Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pro-Life News, July 31, 2012

Democrats Prevent House Passage of Late-Term Abortion Ban House Democrats objected to a bill that would stop the policy of unlimited abortions for any reason throughout the entirety of pregnancy in the nation’s capital. The bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in D.C. needed a two-thirds vote but enough Democrats voted against the measure to prevent it from going to the Senate. The bill received a supportive vote of 220 to 154 with Republicans voting 203 to 6 for the bill and Democrats voting 148 to 17 against it. Read More

Obamacare’s Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate Takes Effect Tomorrow  Despite one positive ruling in a case allowing a company to be exempted from the Obamacare HHS mandate, the pro-abortion mandate that pro-life groups strenuously oppose will take effect tomorrow. A memo from the Catholic Association explains how the ruling was a positive step but not sufficient to stop the mandate nationwide.“Last week, a federal court dealt a major blow to the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring employers to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing drugs in their healthcare plans,” it said. Read More

China: Newborn Girl Found in Trash With Throat Cut, Fights for Life Another ghastly story is coming out of China, where women and children continued to be victimized daily by the one-child policy that nation employs which encourages abortions and infanticides. In this new story, an abandoned newborn baby girl is struggling for her life after a local man found her in a trash bin after having her throat cut. The bay girl, who still had her placenta and umbilical cord attached, is now receiving hospital treatment, according to a report in the London Daily Mail newspaper. Read More

Obama Admin Not Charging Nidal Hasan With Killing Unborn Baby I have written recently of President Obama’s “covert zeal” for the spread of abortion. I took that phrase from Abraham Lincoln’s description of how President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas sought — covertly — to spread slavery in the 1850s. In that column, I noted specific actions of this president to advance abortion-on-demand and to force us all to pay for it. Now, I want to focus on something Mr. Obama is not doing. He is not charging Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood killer, with violation of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA). This law was passed and signed in 2004. After the highly publicized conviction of Scott Peterson in California for the murder of his wife and her unborn child, the law was named the Laci and Conner Peterson Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Read More

Six Vatican Ambassadors Start Catholics for Romney Outreach Six former Vatican ambassadors have banded together to lead a new outreach for Mitt Romney presidential campaign to encourage Catholic voters to support him over pro-abortion President Barack Obama in November. The issue of abortion is one of the reasons for their decision to endorse Romney, as they explain in a new letter announcing the effort. Catholics for Romney National Co-Chairs and Former U.S. Ambassadors to the Holy See include Frank Shakespeare, Tom Melady, Ray Flynn, Jim Nicholson, Francis Rooney, and Mary Ann Glendon. Together, they wrote the following letter supporting the former governor. Read More

Obamacare Rationing Begins, States Cut Prescription Drug Benefits When Democrats in Congress pushed the Obamacare bill through, pro-life groups warned about rationing that could take place as a result. Although liberal groups and the mainstream media laughed at the projections, they are now coming to pass. A new report from Kaiser Health indicates states are now moving in the director of capping or cutting prescription drug benefits. Read More

Prayer Vigil Celebrates Effort to Keep Planned Parenthood Out Eleven months ago, 400 pro-life activists gathered in front of an empty building in Auburn Hills, Michigan to protest Planned Parenthood’s plan to use the building for an abortion clinic. Meanwhile, pleadings with the owners of the property resulted in a judgment that the building would not go to Planned Parenthood. This called for a celebration. On Saturday July 28, I joined a party at the Comfort Inn, whose owners cooperated in keeping the abortion clinic out of the neighborhood. Read More

White House Won’t Say Obama Position on Late-Term Abortion Ban The White House is refusing to say whether or not President Barack Obama supports or opposes a bill pending in the House today that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Read More

God Has Placed the Miracle of Adoption in Your Hands We long for miracles as believers. We pray for God to break in and do mighty works, we pray He will somehow surprise us with a work we can’t achieve by human hands. Yet He gives us that ability to be a part of that, if we will accept the invitation. Read More

First Ruling Upholding Fetal-Pain Abortion Ban a Pro-Life Milestone That the first court to consider and uphold a ban on abortions based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children have the capacity to feel pain before birth comes just one day before the House will vote on a bill to ban abortions in D.C. on that reason is not lost on pro-life advocates.. Read More

Euthanasia Rate in Netherlands Has Increased 73% Since 2003 On July 11, the Lancet published the long-awaited 2010 euthanasia statistics based on a meta-analysis by a group of researchers. Read More

Activists in Spain Once Applauded Aborted Babies as Trophies During the first weeks of November 1983, a meeting was held in the beautiful old city of Barcelona, Spain – the majestic city facing the Mediterranean Sea was overtaken by thousands of angry Spanish feminists. They were gathered there to conference on how to best change and repeal Spain’s protective abortion laws. Read More

Abortion Debate Help: What Makes Human Beings Valuable? It’s Life Report’s 150th episode, and Trent Horn is back in studio to discuss how pro-lifers should respond when their discussion of abortion gets down to the “metaphysical basement:” why are human beings valuable in the first place. Read More

Kansas Abortion Clinics Put Women at Risk With Filthy Conditions The State of Kansas will ask for summary judgment at a hearing on Friday, August 3, 2012, in a suit brought by Kansas abortionists challenging a clinic licensing law passed last year. Read More

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Democrats Prevent House Passing Late-Term D.C. Abortion Ban

This evening U.S. House Democrats blocked a bill that would stop the policy of unlimited abortions for any reason throughout the entirety of pregnancy in the nation’s capital. The bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in D.C. needed a two-thirds vote but enough Democrats voted against the measure to prevent it from going to the Senate.

The bill (H.R. 3803) received a supportive vote of 220 to 154 with Republicans voting 203 to 6 for the bill and Democrats voting 148 to 17 against it. Republicans voting against the late term abortion ban included: Reps. Bass (NH), Biggert, Bono Mack, Dent, Dold.

The legislation, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803), is strongly supported by pro-life groups and lawmakers and had the backing of Republicans and a handful of Democrats. However, with most members of the Democratic caucus voting against the bill, it did not receive enough votes to be approved.

The Council of the District of Columbia, employing authority delegated by Congress, repealed the entire D.C. abortion law. Thus, in the nation’s capital, abortion is currently legal for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.

The bill, sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, was approved by the House Judiciary Committee In the bill, Congress adopts findings that by 20 weeks after fertilization (if not earlier), the unborn child has the capacity to experience great pain. (This is equivalent to 22 weeks in the alternate “LMP” or “weeks of pregnancy” dating system used by ob-gyns and abortion providers.) The bill prohibits abortion after that point, except when an acute physical condition endangers the life of the mother. Johnson says seven states have already enacted very similar legislation; no court orders have blocked enforcement of any of those laws.

The vote follows a new poll released by the National Right to Life Committee and commissioned by the Polling Company. The poll found 63% of all respondents, and 70% of women respondents, favor banning abortion after the point where the unborn child can feel pain. Another 58% of all respondents, and 62% of women respondents, would be more likely to vote for a Member of Congress who votes to ban abortion after 22 weeks gestation in the District of Columbia. . . . Read More at LifeNews

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Monday, July 30, 2012

The 14th Victim at Fort Hood

By Ken Blackwell - ARRA News Service: I have written recently of President Obama's "covert zeal" for the spread of abortion. I took that phrase from Abraham Lincoln's description of how President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas sought--covertly--to spread slavery in the 1850s. In that column, I noted specific actions of this president to advance abortion-on-demand and to force us all to pay for it.

Now, I want to focus on something Mr. Obama is not doing. He is not charging Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood killer, with violation of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA). This law was passed and signed in 2004. After the highly publicized conviction of Scott Peterson in California for the murder of his wife and her unborn child, the law was named the Laci and Conner Peterson Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

There would seem to be no possibility of controversy in charging Hasan with violating UVVA. After all, it is indisputable that one of those killed was pregnant at the time of her death. Nor did the mother, Army Private Francheska Velez, contemplate an abortion. There would be no question of her exercising "choice" in this matter. In fact, her last words, most poignantly reported, were: "My baby! my baby!"

It was for just such heinous crimes that the UVVA was passed. It covers only those instances where a crime of violence is committed on federal property, or where other crimes covered by the federal code are being committed. This is how Wikipedia describes UVVA.

The Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-212) is a United States law which recognizes a "child in utero" as a legal victim, if he or she is injured or killed during the commission of any of over 60 listed federal crimes of violence. The law defines "child in utero" as "a member of the species Homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb".

The law is codified in two sections of the United States Code: Title 18, Chapter 1 (Crimes), §1841 (18 USC 1841) and Title 10, Chapter 22 (Uniform Code of Military Justice) §919a (Article 119a).

So, it is a law incorporated into the U.S. Code and most significantly in this case, it is applied to the military by including it in the UCMJ. Hasan was assigned to Fort Hood. So were all those who died. There could be no question of UVVA not applying in this case.

Apart from his "covert zeal" for abortion, what could explain President Obama's failure to apply this law in this case? He obviously has a problem with the law "recogniz[ing] the child in utero." But the law can in no way conflict with the Supreme Court's abortion rulings. This young mother chose life--for herself and her unborn child. The law does no more than recognize what we all know to be true. Even Joe Klein, that veritable liberal, acknowledges in his TIME Magazine column that "that thing in the womb is a human being." But President Obama does not want to recognize that simple truth.

The failure to charge Nidal Hasan with violation of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act is another instance of this president's failure to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." Americans are becoming increasingly pro-life. It is high time that the laws that protect unborn victims of violence be duly enforced.
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J. Ken Blackwell is a conservative family values and pro-life advocate. Blackwell is a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and a visiting professor at Liberty University School of Law. He is a contributing author to the ARRA News Service.
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Related Prior ARRA News Service Articles:
Jihad at Fort Hood, posted: Nov 7, 2009
Jihad at Fort Hood - Part II, posted: Nov. 9, 2009
Jihad at Fort Hood - Part III, posted: Nov. 10, 2009
Jihad at Fort Hood - Part IV (14 Murdered) & Jihadists in the Military, posted: Nov. 12, 2009
Why is the Obama Administration stifling the Hasan / Fort Hood Investigation? posted: Dec. 22, 2009
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pro-Life News, July 29, 2012

Pro-Lifers Lobbying Hard to Pass Ban on Late Abortions in DC Leading pro-life groups are working overtime to convince members of the House to support a bill up for a vote tomorrow that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the nation’s capital.  The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3803, the D.C. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, on Tuesday following an afternoon debate. H.R. 3541 is scheduled for consideration under “Suspension of the Rules,” so a two-thirds majority will be necessary for passage — a number that will be difficult to reach given the pushback from pro-abortion groups bent on keeping abortion on demand legal throughout pregnancy in the District of Columbia. read more

Judge Upholds Arizona Law Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks A federal judge in Arizona has issued a ruling upholding that state’s new law that goes into effect on Thursday and bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  The ACLU sued to stop the law after legislators passed the bill to ban abortions after that period of time except in very rare cases of medical emergency. The bill also requires abortion facilities to allow women to have an ultrasound of their unborn baby at least 24 hours prior to having the abortion. In many cases women change their minds about a planned abortion after seeing the images of their developing child. read more

Romney Applauds Ruling Striking Blow at Obama HHS Mandateent Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is elated that a federal court has issued the first victory for pro-life advocates taking on the controversial Obama HHS mandate that requires religious employers to pay for or refer employees for birth control and abortion-causing drugs.  Romney said he was pleased the court issued an injunction in one case to prevent the federal government from requiring businesses to cover contraception in their health plans.  “Freedom of conscience has won an important victory,” Romney said, saying the “injunction preventing the federal government from forcing one family business from having to choose between keeping its doors open and violating its faith is a step in the right direction.” read more

Colorado Theater Shooter Won’t be Charged for Killing Unborn Baby Alleged Colorado theater shooter James Holmes appeared in court today and was charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the horrific shooting during the opening of the latest “Batman” movie.  Although prosecutors want to hold him accountable for the death of each and every person who died or he attempted to kill that evening, Holmes will not be charged with killing an unborn child. That’s because Colorado is one of more than a dozen states that does not recognize unborn children as people before birth for the purposes of criminal law. read more

First Plaintiff Beats Obama HHS-Abortion Mandate in Court A federal court issued an order Friday that halts enforcement of the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate against a Colorado family-owned business while an Alliance Defending Freedom lawsuit challenging the mandate continues in court. The decision only applies to the company, and the court emphasized the ruling did not apply nationwide. The mandate has generated massive opposition from pro-life groups because it forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties. read more

Senate Disabilities Treaty Presents Abortion Concerns It’s the latest threat to parents’ rights that no one knows about–and yesterday, the Senate moved one step closer to making it the law of the land. Like most U.N. treaties, this one sounds harmless enough.  But make no mistake–its innocuous name, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), masks a cunning attack on parental authority, unborn life, and U.S. sovereignty. Of course, this is a favorite strategy of liberal administrations: using treaties to get radical policies through the country’s backdoor. In this instance, it would bring our nation even closer to President Obama’s apparent goal of putting America under global governance. read more

House Votes Tuesday to Stop Unlimited Abortions in Nation’s Capital The House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on legislation that would stop the policy of unlimited abortions for any reason throughout the entirety of pregnancy in the nation’s capital. The legislation, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803), is strongly backed by the National Right to Life Committee and leading pro-life organizations. NRLC supports the bill, saying it would end the current legal policy allowing abortion, for any reason, until the moment of birth in the nation’s capital. read more

American Cancer Society Continues Defending Planned Parenthood Grants The American Cancer Society’s grants to Planned Parenthood “to improve the health of the unborn fetus” is about as practical as the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of grants to the abortion giant for the imaginary mammograms Planned Parenthood offers. Yes, Planned Parenthood does deliver babies…about 330,000 every year. The catch is these babies are delivered through a vacuum piece by piece, sucked into a jar, and thrown out as medical waste in the name of “choice.” read more


FBI Told to Quit Harassing Pro-Life Advocate Over Free Speech A pro-life legal group has issued a letter to the FBI asking officials to quit harassing a peaceful pro-life advocate who is only expressing his First Amendment free speech rights by protesting outside abortion facilities. The Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) because they threatened and questioned pro-life advocate Andrew Moore at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 13. The FBI agents talked to Moore for over an hour about his peaceful free speech activities that take place on public sidewalks outside of Southwestern Abortion Clinic in Dallas. The letter demands that the FBI stop the harassment. read more

Billy Graham: Abortion Has Taken America’s Morality Downhill Evangelist Bill Graham says abortion has taken America’s morality downhill — so frat that the nation is on par with cities in the Old testament that God destroyed because of their lack of sexual morality.  Graham’s comments com in the form of a new open letter titled “My Heart Aches for America” that addresses concerns about moral issues. In a new prayer letter Billy Graham writes: “My heart aches for America and its deceived people. The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance.”  read more

Underpopulation is Taking America Over a Financial Cliff Social security is about to go belly up, financially speaking. And at the head of this crisis is a demographic disproportion: there are simply too few young people coming into the workforce to support the increasing numbers of elderly baby boomers who are retiring. read more

Ban on Abortions in DC After 20 Weeks Protects Women’s Health In Washington, DC, no protections exist for unborn children and for their mothers from the harms that abortion inflicts. This week, Congress will have a chance to remedy that. The House of Representatives will hold a vote on the H.R. 3803: the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. At stake, the long-term welfare of women, girls and their unborn children. read more

Just Say No: Why Abstinence Is the Way to Go On July 6, 2012, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a pro-abstinence staff report called “A Better Approach to Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Sexual Risk Avoidance.” This report details how Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA), abstinence, truly lowers the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and unintended teenage pregnancies as opposed to comprehensive sex education (CSE), which only focuses on reducing these risks. read more

Irish Catholic Church Must Oppose Planned Parenthood Abortion Agenda Tony O’Brien (pictured), one of the leading campaigners for the legalization of abortion in Ireland, and formerly chief executive of the Irish Family Planning Association, has been appointed Director General of Ireland’s Health Service Executive. The Irish Family Planning Association is, of course, an affiilate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the world’s largest abortion-promoting agency. read more

Bloomberg’s Locking Up Formula Shows “My Body, My Choice” a Myth New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is facing significant criticism this morning for targeting moms of newborn babies who decide or are unable to breastfeed their infants. read more

“Pro-Choice” New Yorkers: You Got What You Wanted in Bloomberg You wanted to do whatever you wanted to do with your body, and then claim you had a right to kill your own children when you conceived them because it was just so unfair for anyone to expect you to let that child use you against your will. You said you needed your choices, and you needed them without judgement or criticism. You tossed God’s law aside and said that your rights come from man’s law, and that worked for you as long as you thought you were getting your way. Motherhood be damned. read more

Two Men HIV-Free After New Adult Stem Cell Breakthrough Adult stem cells are responsible for another incredible scientific breakthrough. read more

Huge Medicaid Fraud Case Against Planned Parenthood Continues A huge lawsuit filed by a former top officially with Planned Parenthood’s California affiliate is continuing as the law firm representing him and his case concerning its massive Medicaid fraud is heading to an appeals court. read more

100 Days to the Election: Pro-Lifers Get Involved NOW There are just 100 days left until the presidential election that leading pro-life groups say could impact the legality of abortion in the United States for another 40 years. read more


Baby With Down Syndrome Becomes Model for Fashion Desiner Some of the most encouraging news in our world today is that people with Down Syndrome are beginning to be treated like the valuable human beings they are. read more

Assisted Suicide Backers Confident They’ll Win in Massachusetts Massachusetts is the latest battleground over euthanasia with an initiative on the ballot in November to adopt a statute similar to those in Oregon and Washington, which allow physicians to prescribe suicide for their patients. read more

Prenatal Testing: A Double-Edged Sword Leading to Abortion Peering into the womb and glimpsing the developing new life within is an exhilarating experience made possible through ultrasound technology. Yet the marvels of ultrasound are meant for more than allowing parents to lovingly gaze upon their unborn child. This is a powerful, non-invasive tool for diagnosing numerous medical conditions, some of which can be corrected prior to birth. read more

Important Court Ruling Assures Women Can Know Abortion RisksThe increased risk for suicide for women who experience abortion was front and center in a pivotal court ruling this week. United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld an important provision in a 2005 South Dakota informed consent statute. The provision at issue requires that physicians seeking to perform an abortion inform the patient of the increased risk of suicide and suicidal ideation attendant to the procedure. read more

War on Women: Planned Parenthood Denies Info on Abortion Risks South Dakota is doing everything it can to let downtrodden pregnant women know there are better, healthier options than abortion. read more

Australia Doctor Guilty of Creating Do-It-Yourself Abortion Site Out of Australia comes breaking news in the case of abortionist Adrienne Freeman. Freeman, an obstetrician, set up a website instructing women how to abort at home, as well as how to obtain the abortion pill RU-486 without a prescription. Freeman was found guilty of unprofessional conduct, but unfortunately, she won’t lose her medical license. read more

Like Sanger, Obama More Interested in Abortion Than Women’s Lives It is in our nature to mourn the loss of life. How much more tragic when the life of a mother is taken at the same time her child is ripped from her womb. read more

Euthanasia Backers Now Want Assisted Suicide Without Doctors I often say that if you want to see where and how society will next go wrong, just look at the articles on ethics and culture currently being published in the world’s top medical and bioethics journals. Latest case in point, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine urging that doctors be taken out of assisted suicide because too many refuse to participate. read more

Michigan Senate Committee Approves Key Pro-Life Abortion Bill A Michigan state Senate committee has approved a package of pro-fie bills intended to protect women and unborn children and further drive down the number of abortions in the state. read more

Spain Will End Abortions Targeting Disabled Babies Spain’s justice minister, Alberto Ruiz-Gallard√≥n, says upcoming legislation reforming the nation’s laws on abortions will eliminate fetal deformity as a basis for killing the unborn. That will end abortions targeting disabled children. read more

Moms At Risk for Abortion Tell Congress Pregnancy Centers Helped As the federal government mandates insurance coverage for contraceptives, including abortion-causing drugs, and promulgates additional rules for implementing Obamacare, Americans may be forced to pay for the heinous practice of abortion. Heartbeat International was on Capitol Hill recently leading moms who want to advance pro-child policies at the national level. read more

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shackles Only She Could See

Silent No More Campaign: Valerie (Texas) was coerced into an abortion at age of 15. Less than two years later, she had a second abortion and recalls, as the procedure began, crying out "That's my baby!." Valerie shares how the abortion led to a dark, lonely road and into a downward spiral of reckless behavior for many year. After her daughter Abigail was born, she found healing at a Rachel's Vineyard Retreat in her area. Today, she honors her children Angela and Jacob, her Saints in heaven. It is because of their love and forgiveness that I am Silent No More. For more stories of abortion from those who have had them, please visit SilentNoMoreAwareness.org


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Friday, July 27, 2012

Washington! It Is Time To Stop Digging!


Washington Could Learn A Lot: If you keep on digging, you'll put yourself deeper and deeper in the hole. The bureaucrats and politicians in Washington, D.C. have put this country in a $15,874,876,409,526.41 hole (U.S. national debt ending on July 20, 2012).

Maybe its time we stop digging!

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WashingtonCouldLearnALot.com is a project of Public Notice Research and Education Fund (PNREF). PNREF is an independent non-profit dedicated to educating the American people about economic policy and the principles of economic freedom. PNREF believes an empowered American public will cause lawmakers to be better stewards of the nation’s economy, and of Americans’ economic freedom. If you agree, watch, comment and share this video!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Revealing the Graphic Reality of Abortion

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life : talks about a project to reveal the graphic reality of abortion. The project involves places images on aborted babies on large trucks. To get involved, please sign up today at http://www.PriestsForLife.org/Trucks


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pro-Life News, July 25, 2012

Obama Admin Sends Another $426K to Planned ParenthoodFor the third time this month and the fifth time overall, the Obama administration has override the decision of a state to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Less than a week after a young black woman died from a legal abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago, Illinois, the Obama administration has gone against the decision by the North Carolina legislature to withdraw taxpayer funds from the abortion giant. The Obama administration usurped the will of the North Carolina legislature by awarding $426,000 in federal grants directly to Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state. read more

Obama Responds to Abortion Death: More Planned Parenthood FundingPresident Barack Obama has responded to the recent death of a young black woman from a botched legal abortion at a Chicago, Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic. Although not directly responding, Obama’s reaction on the campaign trail is for more taxpayer funding for the abortion business. As LifeNews reported, Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night after having a second-trimester abortion at a Chicago-area Planned Parenthood clinic. She died after a hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, according to the medical examiner’s office following an autopsy after the abortion that claimed her life. read more

Congressman Wants Hearing on Planned Parenthood Abortion Death
A leading member of Congress who has already started the process of investigating the Planned Parenthood abortion business related to Medicaid fraud and potentially hiding cases of sexual abuse of minors says it should be probed over a recent abortion death.  As LifeNews reported, Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night after having a second-trimester abortion at a Chicago-area Planned Parenthood clinic. She died after a hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, according to the medical examiner’s office following an autopsy after the abortion that claimed her life. read more

Romney Lays Out Pro-Life Agenda He Would Take as PresidentMitt Romney has laid out the pro-life agenda he would take as president, if elected to defeat pro-abortion President Barack Obama this November.The agenda, written in a letter to voters asking his campaign where he stands on pro-life issues, would have Romney reinstated the Mexico City Policy to prevent taxpayer funding of groups like Planned Parenthood that promote and perform abortions overseas. It includes supporting the reversal of Roe v. Wade, supporting pro-life legislation pending in Congress, and appointing the kind of judges who would be most likely to reverse Roe. read more

Hospital Bans Wife Who Doesn’t Want Husband’s Care RationedAnother story of abuse by health care providers. Seniors at Risk has been working with this Ontario family for the past month, after it was brought to our attention by one of our website readers.  Marilyn Nelson and her spouse Arthur Hippe, both in their sixties, have shared the last 26 years together. Today though, the loving couple is prevented from seeing one another, except for two hours a day in a Toronto-area hospital, where they are not permitted a single moment of privacy. read more

Woman’s Death at Planned Parenthood Shows Abortion Not SafeReports of a 24-year-old woman dying from heavy bleeding as the result of having an abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood reinforce the dire need we have for regulations in the abortion industry. As long as this horrific procedure is legal it needs to be regulated as all surgeries so that a complication such as the one experienced by a Chicago woman don’t mean certain death for two people.  According to a news report: Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night from a hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, as well as an intrauterine pregnancy as contributing causes, according to the medical examiner’s office. read more

Pro-Abortion Legal Group Infiltrating Nations WorldwideThe Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal group promoting an international right to abortion, is expanding its presence and advocacy into more countries with assets of over $21,000,000.  The Center is spreading its legal research, UN advocacy and local networking to several nations in Asia, including Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The Center will work in these countries through its new Asian office in Kathmandu, Nepal– a country it celebrates as a ‘proud achievement’ following a radical change in Nepal’s law it helped orchestrate to allow abortion on demand. read more

Abortion Activists Vandalize Pregnancy Center’s Bus AdAbortion activists not only vandalized a bus ad a pregnancy center ran in Seattle, Washington to reach women with information about abortion alternatives, but pro-abortion stalwarts are applauding each other for doing so. read more

Submit Your Application Now for the Fall 40 Days for Life“Ex Planned Parenthood manager — fired after speaking out against a dangerous abortion procedure — conducts 40 Days for Life campaign outside her former workplace, leading to its permanent closure.” read more

Obama’s Abortion-HHS Mandate is Both Unjust and IllegalTo recap two major problems with the HHS mandate: it restricts the natural right of religious freedom and imposes a false view of religion. read more

Five Million Children Born With IVF, But How Many LostThe Singularity Hub reports that recently the International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies estimates 5 million children have been born using IVF since 1978. Writer David Hill says, “It’s time to applaud fertility specialists for all their baby making efforts,” and “Chalk up another win for technology.”. read more

Rick Santorum to be Spokesman for Adult Stem Cell Research GroupFormer Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently announced he will serve as the national spokesperson for Give Cures — The John Paul II Stem Cell Research Institute, an organization founded to focus on alternative stem cell research that respects the dignity of every human life. read more

Natural Family Planning Builds a Culture of LifePope Benedict XVI offered an encouraging message to the recent meeting of the Equipes Notre Dame (translation: Teams of Our Lady), a pro-marriage apostolate. The Holy Father invited all Christian married couples to be “the gentle and smiling face of the Church.” There is no greater way for couples to achieve this than to joyfully open their marriage to the gift of life. read more

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pro-Life News, July 24, 2012

Planned Parenthood Injures Another Woman in Botched AbortionThe death of a young woman at a Chicago Planned Parenthood facility following a failed abortion has garnered nationwide news and attention. However, on the same day last Friday, the abortion business also injured another woman in a botched abortion. The Pro-Life Action League uncovered the botched abortion and local pro-life advocates helping provide women outside the Planned Parenthood clinic with alternatives information provided the group a picture (shown here) of the ambulance arriving at the abortion company’s location. read more

Demand Obama Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion DeathNew information is surfacing about the young woman who died from a botched second-trimester abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago on Friday along with reports that a second Chicago area Planned Parenthood summoned an ambulance for an abortion patient on the same day, prompting continued calls for a thorough investigation.  Tonya Reaves, 24, died Friday evening after suffering massive bleeding following a Dilation and Evacuation abortion at the Loop Center Health Care Planned Parenthood. She left a one-year old son named Alvin, a grieving fianc√©, and an upset family that is now demanding answers. read more

Mitt Romney Bashes China One-Child Policy in VFW Speech
In a speech today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered an address on foreign policy and national security at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Reno, Nevada. During the remarks, Romney took on China over its one-child policy that has resulted in massive human rights abuses such as forced abortions, forced sterilizations. The policy has been so bad that human rights attorney Chen Guangcheng was forced to flee the nation after years of imprisonment and home detention for speaking out on behalf of victims. read more

Mother of Two Aborted Baby One-Week Before Due DateA British woman, Sarah Catt, 35, self-aborted her unborn child just one week before her baby’s due date. She was eventually charged and pleaded guilty to administering poison to procure the miscarriage after using a drug she purchased online to abort her baby. Catt now faces jail for aborting her baby herself in the final week of pregnancy and police have still been unable to locate the body of the unborn child. Catt reportedly purchased a drug over the Internet and was charged with taking it with “intent to procure a miscarriage.” She pleaded guilty but would not cooperate with police on the location of where she disposed of the body of her baby. read more

Court Orders Planned Parenthood: Inform Women of Abortion-Suicide LinkA federal appeals court has upheld a provision of a South Dakota law requiring the states lone abortion business, operated by Planned Parenthood, that it has to inform women of the validity of the link between abortion and suicide. With women facing a host of mental health issues following an abortion, Planned Parenthood can no longer keep women in the dark about them. An en banc panel of the court declared that South Dakota’s statute that requires abortion doctors to disclose to pregnant mothers that an abortion places the mother at increased risk for suicide ideation and suicide constitutional because the disclosure is truthful, non-misleading, and relevant to the pregnant mother’s decision of whether or not to consent to an abortion. read more

Democrats Don’t Remove Ad Making Fun of MS Patient Ann RomneyLast week, LifeNews reported on a Democratic Party ad that essentially made fun of a patient with multiple sclerosis, the wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The Democratic National Committee unveiled a video featuring footage of Ann Romney’s dancing show horse as a way of mocking Mitt Romney for “dancing” around the issue of his taxes and whether he would make public additional tax returns that the IRS has certified are legitimate. The video was meant to be the first in a series of videos on the topic and the first featured the horse, owned jointly by Ann and Mitt Romney. read more

Study: Parents of Kids With Disabilities Beating Abortion CultureA new study shows parents of kids with disabilities who may have received suggestions to have an abortion of their baby before birth are battling back against that abortion culture thanks in part to social networking web sites. A new study published this week in the highly accredited pediatric medicine journal, Pediatrics, reveals social networks are trumping the medical establishment. The study is entitled The Experience of Families with Children with Trisomy 13 and 18 in Social Networks. read more

Women Will Lead Next Battles to Stop Obamacare ImplementationConservatives have won the latest battle in the war to make President Obama’s health care law obsolete. The House vote on July 11 to repeal Obamacare brings us one step closer to replacing it. Unfortunately, the repeal is unlikely to pass in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and the president has vowed to veto any repeal effort. Nonetheless, as strong women leaders representing our members and constituents, we are committed to keep at it until this legislation is off the books. read more

Obamacare’s Rationing Independent Payment Advisory Board Must GoObamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board is authoritarian. It does not “advise,” it imposes on cost cutting for Medicare–even over a presidential veto. Moreover, it’s imposed “advice” is also immune from judicial review.  read more

Identical Twins Start Showing Differences in the WombIdentical twins may share the same womb and may have so few differences that it is often difficult to tell them apart, but are born with different alterations to their DNA that can affect the activity of individual genes, according to a new study from Australian researchers. read more

Hercules Versus Obama in Court on The HHS Abortion MandateWho will win in court in a battle between Hercules and the Obama administration? At issue is the controversial mandate that requires religious groups and businesses to pay or refer for drugs that cause abortions, birth control and sterilizations under Obamacare. read more

How “Reproductive Rights” Conflict with Natural Right“Reproductive rights.” That’s how Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion politicians have been terming the right to abortion . read more

Stem Cell Bank Closes as Embryonic Research Dies OffIt would seem that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is not alone as it increasingly moves away from human embryonic stem cell research (hESCR) and towards adult and other non-embryonic avenues of stem cell research. read more

BBC Bashed for Program Attacking Catholic Church’s Pro-Life ViewsThe remarkable Dr. Robert Walley wrote an open letter to the BBC about the debate we blogged on earlier. Following the Gates’ Summit on Family Planning, the BBC titled the segment “Should We Promote Contraception In Developing Countries?”. read more

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President Obama’s “Covert Zeal” for Abortion

By Ken Blackwell, Contributing Author: Abraham Lincoln faced a similar problem in 1854 when he spoke of the “covert zeal” of President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Steven A. Douglas for the spread of slavery. These leading Democrats never said they were in favor of slavery. They simply viewed the right of whites to choose slavery for blacks as a “sacred principle of self government.”Lincoln abhorred this subterfuge.

President Obama doesn't talk about abortion much. He famously tried to avoid the question in 2008 when Pastor Rick Warren asked him what rights, if any, unborn children have. "The answer to that question is above my pay grade," he said then. With his strong election victory,Barack Obama was promoted to the office where the buck stops, where such questions demand an answer. His answer has been clear: None. The unborn have no rights at any time, in any context.

President Obama has been the most pro-abortion president in history. That was a distinction not easily won, especially after eight years of Bill and Hillary Clinton. They famously said abortion should be "safe,legal and rare." That seemed to be a middle path. But the only place they made abortion rare was in Antarctica. President Clinton sent out the Red Cable to all U.S. Embassies ordering them to press their host countries to make abortion on demand legal and paid for by the state.

Yet, Hillary told Newsweek abortion is "wrong."(October 31, 1994 issue). She only said it once in her entire career. Still,she said it.

Barack Obama has never said that. From his first public office, he has been an advocate for abortion on demand. He led the fight in the Illinois State Senate to deny protection for newborn children who survive abortion attempts. These children are U.S. citizens under the Fourteenth Amendment. And just as too many states denied "equal protection of the laws" to black Americans under a century of unjust Jim Crow laws, Barack Obama denied protection of Illinois laws to newborns in the Land of Lincoln because they had been targeted for abortion. It is tragically ironic that a disproportionate number of these late term botched abortions are performed on minority women.

As president, Bill Clinton twice vetoed the ban on Partial-Birth Abortions. Elena Kagan strongly urged him to veto the law. President Obama elevated Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. This outspoken advocate of Partial-Birth Abortion, not surprisingly, voted to approve Obamacare--the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade. We can have little doubt as to how Kagan will rule if the lawsuits filed by dozens of Catholic dioceses make it to the Supreme Court. She is unlikely to surprise and shock any liberal abortion advocates as Chief Justice John Roberts shocked and appalled millions of pro-lifers with his last minute shift of position. For pro-lifers, the shocks and the surprises only come one way with the Supreme Court. Liberal pro-abortion advocates never find one of their own jumping the traces. They vote in lockstep to uphold the Culture of Death.

Like the Clintons, President Obama opposed the ban on Partial-Birth Abortions. Nurse Brenda Pratt Shafer described what she saw in a Partial-Birth Abortion. It requires re-reading now:
"I stood at the doctor's side and watched him perform a partial-birth abortion on a woman who was six months pregnant. The baby's heartbeat was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen. The doctor delivered the baby's body and arms, everything but his little head. The baby's body was moving. His little fingers were clasping together. He was kicking his feet. The doctor took a pair of scissors and inserted them into the back of the baby's head, and the baby's arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby does when he thinks that he might fall. Then the doctor opened the scissors and he stuck the high-powered suction tube into the hole and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby was completely limp. I never went back to the clinic. But I am still haunted by the face of that little boy. It was the most perfect, angelic face I have ever seen."
Just reading about such a horror led pro-choice liberal columnist Richard Cohen to oppose it.
...the fact remains that the anti-abortion people are on to something. Late-term abortions may be necessary, but you cannot read about them without feeling diminished as a human being. Something awful has happened, and simply as a matter of principle we ought to be opposed. We ought to say, in short, that this procedure cannot be used -- that late-term abortions cannot be permitted at all--unless we absolutely have no choice. ["Reason to Shudder," Washington Post, July 4, 2000].

Cohen said then that people who don't shudder at this nightmare make him shudder. President Obama does not shudder. Nor does Justice Elena Kagan. They have a cool and detached view. To them, the fetus has no rights, ever. And "the right to choose" can mean the right to a dead child.

From his first day in office until now, President Obama has quietly but vigorously pushed the abortion agenda. He records promotional videos for Planned Parenthood. This group kills 340,000 of the more than1,200,000 unborn children killed each year by abortion. Under Obamacare, they will be able to kill millions more.
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J. Ken Blackwell is a conservative family values and pro-life advocate. Blackwell is a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and a visiting professor at Liberty University School of Law. He is a contributing author to the ARRA News Service.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Pro-Life News, July 23, 2012

Woman Dies After Second-Trimester Abortion at Planned Parenthood
A young woman has died after having a second-trimester abortion at a Chicago-area Planned Parenthood clinic. Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night, according to a local CBS television station, of hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, according to the medical examiner’s office following an autopsy after the abortion that claimed her life.  CBS Chicago said Reaves died after the abortion she had at 18 S. Michigan Avenue Planned Parenthood facility. The woman was transported from the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:20 P.M. read more

Congress Asked to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion DeathLeading pro-life advocates are calling on Congress to investigate Planned Parenthood following another death of a woman from a legal abortion at one of its clinics — this time in Chicago, Illinois.In response to news that a young woman, Tonya Reaves, died after a botched abortion at Planned Parenthood, the Susan B. Anthony List renewed the call for a congressional investigation into the abortion provider. read more

Obama Campaign Targets Romney for Wanting Roe Overturned
The Obama campaign is targeting presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the battleground state of Virginia. The Obama camp is running a series of billboards that highlight Romney’s position favoring the reversal of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that allowed unlimited abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy. The ad quotes Romney from a debate earlier this year, saying, “Do I believe the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade? Yes, I do.” read more

Woman Who Survived Colorado Theater Shooting Gives BirthThe Colorado theater shooter may have taken a dozen lives and injured dozens more in his rampage but he wasn’t able to claim the life of one person — an unborn child just days away from birth. However, the father is in serious medical condition and needs support. According to an AP report, a pregnant woman who escaped the deadly shooting uninjured delivered her baby today as her wounded husband remains in critical condition in the hospital. Today, 21-year-old Katie Medley gave birth but her husband, 23-year-old Caleb Medley, was shot in the head and remains hospitalized. read more

Father of Pro-Life Student Killed by Car Gives Moving Tribute When euthanasia became a dirty word the Voluntary Euthanasia Society changed its name to ‘Dignity in Dying’ in January 2006. In 2008 Conservative MP for Reigate Crispin Blunt (pictured) claimed responsibility for the move.
‘I claim responsibility for encouraging the Voluntary Euthanasia Society to change its name’ he exclaimed in a in a Westminster Hall Adjournment Debate on 11 November 2008. read more

President Obama’s “Covert Zeal” Supporting Unlimited AbortionAbraham Lincoln faced a similar problem in 1854 when he spoke of the “covert zeal” of President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas for the spread of slavery. These leading Democrats never said they were in favor of slavery. They simply viewed the right of whites to choose slavery for blacks as a “sacred principle of self-government.” Lincoln abhorred this subterfuge.
President Obama doesn’t talk about abortion much. He famously tried to avoid the question in 2008 when Pastor Rick Warren asked him what rights, if any, unborn children have. “The answer to that question is above my pay grade,” he said then. With his strong election victory, Barack Obama was promoted to the office where the buck stops, where such questions demand an answer. His answer has been clear: None. The unborn have no rights at any time, in any context.
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Colorado Theater Shooting Reminds Us Human Life is PreciousReminders of the Fall were all around us this weekend. Of course an entire nation mourned the massacre in Denver, but even more died — anonymously — in a horrific truck crash Sunday night in Texas. The sports world waited to see the NCAA’s verdict on Penn State’s malice and neglect, and as Israelis once again counted the cost of terror, the International Olympic Committee rubbed salt in old wounds by refusing to acknowledge the Games’ greatest tragedy. And that’s just the news from the headlines. As I tried to retreat from the news, I got a Facebook message telling me that a childhood friend was found unresponsive and rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery to repair damage caused by an aneurysm. read more

Twenty Years After Casey Shows Judges Matter on Abortion The lesson of Casey is that the nomination and confirmation of judges with a sound judicial philosophy is an essential foundation stone of a culture of life. read more

Pro-Life View: Do People Have a Right to Control Their Bodies? Trent Horn begins the show with a discussion of what a philosophy is (and isn’t) and talks about why pro-life advocates need to study the discipline of philosophy. Issues Trent touches on that need philosophical reflection include. read more

Chinese Woman Victimized by Forced Sterilization After Lawsuit A Chinese woman has become the victim of a forced sterilization after she and her husband petitioned to receive the funds a court awarded in a lawsuit they filed. read more

Woman Arrested for Taking Teen for Secret Out-of-State Abortion An Indiana woman has been arrested for taking a teenager out of state for a secret abortion without her parents’ knowledge. Kacy L. Heath, 43, of Owensville, Indiana, has been charged with to the delinquency of a minor, a class C felony; and conspiracy to commit identity theft, a class D felony. read more

New Student-Run Web Site Promotes Natural Family Planning We want sexy back!” This is the cry of today’s generation, raised in a sex-drenched culture that threatens to empty relationships between the sexes of all love, meaning and romance.. read more

Polling Data Shows Next Generation Doesn’t Endorse Abortion This June, Students for Life of America released the results of a nationwide study, in which we surveyed 805 18-24 year-olds about the upcoming 2012 election, unconstitutional HHS Mandate, and abortion. We knew that a lot of folks tend to try to put young people in a neat little box when it comes to the issue of abortion, but, with this rising generation, we knew we had to shed some light into how they are really thinking and the changing of this debate. read more

German Court Ruling on Assisted Suicide Request Panned A leading pro-life group is not happy with the Thursday decision by the European Court of Human Rights in Koch v. Germany. read more

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