensive pro-abortion record and his mandate requiring religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees are winning campaign issues. Obama mentioned Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business, and the controversial mandate a majority of Americans oppose on three separate occasions during campaign stops last week. According to White House transcripts of his speeches, Obama said in Iowa on Thursday.

Twin Who Survived Abortion Shares Her Amazing Story Claire Culwell knows what it’s like to be a survivor. At the age of 13, her mother learned she was pregnant and decided to have an abortion, though she didn’t know she was pregnant with twins. After she had an abortion of Claire’s brother, she returned to the abortion clinic after realizing she still had a growing and developing baby inside of her. Told she was too late to have a second abortion, she gave birth to Claire, who struggled on life support as she dealt with a myriad of medical issues following her birth. Despite the obstacles she has had to overcome, Claire is actively sharing her story — urging people to choose life instead of abortion.

Chen Guangcheng to Give Major Speech in NYC This Week Chen Guangcheng, the forced abortion opponent who escaped years of home detention for exposing China’s massive campaigns to abort and sterilize women without their consent, will give a speech this week. The speech will mark the first public appearance for the Chinese activists since he was given permission to flee the country and come to the United States to escape persecution following his exposure of the abuses related to China’s enforcement of its controversial one-child-policy prohibiting most couples from having more than one son or daughter.

Doctor Who Once Did Late Abortions Now Says Ban Them Dr. Anthony Levatino was once an abortion practitioner who did more than 1,200 abortions on unborn children, killing many of them after 20 weeks of pregnancy. That was before he had a change of heart on abortion and became a pro-life OBGYN. Recently, Dr. Levatino testified before Congress in favor of the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that would protect unborn children in the District after they have reached 20 weeks fetal age. Abortion is legal to the moment of birth in the federal capital, Levatino told members of Congress, and he said they must be stopped so the lives of babies before birth could be protected from abortion practitioners who have no had a similar change of heart.

No Planned Parenthood Centers Operate Mammogram Machines Earlier this month, it appeared the first Planned Parenthood abortion clinic would offer mammograms to women, but additional information shows not one Planned Parenthood abortion facility yet offers mammograms directly to women. Planned Parenthood has misrepresented itself for years saying that it does mammograms for women at its abortion centers. That it did not provide such services for women was a sticking point in the battle over the grants the Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity provided the abortion business.

Sanctus Real Singer Helps His Little Boy Fight HLHS Matt Hammit is the lead singer for Grammy-nominated Sanctus Real, a popular Christian band with multiple number-one hits. In September of 2010, Matt’s wife Sarah gave birth to their very first son, Bowen Matthew Hammit. The Hammit family tells the story in their own words: As detected by an ultrasound before he was born, Bowen was born with a serious and rare congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped.

Decades-Old Law Democrats Pushed Could Halt Obama’s HHS Mandate I am very confident that the Obama anti-Catholic and religious liberties “Free Birth Control Rule,” as it applies against religious institutions with dogmatic objections, is doomed by the First Amendment. I had always assumed the case would be decided by the Supreme Court. But now, I think it won’t get that far. Indeed, I doubt the Supreme Court will even take the case.

Pregnant Woman Kidnapped, Set on Fire When Man Eschews His Baby Police have one man in custody and are searching for a second in relation to a crime involving violence against a pregnant women whose partner was not interested in her giving birth to his child.

May Memorial Day Prompt Us to Live Good Lives of Service Memorial Day is when we honor the men and women of our Armed Services who have made “the supreme sacrifice;” who gave their lives for their country.

Pro-Life Advocates Register Voters to Impact 2012 Election A leading pro-life group held its first pro-life voter registration Sunday yesterday and it has two more campaigns it hopes will help get pro-life voters registered so they can make a positive impact on the 2012 elections.

AP Corrects Error, Admits Abortions Legal in DC Until BirthAll too often the pro-life movement is grossly misrepresented in the mainstream media. Pro-life advocates never expect, or even hope for, favorable coverage, but rather aspire just to be covered fairly. In a May 17th story on the DC Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the Associated Press not only missed the mark on the purpose of the bill but printed blatant factual errors.

Briton Sues NHS for Firing Her Over Her Pro-Life Views The British National Health Service is facing a lawsuit from a Christian employee who says she was fired for giving a colleague information on the ways in which abortion adversely affects their physical and mental health.

Turkey Prime Minister Calls Abortion Murder, Population Controls The prime minister of Turkey is making waves with a condemnation of abortion as murder and population control — liking abortions to a failed military air strike that took place in December which killed Kurdish people.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pro-Life News May 26, 2012

Poll: 59% of Americans Want All, Most Abortions Illegal Yesterday’s Gallup poll on abortion had most of the media focus on the fact that the number of Americans declaring themselves “pro-choice” had fallen to a record low. But the poll also offered more good news for the pro-life side — most Americans want most abortions made illegal. The Gallup survey indicated fifty-nine percent of Americans say abortion should be illegal in most or all circumstances. The poll found 39 percent said abortion should be legal only in a few circumstances and 20 percent said it should be illegal in all circumstances, for a total of 59 percent who want all or most abortions illegal. By contrast, 25 percent said abortion should be legal in all circumstances and 13 percent said it should be legal in most circumstances. That’s a mere 38 percent, less than four in ten Americans, who say all or most abortions should remain legal.

Majority Oppose Forcing Religious Groups to Fund Birth Control A majority of Americans, in a new Rasmussen Reports national poll, oppose the Obama HHS mandate, which requires religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. The latest telephone survey finds that 51% of likely voters do not believe the government should require churches or other organizations to provide contraceptives if it violates their deeply held religious beliefs.

Top Bishop: Obama Mandate “Strangling” the Catholic Church A botched abortion patient can be heard moaning in obvious distress during newly-obtained recordings of two 911 calls placed on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The calls originated from Abortion and Contraceptive Clinic of Nebraska, run by LeRoy Carhart in Bellevue, a suburb of Omaha. The recordings and witness statements indicate that Carhart may be breaking the Nebraska ban on late-term abortions after 20 weeks.

Aborted Child Born Alive, Left to Die; Obama Was Okay With That In Vietnam, a family is distraught because their child was born alive, covered in blankets by the hospital, and left to die. In a twisted scenario where one bad decision led to even worse results, the parents had been convinced to abort their child after seeing ultra-sounds that showed troubling birth defects. After the abortion, the child was placed in a bed under blankets until the family could return to recover the body. But upon returning and removing the blankets, family members saw the child and realized the ultrasounds had been wrong—the child had been born healthy. Moreover, the child was still alive. However, the child had been bleeding profusely, and although the hospital immediately began working to save the child’s fleeting life, in the end nothing could be done to save it.

Second Obama Term Could Bring Back Partial-Birth Abortion One of the top reasons pro-life advocates give for wanting to defeat President Barack Obama in the November elections is the impact the abortion advocate could have on the Supreme Court. But what would a second Obama term and more Supreme Court appointments to go along with abortion supporters Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor look like? Carol Tobias puts that in perspective, saying she worries partial birth abortions — banned by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court during the administration of President George W. Bush — could make a comeback.

Parents Reject Abortion of One Twin, Save Both Babies Last night I came across an interview with Mr. and Mrs. Ryman, parents of Byron and Lincoln Ryman, two sweet, relatively healthy identical twin boys. Their story is too precious not to share. Mrs. Ryman’s pregnancy was far from easy. After she finally got pregnant through in vitro fertilization, it was discovered that the babies were not growing at the same rate, due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Byron was getting most of the nutrition and was three times the size of Lincoln.

Planned Parenthood Targets Teens Without Parental Knowledge Planned Parenthood (PP) is, at this moment, leading teens in the Memphis area in talks about sex education. PP Greater Memphis Region is hosting a Teen Clinic today in honor of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, describing it as a “special day of activities, learning opportunities and Q&A for teenagers.” The children, ages 13-18, will be told about puberty, pregnancy, contraception, and STD prevention. What they aren’t talking about is depression prevention, divorce prevention, and delinquency prevention – all results of early sexual activity. And their parents may not even know they are at PP.

Congress to Vote on Sex-Selection Abortion Ban Next Week The House of Representatives will consider the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, a bill to ban sex-selection abortions, next week. PRENDA was introduced by pro-life Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on February 16. Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced today that Republicans have scheduled time for a debate and vote on the bill next week, on Wednesday, May 30. Because H. R. 3541 will be considered on the Suspension Calendar, a two-thirds majority will be necessary for passage. With the international focus on Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese forced abortion opponent who recently escaped house arrested and was allowed to leave China for the United States after being jailed, beaten and confined to his home for exposing massive forced abortion campaigns, the bill is well-timed.

Shock: British Teens Have as Many as Seven Abortions New figures from the British government show hundreds of teenagers in the U.K. are having multiple taxpayer-funded abortions with three who had several government-funded abortions before their 20th birthday. The Daily Telegraph newspaper obtained official NHS figures using a Freedom of Information Act request and determined that two teenage girls had their seventh abortion in 2010, the most recent year during which the government has figures. Another four teenage girls had six abortions paid for at taxpayer expense.

Neonatology Professor: Unborn Babies Feel Pain at 20 Weeks The Subcommittee on the Constitution of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing on legislation that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks fetal gestation, based on the ability of the fetus to experience pain at that point and beyond. The legislation, “The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” H.R. 3803, is based on medical and scientific findings that the unborn child at 20 weeks and beyond is capable of feeling pain, and may even be more sensitive to pain at that point than newborns are.

Senate Democrats Vote to Fund Abortions at Military Hospitals< Democrats in the Senate Armed Services Committee, yesterday, voted to add a provision to the 2013 defense authorization bill, that forces taxpayers to fund abortions at U.S. military base hospitals. Current law in effect since 1996 prohibits the performance of abortion by Department of Defense medical personnel or at DOD medical facilities. A separate provision prohibits the use of DOD funds for abortion except to save the life of the mother.

Abortion Doc Loses License After Killing Woman in Botched Abortion A new York-based abortion practitioner has lost his medical license after killing a woman in a failed legal abortion. Robert Hosty ran the A-1 Women’s Center abortion clinic in Queens, New York, but has had his license revoked following complains made by a pro-life group. Operation Rescue staff filed a complaint against him for the death of Alexandra Nunez, a 37-year old single mother of four. The state of New York, on February 6, 2012, issued a revocation order yanking his license that is only now coming to light.

Former LFO Member Brad Fischetti Now a Pro-Life Activist Since yesterday liberal websites have been aghast at the news former Lyte Funky Ones boy band member Brad Fischetti (on the far right in photo) is now a pro-life activist. LFO was a pop/hip hop group that had several hits between 1998-2002, the most prominent of which were “Summer Girls,” “Girl on TV,” and “Every Other Time.” In 2009 Fischetti announced the band’s break-up on YouTube. And then something obviously happened in Fischetti’s life to bring him to where he is today, as chronicled by Buzz Feed’s lament.

Top Ten Things Pro-Life Youth Can Do This Summer This summer is the 40th summer of legalized child killing in America under Roe vs. Wade. This marks one full generation of children who have faced a summer in which it was legal for their parents to have them killed during the first nine months of their life. Don’t let this historical summer go by without taking action and being a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves! Don’t sit idly by without being a part of the generation who ultimately abolishes abortion. This is the summer for action. This is the summer for passion. This is the summer we as a generation turn the corner and serve notice to the abortion industry that this holocaust WILL BE STOPPED.

Abortion Denies Too Many Fathers a Right to Father’s Day The upcoming celebration of Father’s Day is a fitting time to examine the irony that in our current culture, fatherhood is rarely mentioned. When mentioned at all, fathers are mocked or portrayed negatively. Some movies and stories downplay the role of the father in a child’s life, yet simultaneously portray the child as suffering from the father’s inability to live up to that role.

Post-Partisan Evangelicals Should Engage in the Pro-Life Cause It’s that time again — the time when the younger evangelical generation surveys our damaged nation, observes the terrible reputation of leading evangelical “culture warriors” in the pop culture and with their peers, and says, “You guys blew it. It’s time for a new approach, for a post-partisan approach.

SEIU Attacks Hospital Exec’s Pay, Ignores Planned Parenthood’s The SEIU-Planned parenthood connection is under-exposed but a new campaign the labor union is launching against what it considers to be exorbitant hospital executive pay gives one pro-life advocate another chance to expose it.

Obama: Master of Doublespeak on Abortion, Conscience Rights >It has taken some time and work, but our president has invented a new language. “Obamese” and “Barackish” aren’t quite right, so let’s call it “Obamish.”.

Hey Pro-Lifers: Six Things NOT to Do To End Abortion For nearly forty years, pro-lifers have fought the infamous legality of abortion in our nation. We have seen victories and failures, progress and setbacks. We have seen more strides made in this movement in the last two years than we’ve ever seen in the past.

Republicans Told Not to Support Pro-Abortion Judicial Nominee Republican senators received a letter today urging them to not support David Hurwitz, President Obama’s pro-abortion nominee to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Senate Committee Votes to Ban Pro-Life Mexico City Policy A Senate committee voted today to permanently force Americans to fund groups that promote and perform abortions in other nations using taxpayer dollars.

Chen Guangcheng’s Brother Escapes House Arrest, Too The Hollywood-esque story of forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng escaping house arrest has thrilled millions of people around the globe. Now, news is surfacing about how his brother has escaped from home detention as well.

Dukes of Hazzard Actor Thanks Pro-Lifers for Supporting October Baby Former Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider has a new video message for pro-life advocates — thanking them for making the pro-life film October Baby a surprise success at the box office.

Congressional Black Caucus Upset By Pro-Life Black Americans What do you do when you can’t counter the truth? Lie some more. This is the unoriginal strategy presented by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Planned Parenthood-funded SisterSong in an effort to thwart the recent impact of black prolifers.

Wisconsin Right to Life Video Blasts Barrett on Abortion Wisconsin Right to Life released a new video today blasting pro-abortion Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett for his pro-abortion record and votes against protecting pregnancy women from acts of violence.

Spanish Doctor Must Pay Child Support After Botched Abortion A doctor from Spain who practices on the island of Majorca has been ordered by a local judge to pay a mother child support after he botched a legal abortion.

WHO Ignores Link Between Preterm Birth and AbortionThe World Health Organization (WHO) has just released an important new study looking at the growing and harmful medical phenomenon of “pre-term birth..

Guttmacher Institute Inflates Number of Illegal Abortions A recent article in a medical journal in Mexico completely debunks the Guttmacher Institute numbers on “unsafe” abortions in several Latin American countries. The study found that the Guttmacher methodology is not only unsound scientifically, but unprofessional. According to the authors Guttamcher did not only obtain estimates that are empirically impossible through unsound methodology, but they failed to validate their numbers with estimates that are readily attainable through tested and established epidemiological methods.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pro-Life News May 24, 2012

Gallup: Percentage of Pro-Abortion Americans Drops to Record Low A new Gallup survey out today finds the percentage of Americans who identify them selves as supporting legalized abortion has dropped to a record low. "The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as “pro-choice” is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009,” the polling firm noted. On the other hand, 51 percent of Americans call themselves pro-life, one percentage point away from the record high. The percentage of Americans identifying themselves as pro-life has trended higher since 1995, when the partial-birth abortion debate began in earnest and ultrasound technology made it so pictures of unborn children were the first baby pictures most parents saw. Gallup has found the pro-life position significantly ahead on two occasions, once in May 2009 and again today and the number of pro-abortion Americans has steadily dropped.

Second Catholic College Drops Health Care Over HHS Mandate A second Catholic college has dropped health care coverage for students because of the Obama HHS mandate requiring it to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs. From its founding, Ave Maria University has required students to have health insurance and made an inexpensive group policy available to them. The University does not subsidize this plan and the entire cost is borne by those students purchasing the health insurance. Most students are covered under the plans of their parents, but approximately 15% of Ave Maria’s students currently are covered by this policy. It specifically excludes benefits for elective abortion, sterilization, and other morally objectionable services because the University is Catholic and follows the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Moans, Screams Heard From Botched Abortion Victim in 911 Call A botched abortion patient can be heard moaning in obvious distress during newly-obtained recordings of two 911 calls placed on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The calls originated from Abortion and Contraceptive Clinic of Nebraska, run by LeRoy Carhart in Bellevue, a suburb of Omaha. The recordings and witness statements indicate that Carhart may be breaking the Nebraska ban on late-term abortions after 20 weeks.

Democratic PR Firm Won $20M Bid to Promote Obamacare Updated information is coming in on the Obama administration’s $20 million deal to employ a public relations firm to promote Obamacare, which funds abortions and prompts rationing concerns, during the election season. As LifeNews reported, the Health and Human Services Department signed a $20 million contract with a public-relations firm to promote Obamacare in a new multimedia ad campaign designed to educate the public about its supposed benefits. The ad campaign was a mandate included in the final health care law.

Doctors Feed Aborted Girls to Dogs to Hide Sex-Selection Abortions In a news story that sounds like it is more out of a bad science fiction movie than reality, a newspaper in India reports doctors in one city are so desperate to hide evidence that they are doing sex-selection abortions that they are feeding the remains of aborted girl babies to dogs. Some physicians in the city of Beed, India are engaging in the practice, according to India Today, which spoke with Varsha Deshpande of Lek Ladki Abhiyan, an NGO working against the practice. Maharashtra’s Public Health Minister Suresh Shetty also admitted to the newspaper that he had heard of reports of the practice taking place.

American Airlines Rejects Passenger for Pro-Abortion T-Shirt Pro-abortion advocates are up in arms over a story claiming an abortion advocate was rejected from an American Airlines flight because she wore a graphic t-shirt with profanity and a pro-abortion message. Jodi Jacobson, Editor in Chief of the often-discredited pro-abortion blog RH Reality Check, talks about attending a meeting in which she heard the story of a young woman supposedly at the center of the controversy.

Hustler Runs Graphic Attack Against Pro-Life Woman Columnist The softcore pornographic magazine Hustler is coming under heavy criticism today for running an offensive, graphic image portraying a conservative pro-life female columnist engaging in a sexual act because she dares oppose funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business. New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp is the subject a photoshopped attack image under the headline “celebrity fantasy.” Hustler condemns Cupp for opposing forcing taxpayers to finance America’s largest abortion business with the tag “What Would SE Cupp look like with a —- in her mouth?”

Catholic Leaders Outraged Over Media Silence on HHS Mandate Lawsuits ABC on Monday and Tuesday completely ignored 12 major lawsuits filed by Catholic groups over the Obama-imposed birth control mandate. NBC allowed a mere 20 seconds to the topic.

Planned Parenthood Issues Tepid Statement Supporting Chen Guangcheng Despite weeks of international furor surrounding the treatment of forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng by the Chinese government, the Planned Parenthood abortion business waited until Monday to make any comment about his situation.

YWCA Continues Promoting Planned Parenthood Abortion BizThe YWCA has long been on the bad list for pro-life advocates because of its promotion of abortion and relationships with Planned Parenthood, and new evidence from its own blog shows that hasn’t changed.

Pro-Abortion Methodists Upset When Confronted With Pro-Life Truth Abortion pictures are not pleasant to view, particularly on one’s way to Sunday morning worship service at a pro-choice church.

Surrogate Pregnancy Should Not Become a Commercial Business I don’t believe in surrogacy. But if it is to be allowed, commercial surrogacy should be made against public policy just as we now do non vital, living organ donation. Alas, there is an ill-advised bill in the New Jersey Legislature to legalize commercial surrogacy.

Supreme Court: No Social Security for IVF Kids Conceived After Parent DiesThe Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that children conceived posthumously with IVF are not entitled to Social Security survivor benefits. In 1939, the Social Security Administration put in a provision that allowed dependent children to collect their parent’s benefits as survivors. In 1939 they did not have a crazy fertility industry willing to make children en masse for any reason for anyone. So the 1939 definition of “dependent child” was open for interpretation in 2012.

Second Wisconsin Abortion Business Stops Selling Abortion Drug A second Wisconsin abortion business has stopped selling the abortion drug RU 486, following a new law that prohibits selling the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug via webcam and without an in-person consultation with a physician.

Michael J. Fox Sees the Light on Embryonic Stem Cell Research This is no surprise for those of us who were paying attention during the stem cell frenzy of the last decade. We remember the irony that in 2006, Michael J. Fox endorsed Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democratic candidate for United States Senate.

Missouri Lawmakers Reject Federal Abortion Drug Mandate The Missouri General Assembly has given overwhelming approval to legislation opposing the Obama Administration’s abortion drug mandate. The Legislature granted final passage to a bill sponsored by Senator John Lamping of Clayton which stands in opposition to the contraceptive edict issued by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pro-Life News May 23, 2012

Obama Admin Signs $20M Contract for Obamacare Public Relations Not only are Americans forced to fund abortions, and potentially rationing, in the Obamacare health care scheme, but new reports reveal they are spending $20 million on an election-year public relations plan to promote it. The Health and Human Services Department signed a $20 million contract with a public-relations firm to promote Obamacare in a new multimedia ad campaign designed to educate the public about its supposed benefits. The Hill indicates the ad campaign was a mandate included in the final health care law.

Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Obama HHS Mandate A new poll conducted by Marist College and released by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization, shows a majority of Americans oppose the controversial Obama HHS mandate that forces religious groups to pay for drugs that may cause abortions. “As America’s bishops and Catholic organizations around the country file lawsuits to protect their First Amendment rights from the government’s health care mandate, a new survey finds that a significant majority of Americans support the right to opt out of providing drugs, services and procedures for religious reasons,” the group said. According to the Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll, nearly three in four Americans (74 to 26 percent) say that freedom of religion should be protected, even if it conflicts with other laws. Majorities would also protect the First Amendment conscience rights of hospitals, health care workers and insurers.

Obama Loses 14 Points with Catholic Voters Over HHS Mandate As more than 40 Catholic groups file suit against the Obama administration over its HHS mandate forcing them to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for employees, new poling data shows President Barack Obama is tanking with Catholic voters. Ashley McGuire, Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association and the editor-in-chief of AltCatholicah, and Maureen Malloy Ferguson, Senior Policy Adviser with The Catholic Association, point out the huge 14-point loss the pro-abortion president has had with Catholics in recent months:

Former GOP Party Chair: Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks The former chairman of the Republican National Committee said in an interview on Monday that the Planned Parenthood abortion business targets African-Americans. Michael Steele told Laura Ingraham’s Monday radio show, when asked about the NAACP, that the prominent pro-abortion organization is no friend of the black community.  Steele also said the relationship between the NAACP and Planned Parenthood should be made better known. “It is one of those twists of history that I’ve yet to understand and how when you look at something like the NAACP siding up with an organization like Planned Parenthood that has as part of its history and its charter and its existence — you know, the use of abortion to eliminate and limit the number of African-Americans and other minorities in this country, to me it’s just beyond the pale,” Steele said.

Obama: Best Thing to Happen to the Pro-Life Movement in Years? As election talk increases and pro-lifers debate their best strategies, an article this weekend reminds me of an assertion that many may see as controversial but which I think we can reasonably conclude: The election of president Obama was the best thing for the pro-life movement in years. Before you stone me for defending the most pro-abortion president United States history, consider the complacency that prevailed when we had political leaders who were seemingly more pro-life. It was easier to sit back and just say “abortion is bad. Don’t have one.” But we went on about our days. Little vision drove us; little reality sunk in.

Florida Abortion Practitioner Quits Sooner Than Expected Orlando, Florida-based abortion practitioner Scott Spagnolo-Hye was expected to quit doing abortions next month, but it appears he may have already ended his career as an abortion practitioner at local abortion centers. As LifeNews reported recently, Spagnolo-Hye revealed in a videotaped conversation that June 2 will be the last day he does abortions in the central Florida city. Jill Stanek uncovered the video showing him speaking to a local pro-life advocate, one of many who have protested at his four abortion centers.

Father Kills Himself After Girlfriend Plans Abortion A father who worked as a personal trainer in England was recently discovered to have killed himself after his girlfriend said she planned to have an abortion of their child. The case reminds of the emotional fallout men face following a partner’s decision to have an abortion.  A Southampton Coroner’s Court hearing heard that Mark Horsted, known as Eddie, argued with his girlfriend, Victoria Lomas- Piddington about their relationship shortly before he took his own life. Horsted killed himself after discovering his girlfriend was planning to abort their unborn child.

ABC News Ignores Catholic Lawsuits Against HHS MandateABC on Monday and Tuesday completely ignored 12 major lawsuits filed by Catholic groups over the Obama-imposed birth control mandate. NBC allowed a mere 20 seconds to the topic.

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