Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pro-Life News, Oct. 27, 2013

Millions of Americans are Losing Their Current Health Care Policies Under Obamacare Hundreds of thousands of people have received notices from their health insurance companies cancelling their current policies. It turns out that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Millions of Americans are going to lose their existing coverage. The Weekly Standard reports that health policy expert Bob Laszewski has analyzed the impact of Obamacare’s complex regulations on the individual health insurance market. According to his findings, 85% of existing individual plans do not comply with Obamacare. Translation: 16 million people will lose their current policies. Read More

Pro-Life Movie “Doonby” Will Hit Theaters on November 1 A modern take on It’s a Wonderful Life, the spellbinding thriller, Doonby, is set to release in theaters nationwide on November 1, 2013. Written and directed by Irish filmmaker Peter Mackenzie, Doonby examines how much one man’s life can affect those around him while answering the larger questions of what one life is worth. Starring John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville) as Sam Doonby, alongside Will Wallace. Read More

Scientists Show Unborn Children Begin Anticipating Touch in the Womb Researchers from Durham and Lancaster Universities in the U.K. recently discovered a connection between a baby’s ability to predict its own facial touching and its level of physical and psychological development. The discovery was made possible by 4D imaging technology, which shows 3D ultrasounds in real time. In later stages of gestation, namely in the third trimester, the pre-born child begins to anticipate his own actions by opening his mouth while his hand is traveling towards his face.Read More

Your Tax Dollars Will Fund Abortions and Planned Parenthood Under Obamacare, Here’s How On a Friday night back in December 2009, Senate Majority Leader Reid was in tense negotiations with then-Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, as Reid desperately needed Nelson’s vote to secure Senate passage of ObamaCare. Finally, Nelson had what Politico described as a “breakthrough” that lead to a deal, as Politico reported a few days later. Part of the deal, Politico wrote, was that “people who receive federal subsidies would need to write two separate checks as a way to ensure that none of the federal dollars went toward the abortion premium.” Six days later, Senator Nelson took to the Senate floor to explain in detail the deal he had negotiated. With respect to the two check requirement, Senator Nelson said: “In the Senate bill, if you are receiving Federal assistance to buy insurance, and if that plan has any abortion coverage, the insurance company must bill you separately, and you must pay separately from your own personal funds–perhaps a credit card transaction, your separate personal check, or automatic withdrawal from your bank account– for that abortion coverage. Read More

Obama’s Abortion Pill Mandate is Currently Losing in Court 32-5 According to Alliance Defending Freedom, the Obama HHS mandate is currently losing 32-5 in federal courts from all of the lawsuits ADF and other pro-life legal groups have brought. “The Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate 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 by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies if the mandate’s requirements aren’t met,” ADF says. Read More

13 Reasons Why Life Is Beautiful From its very beginning, life has value. Here are just a few reasons why life is so beautiful! Read More



Are You Subsidizing Abortion Coverage Under Obamacare? Starting this month, uninsured Americans have the option to purchase health insurance through their state exchanges. What you may not know is that many of the plans being offered include elective abortion coverage! Twenty-three states have exercised their right under Obamacare to exclude abortion coverage, but for the remaining twenty-seven, that decision has been left to insurance companies. If you are receiving this alert, it is because you live in one of the states that allow elective abortion on their state exchange. Read More

Tweetfest on Wednesday Will Demand End to Hiding Abortion Funding in Obamacare Being forced to pay for abortion because of the secrecy of coverage is anti-choice., and, really, it’s also un-American. A new social media event seeks to highlight this and bring about change. “Tell @Sebelius to #BeTransparent. Why won’t #Obamacare tell us which plans include #abortion?” says the sample tweet that is one of many for the Oct. 30 event, TweetFest: Tell Sebelius to #BeTransparent about Abortion Coverage in Obamacare, which takes place at a computer, tablet or smartphone nearest to you between 9 a.m. and noon next Wednesday. Read More

95% of Women Having Abortions: Planned Parenthood Told Me Nothing About My Baby David C Reardon conducted one of the most extensive interviews of postabortion women ever done. He asked them questions about their abortion experiences. The women he interviewed were involved in pro-life ministries that help postabortion women, and most of them, at some level at least, regretted their abortions. Here are the ways that many of the women answered his questions. 24% took a week to make the decision to have an abortion, 12% 2 to 3 weeks, 6% 4 to 6 weeks , 7% seven weeks or more Read More

Archbishop Chaput: Right to Life is Still the Foundational Human Right It’s not a secret to anyone that I am a huge admirer of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. He is a graceful writer who is able to pack an amazing amount in insight into his weekly columns for “Catholic Philly.” I particularly enjoyed his thoughts and reflections this week on “Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics.” Read More

“I Made a Mistake” – Heartbreaking Signs Tells of Woman’s Abortion Pain Abortion promises relief … that for around $500, your worries and fears will go away with a 15-minute surgery. It is sold and encouraged by many as the “responsible” solution. That may be the promise before an abortion. But afterwards, a woman’s face tells a very different story. That’s why it is so important that we stand vigil — before the abortion, to be a sign of hope … and after the abortion, to represent our Lord’s mercy. Read More

Terry McAuliffe: I Will Never Compromise on Promoting Abortion During Thursday’s third and final Virginia gubernatorial debate at Virginia Tech, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe once again pledged to never compromise on the issue of abortion. His pro-choice vow comes after revelations that an abortion clinic in Falls Church, VA was rife with safety violations. Mollie Hemingway, writing in The Federalist, provides the horrific details of the clinic in question. Read More

Abortion Backer Throws Coffee Cup at Pro-Lifer Praying at Abortion Clinic Our North American outreach director, Steve Karlen, calls Wisconsin home … but he’s traveling from coast to coast during this campaign, speaking and praying at many 40 Days for Life locations. Steve has met many great, salt-of-the-earth volunteers in his travels. But he’s also run across an occasional critic. Usually, the opponents just toss angry words. But one time … they tossed a coffee cup! Read More

Redefining Beauty to See Beyond the Disabilities Rick Guidotti’s life has been all about beauty and the power of images since he spent years as a fashion photographer. His life was changed forever while photographing a woman with Albinism. Those medical pictures changed his life forever and he now reserved his talent to the disabled. Read More

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