Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pro-Life News, July 31, 2013

Texas Planned Parenthood’s Fraud Was $4.3 Million, Three Times More Than Announced Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on July 24 that his office had obtained a $1.4 million settlement against Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for Medicaid fraud, with the settlement to be split between the state of Texas, the federal government, and the whistleblower (former PPGC employee Karen Reynolds). It turns out the AG was apparently only announcing his state’s cut. The total settlement is actually $4.3 million – almost $3 million more than previously known. Read More

Governor Shuts Down Pro-Abortion Protests With Chocolate Chip Cookies >A gathering of North Carolina pro-abortion activists are upset with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. They have been protesting outside the governor’s mansion in response to his signing a pro-life bill that could close down shoddy abortion clinics. McCrory hasn’t been willing to meet with the rabid abortion activists, but he did stop by Tuesday afternoon with a plate of chocolate chip cookies. The gesture was so nice that the abortion activists were befuddled, made up a silly chant, and went home early. Read More

Congresswoman’s Miracle Baby May be the First to Survive Potter’s Syndrome < Abigail Rose Beutler’s birth has been met with significantly less fanfare than that of the royal baby, Prince George Alexander Louis Mountbatten-Windsor, but it was every bit as miraculous: Despite being given a prenatal diagnosis generally considered a death sentence, Abigail was born weighing two pounds, 12 ounces at 28 weeks’ gestation and has survived two weeks. Abigail, the daughter of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), was diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome in utero. Read More

Woman Didn’t Get Proper Anesthesia Before Abortion, Heard Girl Born Alive Cry A woman named Julia Gallardo has posted video from 2011 with a shocking claim – that her friend had a late-term abortion, but was not properly anesthetized during the procedure and heard her baby girl, who had been born alive, cry. She also tearfully states that her friend’s family later found out that the baby girl had survived and was placed for adoption. Read More

MSNBC Host Thomas Roberts Calls Abortion Clinics “Choice Providers” For years, MSNBC has made it clear where it stands on the issue of abortion in America: on the side of promoting abortion rights advocates against any restriction or regulation on the taking of unborn life. Unsurprisingly, one of MSNBC’s most fervent abortion activists is Thomas Roberts, who apart from using his daily MSNBC show to promote gay marriage, has taken it upon himself to rail against any abortion safety laws as limiting “choice.” But on his July 30 program, Roberts took things a step further with Orwellian language designed to avoid the A-word. Read More

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes Clinic in Schenectady New York The Planned Parenthood abortion business is closing yet another center — this time in Schenectady, New York. A press release from Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson (PPMH) says: “After careful evaluation, we have decided to close our Ticonderoga health center, located at 171 Lake George Avenue, on August 27. Read More

“She Didn’t Do It!” Prayers Save Baby From Abortion at the Last Minute “I will set him in the safety for which he longs”. The verse from Psalm 12:5 floated through my mind as hot tears rushed down my cheeks. “Set him in the safety?” I assumed it was God telling me the baby my friends and I we’re earnestly praying for was aborted and now safe in heaven. I had every reason to believe that must be the case.
Minutes prior a lady inside the abortion clinic texted me, saying her friend had left the waiting room to go behind the door. Read More

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pro-Life News, July 30, 2013

Planned Parenthood Put Women at Risk With After Hours Abortions, No Staff Present Three former employees of the Planned Parenthood abortion business testified before the Delaware state legislature today and told lawmakers that the abortion giant frequently put women’s health and lives at risk. Nurses Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich explained the “meat-market style assembly-line abortions” which led them to quit their jobs. Former manager Melody Meanor testified that Planned Parenthood’s negligence expands beyond abortion. Read More

Picture of Baby With Trisomy 13 Surviving 116 Days Goes Viral Corbin Alfred McHenry was diagnosed in utero with Trisomy 13, a rare genetic disorder. While already battling the harsh label of “incompatible with life” this little miracle blessed the Earth seven weeks early. His family has created a Facebook page for prayers for him and it has already grown in just a few months to well over 267,000 people. praying for Corbin. Read More

Indiana Loses Battle to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Indiana has lost its battle to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business — as a judge today issued a permanent injunction in the abortion giant’s favor in its lawsuit against the state over the de-funding law. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt in Indianapolis issued the order preventing state officials from preventing Medicaid dollars from flowing the nation’s largest abortion company. Read More

Ireland President Signs Bill to Legalize Abortions Despite Pro-Life Objection Although pro-life groups mounted an amazing campaign to attempt to defeat the bill and turned out tens of thousands of pro-life people at multiple rallies against it, the Irish Parliament approved the measure. Now, Ireland’s head of state, President Michael D. Higgins, signed the country’s first bill on abortion into law. Abortions would be allowed when the life of the mother is supposedly in danger from the pregnancy and in cases when pregnant women may commit suicide, even though studies show abortion increases suicide risk for women. Pro-life groups worry this will open the door to legalizing abortions in other cases. Read More

Study: Television Networks Use “Fetus” to Hide Reality of Abortion When they’re not outright censoring the culture of life in America, the media play games with language to make their points. Journalists use language to denote a difference between life and death: a baby that’s wanted and a fetus that’s doomed or unwanted. One is a blessing, the other a problematic “clump of cells” From the end of June 2010 to June 2013, the networks dehumanized unborn children by using the word “fetus” in nearly half – 45 percent – of reports in connection with death. In relation to either problems and risks or medical issues, “fetus” appeared in 93 percent of reports. Read More

Planned Parenthood Prez: Top 2013 Goal is Beating Ken Cuccinelli The president of the Planned Parenthood abortion business says the number one priority this year for the abortion giant is defeating the pro-life candidate for governor in Virginia. Read More

Body of Newborn Baby Found in Trash, Arm Dangling From Over the Side Investigators are looking into the death of a newborn baby, whose body was found in the back of a trash vehicle in Kansas City yesterday. Garbage workers found the baby’s body after seeing the arm of the child dangling over the side of a trash container in the truck. Read More

Babies in UK Can be Aborted At 40 Weeks for Cleft Lip, Commission Wants It Stopped A parliamentary commission in the United Kingdom is calling for changes to abortion laws — specifically, laws that amount to eugenics against babies with disabilities. Read More

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Self Defense, Wrong; Killing Babies, Ok?

By Dr. Bobby Eberle: It appears that this country is clearly going downhill fast. More and more people want the government to take care of them while they sit around and do nothing. More and more people won't take the time to see the media's negative influence in matters of race (such as the Zimmerman trial). And more and more people are becoming numb to the liberal agenda that human life, if in the form of an infant or unborn child, is not precious at all.

There has been much debate over the abortion issue over the years. Every time I write about it or my web site posts a column about it, we get tons of response. Some will write in saying the abortion issue is a "loser" for Republicans. They write that we should all just stay out of the lives of women. This type of comment continues to amaze me, because these people act as if there is only one person involved: the woman. What about the unborn child?

To be clear, a sperm cell is alive. An egg is alive. When they come together, the human being is alive. Those are simply the facts, and no one can argue otherwise. So, the abortion debate really becomes this: At what point in the development of a human being is it still ok to kill the child and not feel that it is morally wrong?

Apparently, to some on the left, there is NO point at which it is morally wrong. As pointed out in an article last year in the Journal of Medical Ethics, the authors argue that it should be legal to murder the child AFTER birth, because the child does not "possess a moral right to life." The authors claim the newborn child is not actually a "person" yet.
"Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health," write the authors in their abstract. "[T]he authors argue that what we call 'after-birth abortion' (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled."The latest left-wing wacko to adopt this philosophy is MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry. . . . [Read More]

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Pro-Life News, July 29, 2013

Miracle Baby: Congresswoman’s Daughter Defies Doctors’ Predictions She Would Die Doctors told Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, a pro-life Republican from Washington state, that her baby had a potentially fatal diagnosis that would claim her life shortly after birth. Beutler posted a message on Facebook in June saying her unborn child has been diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome, a condition which prevents the child’s kidneys from developing properly and is typically fatal for the baby. Read More

Howard Dean Admits Obamacare Includes Death Panels, Wants Them Repealed When Congress debated Obamacare, pro-life advocates and Republicans like Sarah Palin were castigated for claiming the government-run health care program would include death panels that would ration health care treatment. Now, former presidential candidate Howard Dean has essentially admitted they were right and is calling for the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Monday he called the IPAB “essentially a health-care rationing body” that he believes will fail. Read More

Court Forces Mennonite Company to Comply With HHS Abortion Mandate A federal appeals court issued a ruling Friday forcing a Mennonite-owned company to comply with the HHS mandate, which compels companies to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. In a 2-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, owned by a Mennonite family, must adhere to the mandate. The company has 950 employees. Read More

North Carolina Pro-Life Bill That Could Close Abortion Clinics Becomes Law Governor Pat McCrory officially put his name on a pro-life bill today that would stop abortions by helping pregnant women and stopping taxpayer financed abortions. The bill would also subject abortion clinics to better health and safety laws that could wind up closing abortion facilities that are unable to comply and protect women’s health. Read More

They Said She Should Have Been Aborted, Now Baby Abigail is Defying the Odds Today Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her husband Daniel announced the birth of their daughter, Abigail Rose Beutler. This two week old miracle is being called the first baby to survive a prenatal diagnosis previously considered fatal. Last month, Congresswoman Herrera Beutler (left) posted an announcement via facebook that her first child had been diagnosed in-utero with Potter’s Syndrome. Considered fatal, Potter’s Syndrome is “associated with a deficiency in amniotic fluid often caused by a baby’s prenatal kidney failure.” In addition to having kidney failure, without sufficient amniotic fluid in the womb the baby’s lungs are usually severely underdeveloped. Read More

Ex-Planned Parenthood Employees to Expose “Meat Market Assembly-Line” Abortions Three former Planned Parenthood employees will testify before the Delaware state legislature tomorrow to expose the brutal practices the abortion company employed at the clinic where they worked. The three will testify before a bipartisan state senate hearing. Nurses Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich will recount the “meat-market style assembly-line abortions” which led them to quit their jobs. Former manager Melody Meanor will testify that Planned Parenthood’s negligence expands beyond abortion. Read More

Mother Burns Newborn Baby to Death in Stove After Abortion Attempts Fail A Russian woman has allegedly burned her newborn baby to death in a stove after attempts at self-inducing abortion failed. The unnamed woman spend several months attempting to kill her baby in an abortion by taking various pills.She reportedly hid the pregnancy from family members. Read More

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Youth on the March for Life

By Lauren Mach, Celebrate Life: It’s the “largest and longest annual gathering in the history of the United States,” according to Conservapedia (an online encyclopedia). Each year, after a noon rally on Washington, DC’s National Mall, hundreds of thousands of people—most in their teens and twenties—march from the mall up Constitution Avenue and then to the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill. Major downtown streets are closed from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.—almost five hours after the event is scheduled to start. And the city’s population swells considerably for a few days.

The new face of the pro-life movement

On January 25, 2013, a record half million marchers gathered for the 40th consecutive March for Life, which marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s rulings of January 22, 1973, on Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton. These decisions decriminalized abortion on demand throughout pregnancy for any reason.

March participants hailed from schools, churches, and communities nationwide. “The massive amount of people who are actually standing up for something is just inspiring,” said sophomore Annamarie Duty of St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She and other college students from across Oklahoma took a 48-hour bus trip to get to the march. Abortion is deeply important and very personal to the college-age demographic. “There are a lot of young people here,” Annamarie observed. “We’re the future. We’re the people out there arguing; we’re the people going to the clinics.” . . . Read More

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What Planned Parenthood Is Hiding

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List: Planned Parenthood has been leading the public relations effort to dismiss Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” as an outlier. … But you and I know that’s a lie!

The SBA List has already documented copious instances of abortion industry brutality and negligence across 15 states – and tomorrow, at a State Senate hearing in Delaware, even more will be exposed.

Three former abortion clinic employees are coming forward to recount the brutal practices and negligence which led them to quit their jobs. They are former employees of Planned Parenthood.

Months ago, we worked with our Delaware allies at “A Rose & A Prayer” to shed light on the testimony of Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich. These former Planned Parenthood nurses quit their jobs after becoming fed up with the clinic’s unsafe, unsanitary “meat-market style assembly-line abortions.”

Tomorrow, they’ll be joined by another former colleague, clinic manager Melody Meanor. Together, these women will explain how Planned Parenthood:
  • Rushed abortions through at a “meat market,” “assembly-line” pace
  • Deceived the public by pretending they were a clinic in good standing
  • Failed to inform as many as 200 women of their positive tests for sexually transmitted diseases and infections and failed to notify 87 women of the results of their colposcopies
  • Denied the drug RhoGAM to low-income, Rh negative women who need it to protect against an increased risk of stillbirth with future pregnancies
America’s Abortion Giant – the standard-bearer – cannot claim that Kermit Gosnell, Douglas Karpen, and a host of other abortion clinic horrors nationwide are isolated incidents while their own employees expose them for complete disregard for the health and well being of women.

We MUST expose this abuse. That’s why members of the SBA List team will be at the hearing tomorrow, standing shoulder to shoulder with our Delaware allies.

We’ll be there to live tweet the hearing, take pictures, share the evidence, and talk with the media.

We won’t let the media ignore Planned Parenthood’s complete failure to stand up for the dignity and safety of women. Will you help us expose them? Please take a moment to:
  • Share our multistate FACT SHEET on abortion industry brutality happening nationwide.
  • Share one of our Planned Parenthood infographics on your facebook and twitter pages – These bright images pack a punch of information.

  • Share our TV ad featuring Abby Johnson
  • , former Planned Parenthood manager who explained that her superiors actually told her to increase the number of abortions performed at the clinic. Don’t forget to follow @SBAList on twitter and on facebook in order to check out our coverage of tomorrow’s hearing. We will keep you posted as this situation develops. 

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    Compromising With The Devil

    American Life League: Catholic Social Justice programs are playing a dangerous game of compromise. American Life League explains how the leadership of programs like the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Charities USA are opening the gates of the Catholic Church to the enemies of Christ. Promoting moral compromise and progressive agenda.
    Click To View Dossier on Fr. Larry Snyder

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    Sunday, July 28, 2013

    Wake Up Church! An Open Letter To The Church From Abolish Human Abortion

    "A new video titled “Wake Up Church!” posted on YouTube June 26 [shared below] is provoking strong responses from America's evangelical congregations. It's not hard to see why: It is nothing more and nothing less than an in-your-face call for America's best, gospel-centered, Bible-believing churches to repent. That's right: for America's best, gospel-centered, Bible-believing churches to repent. Many will find that a strange and seemingly contradictory juxtaposition. They are precisely the ones who need to watch the video". ~ Rolley Haggard, Throwing Down the Gauntlet
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    Abolish Human Abortion "Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth." 1 John 3:18.

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    Saturday, July 27, 2013

    Post-ABC Poll: Most Americans Favor Restricting Abortion At 20 Weeks

    Washington Post-ABC poll: By 56 percent to 27 percent, more Americans would prefer to impose limits on abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy rather than the 24-week mark established by the Supreme Court, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    An additional 10 percent of those surveyed volunteered that they would prefer to outlaw abortion in the United States altogether or limit it sooner than 20 weeks after fertilization. . . .

    A dozen states have adopted laws banning abortion 20 weeks after fertilization or earlier, according to the institute. Three of those laws have been struck down, and two, in North Dakota and Texas, take effect in the coming weeks. Seven are now in effect, in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska and Oklahoma. . . .

    This month, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed into law legislation that bans abortions after 20 weeks, requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, limits medication abortions and requires all abortions take place in fully equipped surgical centers. . . .

    The poll was conducted July 18 to 21 among a random national sample of 1,002 adults. Results from the full poll have an error margin of 3.5 percentage points. Read More

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    Friday, July 26, 2013

    Pro-Life News, July 26, 2013

    Ariel Castro Gets Life Without Parole for Kidnapping, Raping Women and Forcing Abortions After initially pleading not guilty to a 977-count indictment that includes charges related to kidnapping women and holding them in the basement of his home, where he raped them and assaulted them to the point of causing abortions, Ariel Castro has accepted a plea deal. Castro took the deal, according to an AP report, to avoid the death penalty. The plea means the victims and their families will be spared a long trial, having to endure the grisly details of Castro’s lengthy and horrific crimes. Read More

    North Carolina Governor Will Sign Pro-Life Bill Stopping Abortions Late Thursday night, the North Carolina state Senate passed a pro-life omnibus bill that would stop abortions by helping pregnant women and stopping taxpayer financed abortions. The State Senate concurred by a vote of 32-13 with the State House, on SB 353, Health and Safety Law Changes. The State House worked with the Governor and his Department of Health and Human Services to reach an agreement for a compromise bill that accomplished pro-life goals in a way the governor would sign into law. Read More

    Hey Nancy Pelosi: It’s Abortion Activists Who Need a Lesson on the Birds and Bees I’ve been so enraged recently by the comments made by Nancy Pelosi about the presumed ignorance of pro-life leaders for many reasons. I was happy when I came across this article as I found it particularly poignant. Pro-abortion advocates continually trumpet their advancement of “comprehensive sex education” but if this is really the larger portion of their goal as they claim, why aren’t they doing their job? We all know the reason, pro-abortion advocates are just that; pro-abortion, at any time, for any price. Read More

    Abortion Advocates Go Nuts Over Pro-Lifers Distributing Fetal Models Abortion advocates fight tooth and nail to hide the humanity of the child in the womb. Nothing is more detrimental to their cause than the public realizing the truth about what abortion does to a human being. That is why they so vehemently oppose measures to ensure mothers get the chance to see the sonogram image of their unborn child. They threw a fit when Facebook created the option for users to make pages for their unborn babies. Read More

    Vulnerable 2014 Democrats Oppose Banning Abortions After Five Months Democrats in the U.S. Senate who face the prospects of tough re-election battles in 2014 are finally taking a position on the bill to ban late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy. They are opposing the measure — putting them at odds with a majority of Americans who support it. As John McCormack from the Weekly Standard reports: Read More

    Activists Vandalize Church in Chile During Mass After Girl Rejects Abortion Upset that an 11-year-old girl who became pregnant after she was raped decided to reject having an abortion, abortion activists in Chile vandalized a prominent Catholic church in the country — during Mass. From an AP report: Abortion-rights demonstrators vandalized Chile’s main cathedral during a Mass and used pews as barricades during clashes with police. Read More

    Planned Parenthood Staffer Pleads Guilty to $100,000 Check Forging Scheme A New York-based staffer for the Planned Parenthood abortion business has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from the abortion giant via forged checks.From a local news report: A Planned Parenthood staff accountant has pleaded guilty to stealing $102,7333 between August 2012 and March 2013. Read More

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    DOJ Pride Says Employees Must Speak Up in Favor of Homosexuality

    Official DOJ Pride Logo
    by Cortland Bobczynski , CitizenLink: A Department of Justice (DOJ) group called DOJ Pride recently sent out a directive requiring employees to vocally affirm homosexuality: "DON'T judge or remain silent," it says. "Silence will be interpreted as disapproval."

    A DOJ employee contacted Liberty Counsel to protect her First Amendment Rights, after receiving an email entitled "LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers."

    It instructed managers to display a symbol, like the "DOJ Pride" sticker and demanded that phrases such as “gay lifestyle” and “sexual preference” be banned and “husband and wife” be replaced with “partner,” “significant other” or “spouse.”

    Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, took some time to discuss this issue and how situations like this can affect religious freedom in the workplace.

    CitizenLink: Does the DOJ Pride have an official stamp of approval from the Department of Justice?

    Mat Staver: Yes, the DOJ Pride has significant power; it is operating with the authority of other various agencies. DOJ Pride has the power to complain. It is composed of individual employees within the DOJ, however the directive has come all the way from the Obama administration to make sure these policies are implemented. The people within the highest level of these agencies are operating under the directive of the administration to comply and implement these policies. In 2009, the government elected an individual whose sole task was to push the LGBT agenda in all of the federal agencies, so the FBI and the CIA, among other agencies, have created Pride groups. DOJ Pride is a product of this. The administration is trying to push Pride in all of the federal agencies. The DOJ has implemented a very strong emphasis for the LGBT agenda and they have called it the DOJ Pride. Employees on the inside are working with homosexual and LGBT organizations from the outside.

    CL: Is this only the beginning of federal departments forcing employees to comply?

    Mat Staver: It is only the beginning under this administration. This administration has used the federal agencies including the U.S. Military to push the LGBT agenda. It is implementing the LGBT agenda in an unprecedented way, not just in the Department of Justice, but in the USDA, FBI, CIA, and in every agency that exists under the federal jurisdiction of the executive branch.

    CL: Would a private corporation be able to send out this email to its employees?

    Mat Staver: If a private corporation sent out this email to its employees, it is likely that the employee would have a cause-of-action against the employer for forcing him or her to engage in these kinds of activities.

    CL: Does an email like this create tension between employees?

    Mat Staver: Absolutely, there is no question that it creates more tension. This takes the advancement of the LGBT agenda to a new level. Not just is it telling its employees to remain quiet in regards to their opposition to homosexuality or any other sexual practices, but it is also telling them that they have to speak in affirmation of such practices and behavior. And if they don’t, it will be considered opposition. This is a direct assault on the conscience and this administration is taking it to the extreme. The Obama administration has appointed Chai Feldblum to head the Equal Opportunity Employment commission that considers employment discrimination claims. Chai Feldblum has been a radical outspoken activist of the LGBT agenda before she was appointed by the government. She has been quoted saying the LGBT movement is a zero-sum game when it comes to religious freedom. This means there will be a winner and there will be a loser and in her view, religious freedom loses and LGBT rights win.

    CL: Can you explain the difference between non-discrimination in the workplace and tolerance of religious beliefs?

    Mat Staver: Non-discrimination is different than tolerance of religious beliefs. Non-discrimination means that one does not discriminate on the basis of hiring, promoting, or granting benefits because of a protected category. Understand that there is no protected category for sexual orientation under federal law. There is a protected category under federal law for race and religion; however, there is no category for sexual orientation. Even if it was a protected category under federal law it would mean that you could not discriminate on the basis of hiring, terminating, promoting, or granting benefits. It does not mean, however, that you have to agree with or that you have to affirmatively speak in favor of the protected class.

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    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    Pro-Life News, July 25, 2013

    Students Sign Petition to Legalize 4th Trimester Abortions Just how pro-abortion are some college students? They were happy to sign a fake petition to legalize abortions in the nonexistent fourth trimester of pregnancy. >The Media Research Center set up the fake petition drive and interviewed students to find out show how solidly they support abortion on demand for any reason throughout pregnancy — and beyond. Read More

    Poll: Americans Support Late-term Abortion Ban 2-1, Just 27% Opposed A new Washington Post poll shows Americans support a late-term abortion ban prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy by a margin of 56 to 27 percent. Just 27 percent of those polled by the newspaper say they oppose banning late-term abortions — a position taken by President Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood. The number of people who support banning late-term abortions is actually higher if those who want all abortions banned are included in the figures. Read More

    Pro-Life Advocates Hijack #AskWendy Hashtag, Expose Wendy Davis on Abortion The pro-life community on Twitter flooded a hashtag abortion activist Wendy Davis used today to answer questions. Ostensibly to respond to constituents and Texans with a variety of questions, pro-life advocates bombarded the hashtag with questions of their own about Davis’ opposition to the ban on late-term abortions that won her adoration from extreme abortion activists. Read More

    Marco Rubio Wants to Lead Senate Battle to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks With the Republicans in the House of Representatives spearheading passage of the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, pressure is now on Democrats in the Senate to allow a vote on the bill. The Senate bill is in progress and Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who is steadfastly pro-life, hopes he will be able to lead the effort to get Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on the measure. Read More

    Funeral Service Held for Baby Brutalized in Violent 14-Week Abortion Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, presided this morning over a memorial service for an aborted baby. Joining pro-life leaders from around the nation associated with Operation Save America, Fr. Pavone preached at the service this morning. “We are holding this service in full view of the public. We are not ashamed of our youngest brothers and sisters, who continue to be brutalized by abortion. We are committed to showing the world the violent atrocity of abortion,” Pavone said. Read More

    Senate Bill Would Fund Abortions for Pease Corps Volunteers at Taxpayer Expense A top pro-abortion lawmaker attached language to a U.S. Senate bill that would force Americans to pay for abortions for volunteers in the Pease Corps at taxpayer expense. The Peace Corps Equity Act of 2013, sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), was included in the Senate Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, which advanced out of committee on Thursday. The bill would allow the Peace Corps to provide its volunteers with health insurance coverage for abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman is in danger. Read More

    Mom Works at Pregnancy Center That Saved Her Son From Abortion Rachel Tipton Boyd, or Tippy, as friends like to call her, is a living example of God’s grace. She was born into a loving Christian family and grew up as a pastor’s daughter. During her adolescent years, Rachel developed strong faith and a heart to serve. As a 20-year-old she traveled to Japan on a mission trip. In 2007 she returned for a summer internship, and at 21, she decided to move to Japan as a full-time missionary with “Youth With a Mission.” Before the dream of her heart became a reality, Rachel went through a major identity crisis. For two months she lost direction and was caught up in a life of drinking, partying, and rebellion. Read More

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    Planned Parenthood Settles in Texas Fraud Case

    by Bethany Monk, CitizenLink: The Texas Attorney General's office announced Wednesday that the nation's largest abortion seller must pay $1.4 million for overbilling the state's Medicaid program.

    Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast submitted "repeated false, fraudulent, and ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements" through the Texas Women's Health Program, according to a federal lawsuit made public last week.

    “No matter where a person stands on abortion, everyone should agree that Planned Parenthood has to play by the same rules as everyone else," said Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton. "It certainly isn’t entitled to a penny of public funds, especially if it is committing Medicaid fraud.” Read More

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    Judge Daniel Hovland Blocks New Pro-Life Law

    Judge Daniel Hovland sides with death!
    Penny Nance, President, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee:  An activist judge in North Dakota has taken the law into his own hands -- standing squarely against the will of the people on the issue of life.

    The people want women and the unborn protected from the predatory practices of abortion, and their legislators passed an outstanding, commonsense, pro-life bill banning abortion after viability (the moment the fetal heartbeat is first detected).

    But U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland is letting his bias show ... calling the new law "unconstitutional" and issuing a temporary injunction to block it.

    Once again, we are facing a judiciary that is out of control.

    We won't back down -- and we won't back down from defunding Planned Parenthood!

    Here is what you need to know: Several states have pending legislation which would restrict abortion in their state. These pro-life bills reflect the sentiments of most Americans -- according to a June National Journal poll, 50% of women support a ban on abortion after 20 weeks' gestation. However, this positive trend is not without opposition.

    Despite outstanding advances for life being made at the state and federal levels, Planned Parenthood, our President, and liberal lawmakers and judges are trying their hardest to oppose and prevent restrictions on abortion.

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    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Pro-Life News, July 24, 2013

    Texas Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Must Repay $1.4 Million After Medicaid Fraud The Planned Parenthood abortion business must repay $1.4 million dollars in Texas after it was found to have participated in a massive Medicaid fraud scheme. Last year, a former employee of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has filed a whistleblower’s complaint with the Attorney General of Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice. The PPGC employee alleges that the abortion business engaged in an elaborate Medicaid fraud scheme. Read More

    Enough is Enough: Pro-Life Group Starts March on the Media Over Abortion Bias Lila Rose of Live Action has had enough and her pro-life group has started a new campaign, March on the Media, to combat the epidemic of pro-abortion bias when it comes to reporting on abortion issues.
    The campaign comes after a new report showed the big television networks gave Texas abortion advocate three times more coverage than they gave to the trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who killed babies born alive after abortions. Read More

    Welcome to the World George Alexander Louis, the Royal Baby George Alexander Louis. The new baby to Prince William and Kate Middleton has been named. The two-day old child is third-in-line to the throne and will officially be named His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. An AP report provides more information on the Royal Family and how things have gone after George’s birth: Palace officials say Prince William and his wife Kate are spending “private and quiet time for them to get to know their son” — and, perhaps, to figure out ways to shield him from intense public and media interest. Read More

    Teen Girl Defends Sign Saying “Jesus Isn’t a D—, Keep Him Out of My Vagina” During the pro-abortion protests leading up to the Texas vote on the late-term abortion ban, the Internet was shocked to see a young girl hold a sign saying “Jesus Isn’t a D—, Keep Him Out of May Vagina.” Earlier this month, a man on Twitter accepted responsibility for the sign, saying his young daughter made it and had her friend hold it. Billy Joe Cain is an Austin resident who is a video game producer and has no problem with young girls holding vulgar signs referring to sexual parts. In fact, he said he is “proud” of her. Read More

    New Documents Show NBA Player J. J. Redick Pressured Girlfriend to Have Abortion Yesterday, MediaTakeOut.com released an abortion contract dating back to 2007 between NBA player J. J. Redick and then-girlfriend Vanessa Lopez. I’ve had this and other documents related to that abortion for the better part of two weeks but out of concern for Vanessa wanted to make contact with her before going public. Read More

    House GOP Backs Bill Restoring Pro-Life Mexico City Policy on Abortion Republicans on a House committee approved a bill today that would restore the Mexico City Policy. That is the policy enacted by President Ronald Reagan and Republicans presidents since him that prohibits taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business in international family planning programs. The policy specifically prohibits funding groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. Organizations that promise not to be involved in abortion can receive funding under the policy, which Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have overturned by executive order. Read More

    President George H.W. Bush Shaves His Head to Support Boy With Leukemia Former president George H.W. Bush shaved his head to show support for the son of one of his Secret Service security detail who was diagnosed with Leukemia. “Our little guy received some high-powered support this week when President George Bush 41 volunteered to shave his head to show his support for Patrick and Patrick’s Pals,” the Patrick’s Pals website said. Read More

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