Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pro-Life Group: If Rand Paul Doesn’t Vote to DeFund Planned Parenthood, He’s “on the Same Side”

A pro-life student organization is not happy that Senator Rand Paul has announced his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare bill that would repeal portions of Obamacare and defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

The Kentucky senator says he opposes the legislation because it does not fully repeal Obamacare. However. leading pro-life groups are supporting the bill because it represents the only legitimate chance to pass a measure through Congress that would defund the nation’s biggest abortion company.

Today, Students for Life of America informed LifeNews that it will consider Rand Paul to be “on the same side” as Planned Parenthood if he does not vote for the legislation.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America told LifeNews: “We are calling on Senator Rand Paul to either support a pro-life health care reform bill, like Graham-Cassidy, or propose one that can pass now.

Hawkins continued, “The disastrous status quo that is Obamacare is harming families, using our taxpayer dollars to fund abortion, and line the pockets of Planned Parenthood’s billion dollar abortion industry. Voting against Graham-Cassidy would put Senator Paul on the same side as the abortion Goliath, Planned Parenthood.”

The pro-life student leader said, “Planned Parenthood has lied to the American public, committed fraud with taxpayer dollars, and has been proven to sell the body parts of babies they abort for profit. Yet, Congress continually fails to defund Planned Parenthood. The pro-life generation is sick of being told to wait until another election season has passed. We are expecting Congress to uphold their promises and stop subsidizing America’s largest abortion vendor.”

Hawkins says her group will be visiting Senator Rand Paul’s instate office and call on him to vote yes for Graham-Cassidy. Today, pro-life students visit Senator Rand Paul’s Kentucky office and call on him to vote for the bill as part of a national tour through the states of strategically chosen U.S. Senators and more than 90 college campuses. . . . . Read More

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Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Will Cost the Abortion Biz $400 Million

Republicans certainly have a flair for the dramatic. With less than four working days to kill Obamacare, Senate hallways are already empty. With their repeal bill still hanging in the balance, members left town late Tuesday to mark the Jewish holidays — adding even more suspense to next week’s September 30th deadline. Even now, Republican leaders aren’t sure where their party will land on the plan from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.). Although the push seems to be gaining steam, the results are anything but certain — as Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) reminded everyone the last time around.

One thing’s for sure: it will be an anxious few days for Planned Parenthood. Apart from Barack Obama, Cecile Richards’s group has the most to lose — almost $400 million a year, to be exact. Like the string of reconciliation bills before it, the Graham-Cassidy measure guts 86 percent of the organization’s Medicaid funding, putting a huge dent in the forced partnership between taxpayers and America’s biggest abortion business. That should be a major motivating factor for dozens of pro-life senators, who understand that this is conservatives’ best shot at ending the government’s direct deposit to a scandal-ridden organization.

Even Planned Parenthood admits it performs more abortions (328,348 in 2015 alone) than basic breast exams. That’s not difficult to believe since overall health screenings have dropped by half since 2011. Even contraception counseling, the group’s bread-and-butter, fell by 136,244. So what, exactly, are taxpayers funding? Certainly not the “comprehensive care” Richards advertises. Or even the volume of care, since Planned Parenthood saw 100,000 fewer patients in 2015 than the year before.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to change Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) mind. The Kentucky pro-lifer insists he won’t vote for the Graham-Cassidy bill, despite the thousands of unborn lives it could save. . . . Read More

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ignorance of Religious Rights is Widespread

by Bill Donohue: The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania has released a new survey on the public’s knowledge of basic constitutional rights; it is disturbing on many levels.

Every totalitarian movement in history, beginning with the French Revolution, has sought to crush conscience rights. That is because conscience rights are inextricably linked to religious rights, making freedom of religion the one right that totalitarian rulers fear most. This alone justifies a well-crafted civics program in the public schools. It is also cause for despair after reading the Annenberg survey.

More than a third of Americans, 37 percent, can’t name any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. Nearly half, 48 percent, list freedom of speech as a guaranteed right, but only 15 percent can name freedom of religion. The results of other survey houses indicate that matters have gotten worse.

The First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University has been tracking this issue for decades. In 2014, it found that 68 percent were able to identify freedom of speech as a guaranteed right, but only 29 percent could name freedom of religion. Twenty years ago, the respective figures were 49 percent and 21 percent.

Why is it that knowledge of our First Amendment right to freedom of religion always trails our awareness of freedom of speech? Is it because the rights crusade that began in the 1960s is more often associated with free speech rights? Yet the efforts by Rev. Martin Luther King were anchored more in religious rights than free speech rights.

Why is it that we are apparently going backwards on both measures, especially on religious rights? To be exact, between 1997 and 2017, our knowledge of free speech as a First Amendment right slipped by 2 percent, but our knowledge of freedom of religion dropped by 29 percent. Is it because the public schools harbor a phobia, or worse, about religious expression?

We are currently witnessing an assault on our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and in both instances it is emanating largely from the schools: colleges and universities are doing a pitiful job defending freedom of speech on campus, and religious rights are increasingly imperiled at the elementary and secondary levels.

Freedom depends, in part, on our vigilance in protecting fundamental human rights. If the first freedom to go is freedom of religion—history shows that it is—then these survey findings are not encouraging. We are not likely to defend rights we barely know exist.
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William "Bill" Donohue is President of the Catholic League.

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Troubled Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Abortion Facility Closes

The embattled Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center has shut its doors.

Government sources have confirmed that Hillcrest has voluntarily relinquished its license to operate as an abortion facility.

The abortion center had until August 31st to fix the myriad of health and safety problems discovered during an inspection earlier this year. That inspection yielded an astounding 44 pages worth of violations.

The report, found on the Pennsylvania Health Department website dated July 8th, provided details of the myriad of health and safety violations found at the Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center in June.

The failures included:
  • Outdated medication and supplies
  • Lack of documentation that a consultant physician had proper credentials for advising staff to ensure satisfactory treatment of patients
  • Medication stored in refrigerators with inappropriate temperatures
  • Failure to provide a sanitary environment. Deficiencies included ceiling tiles stained with an unidentified brown substance, torn padding on exam tables, and a front yard with grass measuring two to three feet high.
. . . Read More

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pro-Abortion Catholic Tim Kaine Cites Bible With Plea to Respect “Different Perspectives”

It is only to state the obvious that a writer will gear his argument, his rhetoric, and the volume with which he makes his pitch depending on the audience he is trying to sway.

So when pro-abortion Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who is running for re-election in 2018, writes an essay for Christianity Today the vitriol with which he and his party lambast Republicans and particularly President Trump is conspicuous by its absence. Indeed, when talking about the future of the fight over Obamacare, Kaine writes about “find[ing] these solutions by bringing together different perspectives”– how “No one person or party has all the answers, so we cannot say to the other side ‘I don’t need you.’”

To reinforce this point, Kaine benevolently adds, “Our disagreements do not lie in whether to care for them, but how.”

Going for broke, Kaine calls in the heavy artillery. He quotes the Apostle Paul’s explanation/admonition to a quarreling church in Corinth where Paul “compared a church with many members to a body with many parts.” None is more important than any other.

Is this the same we-are-all-in-this-together fellow who recently told POLITICO

Trump “has frequently done things that I think are shocking for a president to do, but nothing he’s done has been surprising,” Kaine says. “There is nothing this guy has done that should surprise a person in this country based on the person he was before he took the oath of office.”

Of course, pro-lifers know Kaine as the have-it-both-ways “personally opposed” Democrat who signed on as Hillary Clinton’s vice president and pledged his unfailing support for her full abortion-on-demand agenda. That included her fervent desire to obliterate the Hyde Amendment, credited with saving two million lives, which Kaine had said he supported.

So is this the same Tim Kaine (with a 100% pro-abortion voting record) who starts his Christianity Today essay by quoting from Matthew 25 where Jesus talks of the time when the Son of Man will judge the nations? Where the sheep will be separated from the goats based on their response to Jesus–that is to say, how they/we treat “the least of these”?

Of course, Kaine knows the hypocrisy. He has chosen political expediency over what his faith and his reason both tell him: who is more “the least of these” than the unborn child? . . .
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Abortion clinics in 375 cities are about to be targeted with 40 days of continuous prayer

One of the world’s most successful ongoing pro-life campaigns to shut down abortion clinics is starting up in nine days.

40 Days for Life begins its next global campaign of prayer, fasting, and around-the-clock vigil at abortion clinics September 27th, and finishes on November 5th. During this time, thousands of pro-lifers will visit abortion clinics for a time of concentrated, peaceful prayer.

Campaign organizers say this year’s event is expected to be the largest gathering of pro-life intercessors since the vigil began in 2004.

“We are very excited about the largest 40 Days for Life campaign ever,” 40 Days for Life President Shawn Carney told LifeSiteNews. Carney said the campaign will be in 375 cities around the world. . . .

Prolifers can check the 40 Days for Life website for the location of a vigil in their area. The website may also be used by those wanting to apply to lead a 40 Days for Life vigil in their community.

A special “kick off” is planned for Sunday, September 24, in Philadelphia. Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life and many other pro-life leaders will take part at the event beginning at 3:30 PM in Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Details can be found here. . . . Read More

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Monday, September 18, 2017

She Chose Adoption Instead of Abortion, After Praying for 20 Years She Reunited With Her Son

Evie Lastra West spent her teen years living a rough life as a gang member and drug addict.

She went through two teenage pregnancies and almost aborted her second child. But while making an adoption plan for her son, West completely changed her life around.

Now, she is a pro-life advocate who speaks across the country about her difficult past. Later this month, West will be the keynote speaker at the Options Pregnancy Center banquet in Alpena, Michigan, according to The Alpena News.

As a young teenager, West joined a gang in her home town of Orange County, California. The Daily Advance reports she spent a lot of her time partying with the gang and getting high on drugs.

When she was 16, she became pregnant and gave birth to her oldest son. She said she basically left her son to her parents’ care.

“For the first two years of my son’s life I wasn’t around,” West said. “I was literally sucking the life out of my parents.”

Eventually, she said her parents packed up her bags and told her that she had to leave. They enrolled her in a Christian college in Cleveland, Tennessee called Lee University; and, knowing no other option, West went.

She said her son, who was 2 years old at the time, went with her.

“My son became the campus baby,” West said. “He got lots of attention, everybody wanted to play with him, and I liked that. Things were starting to go well for me.” . . . Read More

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Dedicated Pro-Life Man Goes on Hunger Strike to Protest Killing Babies in Abortions

As the pressures to legalize abortion increase in Ireland, one man launched a hunger strike Monday to stand up for unborn babies’ right to life.

Ireland Breaking News reports Tim Jackson, of Donegal, Ireland, stood outside the Dáil (lower house of the Irish Parliament) with a white flag and a sign with an image of an unborn baby that read “Stop the killing.”

Jackson said he wants lawmakers to watch a video showing how an unborn baby is aborted before they consider changing Ireland’s laws. He said he will drink only water and will continue the strike “as long as necessary.”

The Eighth Amendment in Ireland gives unborn babies a right to life. The country also has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates and best health care for women in the world. However, abortion activists and some of the world’s richest men have been pushing the pro-life country to repeal the Eighth Amendment and legalize abortion on demand.

A special government committee was established this year to consider if abortion should be legal in certain or any circumstances. However, over the summer, Irish health minister Simon Harris started drafting legislation to legalize abortion before the committee even issued its report. . . . Read More

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Enough Already - Abortion is Murder!

Dan Fisher is running for Governor in Oklahoma. He explains why Oklahoma, "the most Pro-Life State in the nation," still allows the murder of children, and what he intends to do about it.

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Donald Trump Jr. Blasts Late-Term Abortion: ‘disgusting And Sub Human’

Donald Trump Jr. called abortion workers laughing about late-term abortion “disgusting and sub human” in a tweet on September 12.

Trump Jr. linked to a tweet from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) that contained a petition to defund Planned Parenthood.

The ACLJ quoted a late-term abortion worker as saying, “they come out crying and looking for their mama.”

“I don’t care what side of the [aisle] you sit on regarding the issue,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “If true, we should all agree that this is disgusting and sub human.”

I don't care what side of the isle you sit on regarding the issue, if true, we should all agree that this is disgusting and sub human. https://t.co/eLmOxaVywz
During a dilation and evacuation abortion, “an abortionist first dilates the woman’s cervix and then uses instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus,” AbortionProcedures.com explains.

After removing amniotic fluid, “the abortionist uses a sopher clamp — a grasping instrument with rows of sharp ‘teeth’ — to grasp and pull the baby’s arms and legs, tearing the limbs from the child’s body. ... The most difficult part of the procedure is usually finding, grasping and crushing the baby’s head.”

After removing pieces of the child’s skull, the abortionist uses a curette to scrape the uterus and remove the placenta and any remaining parts of the baby. . . . rEAD mORE

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Pro-Lifers Arrested Nationwide for Giving Women Alternatives Inside Abortion Clinics and Refusing to Leave

In three different cities across the United States, pro-lifers simultaneously entered abortion centers to talk to women scheduled for abortions. In each instance they refused to leave the clinics when told to do so by law enforcement and offered an act of non-violent defense of unborn children about to be aborted.

Once inside the clinics, small teams of pro-lifers peacefully approached mothers seated in the waiting rooms and offered them red roses as a symbol of life. Attached to each rose was a card which on one side read,”You were made to love and to be loved … Your goodness is greater than the difficulties of your situation. Circumstances in life change. A new life, however tiny, brings the promise of unrepeatable joy.” The card also contained phone numbers of local pregnancy help centers.

These rescues did not involve the blockading of abortion center entrances or procedure rooms. When police officers arrived on the scene, pro-lifers attempted to continue conversation with women or sat on the floor praying quietly or singing hymns until they were placed under arrest, organizers said.

“Those involved in the “Red Rose Rescue” talked to women scheduled for abortions, extending to them words of encouragement and offering material help. In addition to reaching out to the mothers, the rescuers chose to remain in the clinic as an act of solidarity with the unborn children scheduled to be killed by abortionists. The rescuers, like any others who recognize an urgent situation, responded to dire circumstances of imminent peril in a spirit of intervention on behalf of innocent babies and beleaguered mothers,” organizers informed LifeNews.

The pro-life advocates were arrested at the following abortion clinics:

Northland Family Planning, 3810 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI
Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic, 101 S Whiting St. #215, Alexandria, Virginia
University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health, E, 2301 Yale Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM.

. . . Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta said that her work was “to go into the dark holes of the poor.” The Red Rose Rescue is an action of going into the dark holes of the poor–namely abortion centers–where the innocent are rejected–and in these dark holes we seek to bring hope, true peace and the presence of God.” . . . Read More

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Planned Parenthood Wants to Remove a “Racist” Statute. But What About Its Racist Founder?

Planned Parenthood just loves to shout about the evils of racism. Perhaps, it’s because the abortion chain’s leaders think they will be able to cover up their own racist roots if they shout loud and long enough.

Recently, the abortion chain’s New York City branch joined a protest calling for the removal of a statue in Central Park that honors Dr. J. Marion Sims, according to the Gotham Gazette.

Sims is considered the “father of modern gynecology,” but many believe he also was a racist who performed surgical experiments on enslaved black women without anesthesia.

“PPNYC strongly condemns the statue of Dr. Sims because it sanctions racism, hate and abuse of black women. We stand with the many groups calling for its immediate removal,” wrote Christina Chang, vice president of public affairs at Planned Parenthood of New York City.

In her op-ed, Chang claimed her abortion chain wants the statue removed because it represents violence and hatred against a targeted group of people. . . .

Yet, her abortion business has vehemently refused to end the violence it commits daily against another group of human beings — unborn babies. And it has never even hinted about changing the name of its major New York City abortion facility, the Margaret Sanger Health Center, or disavowed Sanger’s racism.

Many believe Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a racist who wanted to target the black community with birth control and sterilization. She openly promoted eugenics through her writing and speeches, and once spoke at a KKK rally.

Prominent black leaders, including the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., have called for the removal of a statue of Sanger at the Smithsonian because of her racist agenda. They said Sanger supported eugenics to rid the nation of people she deemed “defective” and “feeble-minded” by stopping the growth of their populations, particularly blacks and other minorities.

They pointed to Sanger’s book “Pivot of Civilization,” in which she describes racial minorities and immigrants as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders” and “spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”

Then, in her book “Woman and the New Race” Sanger argued that people should not have large families because they perpetuate poverty and illness. She said it is better for everyone involved if a child’s life is snuffed out before he or she has a chance to cause problems for their family.

Sanger wrote, “[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”

The Smithsonian refused to grant the black leaders’ request.

Sanger’s abortion chain still targets minority women and their babies for abortions. Today, black women have a disproportionately high number of abortions in the United States. Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American and Latino neighborhoods. . . . Read More

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Teen Abortion in Arkansas Hit New Low in 2016

by Jerry Cox: Earlier this summer the Arkansas Department of Health released its annual report regarding abortion.

The report shows, among other things, that abortion has fallen to its lowest levels since 1977 and that fewer women are coming to Arkansas from other states to have abortions.

It also shows that abortion among teenagers has fallen to new lows.

In 1994 some 6,036 abortions were performed in Arkansas. Of those, 1,503 were on teenagers — nearly one in every four abortions.

In 2016 only 349 abortions were on teenagers — less than 11% of all the abortions performed in Arkansas that year.

Some say this decline is due to increased access to birth control among teenagers. However, Arkansas’ teen pregnancy rates have remained high. While that’s nothing to brag about, it shows contraceptives are not the reason teenagers are having fewer abortions.

What’s behind the drastic decline in abortion? For one thing, we are building a culture of life. Abortion is unthinkable to many young people who have seen ultrasound images and know what abortion really is.

I also believe much of the credit goes to our pro-life laws passed in recent years. In 2015 Arkansas passed one of the best informed-consent laws in the nation. It ensures women are given all the facts about abortion up front. Nearly 500 women chose not to have abortions last year after being given that information.

Below is a breakdown of abortion among teenagers and adults in Arkansas since 1994.

YearTeenNon-Teen / UnknownTotal
19941,503 (24.9%)4,533 (75.1%)6,036
19951,435 (24.4%)4,451 (75.6%)5,886
19961,479 (24.3%)4,603 (75.7%)6,082
19971,378 (23.4%)4,511 (76.6%)5,889
19981,334 (21.4%)4,891 (78.6%)6,225
19991,157 (20.7%)4,435 (79.3%)5,592
20001,158 (21.3%)4,291 (78.7%)5,449
20011,184 (20.1%)4,715 (79.9%)5,899
20021,006 (19%)4,282 (81%)5,288
20031,015 (18.8%)4,384 (81.2%)5,399
2004884 (19.1%)3,756 (80.9%)4,640
2006956 (19.2%)4,029 (80.8%)4,985
2007870 (18%)3,972 (82%)4,842
2008866 (18.1%)3,916 (81.9%)4,782
2009774 (16.9%)3,799 (83.1%)4,573
2010750 (16.6%)3,778 (83.4%)4,528
2011615 (15.3%)3,417 (84.7%)4,032
2012535 (14.1%)3,247 (85.9%)3,782
2013451 (12.1%)3,281 (87.9%)3,732
2014486 (11.4%)3,786 (88.6%)4,272
2015407 (10.8%)3,364 (89.2%)3,771
2016349 (10.9%)2,858 (89.1%)3,207
Total20,243 (19.2%)85,441 (80.8%)105,684

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Abortionist Caught With 14 Containers of Aborted Babies in His Car Has His Licensed Suspended

Abortionist Michael Arthur Roth
Today, the Michigan Board of Medicine suspended the license of “Trunk Abortionist” Michael Arthur Roth for one year and fined him $25,000 for the “unlawful possession of a controlled substance.”

Lynn Mills of Pro-life Detroit attended the hearing and told Operation Rescue that the suspension was imposed on a unanimous vote. While happy about the suspension and hefty fine, she wished his discipline had included the fact that he had been conducting abortion house calls and was caught transporting the remains of babies he so dangerously aborted in women’s homes.

“It’s not everything I wanted, but I’ll take it,” Mills told Operation Rescue after the hearing.

She is convinced Roth will never be allowed to practice medicine legally in Michigan again. That is because Roth faces trial in November for criminal charges related to a September 2015, traffic accident in which he struck and critically injured a special needs child with his car. When police impounded his vehicle as part of their investigation into the accident, they discovered aborted baby remains along with abortion equipment and drugs he had stolen from his employer, Angel A. Ojeda, an abortionist who operates Eastland Women’s Clinic in Eastpointe.

Roth used the stolen drugs and abortion equipment for the purpose of committing illegal home abortions – something he was fined $15,000 for in 2004, and ordered not to do again.

Roth told authorities that the aborted baby remains found in his trunk were being transported to Ojeda’s abortion business for disposal, as if that somehow excused the illegal transport of human remains or the criminal abortions that produced them.

Unconvinced, police raided Roth’s home in October 2015, and impounded evidence that allowed State Attorney General Bill Schuette to criminally charge Roth in June 2016, on ten counts, including:
• 6 counts of identity theft.
• 3 counts larceny.
• 1 count illegal possession of drugs.
A conviction would be grounds for Roth’s license to be permanently revoked. . . . Read More

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Belafonte Set To Judge NYC Statues

Harry Belafonte
by Bill Donohue: New York City’s left-wing mayor, Bill de Blasio, has selected his left-wing friend, Harry Belafonte, to advise him on which New York City monuments are so hateful that they should be removed. The singer is one of 18 persons selected to be on the panel which will render an opinion.

Belafonte knows a thing or two about hatred: He is a supreme hate-monger himself, having spewed his vitriol at America, as well as many prominent Americans, for decades.

Virtually everyone concedes that Osama bin Laden was a genocidal maniac, one responsible for the deaths of legions of his own people, never mind thousands of Americans. But in the eyes of Belafonte, the mass murderer is no different from George W. Bush.

“To the extent that you can describe Osama bin Laden as a terrorist, a man who has been smitten by the worst aspects of civil villainy. I think one can say the same thing about Bush.” [“Harry Belafonte’s Five Feistiest Political Quotes,” Washington Post, October 18, 2011]

Actually, Belafonte believes Bush was worse than bin Laden. He called the 43rd president “the greatest tyrant in the world [and] the greatest terrorist in the world.” [“Blacks Repudiate Belafonte,” National Leadership Network of Conservative African Americans, news release, January 13, 2006]

Belafonte also blamed America for creating bin Laden. “Bin Laden didn’t come from the abstract. He came from somewhere, and if you look where, you’ll see America’s hand of villainy.” [“Did Harry Belafonte Dishonor America?”, The O’Reilly Factor, foxnews.com, December 1, 2005]

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez hated America, was a true tyrant, and impoverished his nation. But to Belafonte, he was a hero: “We respect you, we admire you.” [“Blacks Repudiate Belafonte”]

Belafonte’s praise for Chavez came on January 7, 2006, three days after the Venezuelan dictator was publicly condemned in the U.S. for accusing Jews of money grabbing worldwide. Two weeks earlier, on Christmas Eve, Chavez told the TV audience that “the descendants of the same people that crucified Christ have taken over all the wealth of the world.” [“Blacks Repudiate Belafonte”]

Belafonte also blamed Jews for conspiring with the Nazis, saying, “Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich.” [“Belafonte’s Retraction of Remarks on Jews Causes New Flap,” cnsnews.com, July 7, 2008]

The Koch brothers, Charles and David, are libertarian philanthropists, but because they are associated with conservative causes, Belafonte sees them as analogous to the Ku Klux Klan. He calls them “white supremacists” and “men of evil.” [“Harry Belafonte’s Greatest Hits,” freebeacon.com, November 4, 2013]

Colin Powell was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, but to Belafonte, the four-star general was nothing more than a house slave. “There’s an old saying in the days of slavery. There are those slaves who lived on the plantation, and there were those slaves who lived in the house. You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master. Colin Powell was permitted to come into the house of the master.” [“Harry Belafonte’s Greatest Hits”]

To Belafonte, black music = coon music. “There’s certainly much more anger in rap than I’ve ever evidenced in coon songs. Coon songs seem more willing to placate.” [“Harry Belafonte’s Five Feistiest Political Quotes”]

Belafonte’s support for a dictatorship at home was made clear when he implored President Obama to start one. Speaking of Republicans who were blocking Obama’s programs, the singer said, “The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and just put all these guys in jail.” [“Harry Belafonte, MSNBC Criticized over ‘Jailing Republicans’ Remarks,” foxnews.com, December 14, 2012]

The evidence is unambiguous. Belafonte’s hatred of America is matched only by his love for Communist regimes in the Soviet Union, East Germany, Cuba. [See the “Guide to the Political Left” article on Belafonte available at discoverthenetworks.org]

This is the kind of person that Mayor de Blasio will be taking his cues from in assessing which monuments should be taken down.

If America acted the way Belafonte’s beloved regimes did—the Soviet Union, East Germany, and Cuba—he would not be serving New York’s executive—he would be executed. Lucky for him America was founded by men like Washington, Madison, and Jefferson, all of whom believed in inalienable rights, and not in the virtues of tyranny.

Contact Eric Phillips, press secretary to Mayor de Blasio: pressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov
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William "Bill" Donohue is President of the Catholic League

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Planned Parenthood Invading Public Schools

Pro-lifes witnesses boldly witnessed on
Planned Parenthood's side of the gate.
There are many reasons to keep the nation’s largest abortion chain out of the business of miseducating our children. Here are ten really good ones:

1. They promote promiscuity. When asked if “promiscuity is a bad thing”, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) responded: “It’s a word that’s used to judge or shame people.” No. It’s a word used to describe sexually risky behavior. Planned Parenthood encourages it, declaring: “There’s nothing bad or unhealthy about having a big number of sexual partners.” Our nation is facing an STD epidemic. The 18% failure rate of condoms is alarming. Birth control pills, shots, implants, rings, and IUDs don’t prevent STDs at all. Abstinenceis the only 100% effective way to avoid STDs, HIV, HPV and unintended pregnancy. Should a business that profits from selling abortions, birth control and STD treatments to be teaching our teens that there’s nothing wrong with promiscuity?

2. They fail to reduce STDs. When public schools partner with Planned Parenthood, they are being careless…no matter what. Youth are 25% of the population yet 50% of all new STD infections. You can’t teach sexual responsibility to teens by teaching them to act recklessly. PPFA’s newest videos encourage casual hookups, downplay the serious consequences of STDs, and promote homosexuality (which is the highest risk factor in the contraction of HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea, and syphilis.) PPFA suggests highly risky “outercourse”, such as STD-prone oral or anal sex, as an abstinence alternative. Promiscuity and anal intercourse increase the risk of anal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. But abstinence doesn’t generate a profit for Planned Parenthood. Risky behavior does.

3. They promote bondage sex to teens. Because teen sexual behavior isn’t already risky enough, Planned Parenthood encourages BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism, Masochism). Do we really want our youth practicing sexual violence? Oh, and “no” doesn’t really mean “no”. In PPFA’s sex tutorial for teens, it encourages creating a “safeword” other than “no”. Here are some safewords: “Don’t trust your teens with Planned Parenthood.”

4. They don’t trust parents. Planned Parenthood doesn’t even mention ‘parents’ in their latest 2015-2016 Annual Report. They think parents are dangerous. PPFA fights against everyparental notification law (here, here, here, here, and here) regarding a minor’s reproductive health, declaring: “…they put teens at risk for abuse at the hands of their parents.” They want full, unrestricted access to our children.

5. They fail to report rape. Planned Parenthood has been found to repeatedly protect sexual abusers instead of victims. Live Action caught them in undercover videos willing to aid and abet sex traffickers. PPFA called the exposé a “hoax”, yet fired one of their medical directors as a result. They don’t take sexual abuse seriously. Planned Parenthood proudly partnered with faux feminist Lena Dunham to promote her Not That Kinda Girl book tour. In the book, Dunham falsely claimed she had been raped and boasted about molesting her younger sister.

6. They don’t “know” when life begins. What real healthcare organization denies basic science? Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards, claims we don’t know when a human becomes a human. Embryology, the scientific study of embryonic and fetal development, has been certain of this well-known fact for a long time. Dr. Micheline Matthews-Roth, of Harvard University Medical School, testified to the Senate back in 1981: “It is scientifically correct to say than an individual human life begins at conception.”

7. They fail minorities. In NYC—the home of Planned Parenthood—more black babies are aborted than born alive: 1,101are aborted for every 1,000 born alive. PPFA calls this “reproductive justice” falsely claiming it’s due to lack of access to reproductive healthcare. Black abortion rates are 5 times higher than whites and twice as high as Hispanics even though Hispanics have higher poverty rates than blacks (24% versus 21.5%) and higher uninsured rates (17% versus 10.5%). NYC has the highest abortion rate (36.3 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44) and an epidemic of STDs yet the most prevalent access to contraception.

8. They are more political than medical. “We aim to be a kick butt political organization,” declared Cecile Richards in the New York Times. She also keynoted at the past few Democratic National Conventions—hardly non-partisan—endorsing Democratic nominees. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which is funded millions by PPFA, spent millions endorsing Hillary Clinton. In 2016, 99% (or $669,935) of Planned Parenthood’s Congressional election funding went to pro-abortion Democrats. Less than 1% (or $10,000) went to two pro-abortion Republicans. Public schools are fertile ground for recruiting activists.

9. They are corrupt. Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar, self-policing business that has overbilled taxpayer-funded programs $127.9 million. PPFA had to repay a small fraction of their Medicaid fraud ($4.3 million) back to Texas and the federal government in 2013. The DOJ, which investigated the case, stated: “We are very pleased to settle this matter for an amount of money that addresses what was, in the Government’s view, an abuse of programs that are extremely important to the well-being of many American women.”

10.They kill human beings. The first black PPFA president, Faye Wattleton, at least admitted what abortion really is: “I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don’t know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus, but it is the woman’s body and therefore ultimately her choice.” The fetus, or Latin for ‘children’, is not part of anyone’s body but a distinct human with separate DNA. Last year, PPFA reported killing 328,348 unique human beings. Abortions bring in 80% of their ‘health services’ revenue enabling a $77.5 million profit last year.

This is simply a case study in Marketing 101. PPFA perpetuates the need for their “services”. They target our young, and public schools are more than willing to expose students to the medical malfeasance. Planned Parenthood misinforms. Teens comply. Customers created. Treat and repeat.

Our teens deserve much better protection than this.
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California Pro-life Group Ordered to Stop Teaching Nurses How to ‘Reverse’ Abortions

If there was any doubt about California’s status as the nation’s standard-bearer for abortion, a letter sent September 5 by the state’s Board of Registered Nursing should clear that up in a jiffy.

Acting at the behest of abortion activists in the state legislature and online media, the Board of Nursing reversed its decision from just a month prior, sending Heartbeat International a letter to demand that the pro-life pregnancy help network “cease and desist” offering nurses continuing education units (CEUs) for Abortion Pill Reversal classes.

Over 350 doctors nationally have joined the Abortion Pill Reversal network, while 300 mothers have successfully rescued their children from abortion through the medical intervention (see here and here for examples), which introduces an emergency and ongoing progesterone treatment to counteract the first of two pills in the chemical abortion (RU-486) process.

The Board’s sudden reversal seems a direct effort to deny a woman access to her own choice during an unexpected pregnancy, Heartbeat International president Jor-El Godsey said Monday.  . . . .Read More

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Abortion Clinic Kills 15 Babies in Free Abortions Given to Hurricane Harvey Victims

At least 15 unborn babies who survived Hurricane Harvey will be slaughtered in abortions this month as part of a free abortions program at the Whole Woman’s Health abortion chain.

The abortion chain told the Texas Tribune this week that 15 women took up its offer for free abortions in the wake of the hurricane. It said six abortions are scheduled for its San Antonio facility and nine more will take place at its Austin location.

Their deaths will add to the 60-plus people who already died from the hurricane. Unfortunately, these unborn babies’ deaths will not be counted among the casualties.

Calling abortion a “service” to Texas women, the abortion chain said it will continue offering free abortions through September to women affected by the hurricane.

Disguised as compassionate, this offer only will add to the suffering and loss that thousands of Texans already are experiencing. The Texas abortion chain, notorious for failed health inspections, will kill unborn babies in abortions and leave their mothers emotionally and possibly physically damaged. . . . Read More

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Hillary Clinton: I Don’t Regret Calling Trump Supporters “Deplorable”

Hillary Clinton has had numerous gaffes over the years and had plenty during the 2016 presidential campaign. But there were probably none bigger than calling supporters of Donald Trump “deplorable.”

However, the pro-abortion two-time failed presidential candidate has no regrets making the statement:

She also has zero regrets about calling Trump supporters deplorable, citing Trump’s behavior that was accentuated by the Access Hollywood tape that no one cared about. In the video, there’s a hot mic moment where Trump and then-co-host Billy Bush were making some off-color remarks about women. . . .
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Friday, September 8, 2017

National Day of Remembrance - Sept. 9th Helps Us Remember Abortion Kills People


The response of the American people to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey last month shows us at our best. From giving generously to hurricane relief funds, to traveling from afar to join search and rescue efforts, the American people have come together to help the victims of this historic natural disaster.

But it wasn’t only the hurricane’s survivors that inspired this kind of compassionate response. Every effort has been extended to find the bodies of those who didn’t make it. We have a deep human need to bury our dead, to memorialize their lives, and to visit their burial places over the months and years that we grieve for them.

This same human instinct will bring thousands of Americans out this weekend to memorialize the victims of another great human tragedy. On Saturday, September 9, at more than 170 cemeteries and church grounds throughout the United States, solemn prayer vigils will be held in observance of the fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children [http://abortionmemorials.com]. Many of these memorial services will be held at gravesites across the country where the remains abortion victims have been buried. . . . .Read More

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Two Republicans Vote to Fund International Planned Parenthood and Pro-Abortion UNFPA

Susan Collins
The main actions that President Donald Trump has taken that have gone over extremely well with pro-life voters are his decisions to defund the International Planned Parenthood abortion business and to revoke funding for the UNFPA , which supports China’s coercive population control policy.

Not content to see taxpayer funding taken away from their abortion agenda, pro-abortion Democrats in Congress have been working overtime in an attempt to restore that funding.

This week in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee, two pro-abortion Republicans joined Democrats to pass an amendment to restore both vehicles of funding.

Pro-abortion Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both voted for the amendment. They have been thorns in the side of the pro-life movement for some time as they continue to push abortion and oppose efforts to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

Although the Senate committee wound up passing the pro-abortion Amendment, because Republicans control Congress the amendment will ultimately be removed from the bill and conference committee. . . . Read More

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Court Rules There is No Constitutional Right to Assisted Suicide

There is no constitutional right to assisted suicide, so the courts keep ruling.

In Washington v Glucksberg (1997), the Supreme Court of United States rejected an attempt to impose an assisted suicide Roe v. Wade.

State supreme courts have rejected state constitutional claims in Florida, New Mexico, and elsewhere.

In fact no high court in the USA has ever ruled that there is a constitutional right to assisted suicide (including in Montana, which issued a muddled ruling that assisted suicide did not violate public policy).

Now, New York can be added to the growing list.

First, a little background: The zealots at Compassion and Choices–formerly the more honestly named Hemlock Society–want the courts to pretend that when a doctor prescribes a lethal overdose for use in self-killing, it isn’t really suicide. This blatant word engineering attempt is rejected outright by the court. From the Meyers v. Schneiderman . . . .

The court proceeds to reject the constitutional claim to assisted suicide by a terminally ill person on several grounds. Here’s one that bears noting: Refusing medical treatment when death is the likely outcome is not synonymous with a “right to die.” . . . .

The court also notes that there is a rational basis for the state’s law against assisted suicide:

As to the right asserted here, the State pursues a legitimate purpose in guarding against the risks of mistake and abuse. The State may rationally seek to prevent the distribution of prescriptions for lethal dosages of drugs that could, upon fulfillment, be deliberately or accidentally misused. . . . Read More

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Judge Upholds Requirement Forcing California Churches to Pay for Abortions

Churches in California still are being forced to pay for abortions in their health insurance plans after a federal court dismissed a legal challenge by three churches Friday.

Churches across California have been battling the onerous abortion mandate for years with no relief. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering elective abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt.

Friday was another defeat for the churches in Foothill Church v. Rouillard when a federal court dismissed their case against the mandate.

“If the state can force a church to pay for the very thing they counsel against, in violation of their constitutionally protected religious beliefs, then no American is secure,” said Jeremiah Galus, who is representing the churches through Alliance Defending Freedom.

Galus said they are considering whether to appeal the latest ruling.

“Churches should be free to serve their communities according to their religious beliefs without unjust government edicts that force them to violate those beliefs,” Galus continued. “California has no right to dictate what pastors or churches believe on moral and cultural issues. Yet, with the stroke of a pen—and without consulting the public—the state mandated that churches must pay for the taking of innocent human life.”

The lawsuit is on behalf of Foothill Church in Glendora, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino and The Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch.

In 2014, ADF and Life Legal Defense Foundation filed formal complaints with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services against DMHC regarding California’s mandate and its violation of federal conscience law. Those came on the heels of a complaint filed directly with DMHC, which responded by affirming its decision to force all plans to cover all abortions without explanation.

Pro-life members of Congress hope President Donald Trump’s administration will provide relief. In April, they asked the administration to uphold the Weldon Amendment — federal law that protects conscience rights. . . . Read More

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