Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trump Must Act to Stop Obama Sexual Rights Plan Cloaked as Women's Policy

Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D., Managing Editor, C-Fam: The Obama administration institutionalized its gender agenda through four foreign policy initiatives—three global strategies on gender-based violence and adolescent girls, and one on women, peace and security which we report on this week.

Cloaked in the language of women's rights and non-discrimination, they have effectively transformed the Department of State and the U.S. Military into homosexual advocacy organizations, mandating that our troops and foreign service officers promote sexual rights in countries around the world, even where they are most unwelcome. Most egregiously, the plans hurt women and girls in aid-dependent countries by diverting funding and political capital away from what they really need, such as schools, health clinics, and microfinance opportunities to open small businesses.

Obama Cloaked LGBTI Agenda in Women’s Rights Plan to Thwart Republicans
By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. and Lisa Correnti

WASHINGTON, DC, February 17 (C-Fam) An Obama-era executive order on helping women in conflict settings mutated into a vast set of mandates including abortion, homosexual rights, and environmentalism in U.S. defense and diplomatic policy and programs. It remains resistant to President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders. Read More
UN delegates have complained for years that the UN Secretariat is overstepping its authority with regard to member States. What is less well known is how it attempts to censor non-governmental organizations in a way never intended by the UN's founders.

Stefano Gennarini gives a personal example.

Did the UN Secretariat Attempt to Censor Pro-Family Viewpoint?
By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

NEW YORK, February 17 (C-Fam) Highly unusual, UN bureaucrats temporarily blocked C-Fam’s written and oral statements at the Commission for Social Development this year, only allowing the statements after pushback. Read More
At Turtle Bay and Beyond, Marianna Orlandi takes you inside UN Headquarters to a display on rape of men in conflict settings. Sadly, the organizers exploit the heinous crime for political ends, telling sovereign states they must help survivors by normalizing sodomy in law and policy.“LGBT Rights” and Male Rape in Conflict: How to Abuse Humanitarian Law.Senior Vice President and Research Director at C-Fam, Dr. Susan Yoshihara was one of the first scholars in the world to warn the international community about the attempts of global abortion advocates to corrupt even the noble realm of humanitarian law. Read More

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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, Passes Away: She Never Had an Abortion and Became Pro-Life

Norma McCorvey, who was the Jane Roe of the infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case legalizing virtually unlimited abortions, passed away today. McCorvey never had an abortion and eventually became pro-life and dedicated her life to overturning the horrible Supreme Court decision that bared her pseudonym.

McCorvey died today at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.

McCorvey never wanted an abortion — she was seeking a divorce from her husband — but young, pro-abortion feminist attorney Sarah Weddington used McCorvey’s case as a means of attempting to overturn Texas’ law making most abortions illegal. Weddington took the case all the way to the Supreme Court, which invalidated every pro-life state law in the nation protecting unborn children and the rest is history.

But most Americans don’t know that McCorvey, who was “pro-choice” on abortion at the time, became a pro-life advocate. She dedicated to reversing the Supreme Court case that bears her fictitious name, Jane Roe. . . .

“Back in 1973, I was a very confused twenty-one year old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy,” she says in the ad. “At the time I fought to obtain a legal abortion, but truth be told, I have three daughters and never had an abortion.”

“I think it’s safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie…. I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name,” McCorvey says. . . . Read More

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

France Passes Law Imposing Up To Two Years Prison For Running Pro-life Websites

The French National Assembly in session
Jeanne Smits, Paris Correspondent, Life Site News: The French National Assembly has adopted legislation to make what it calls “spreading misleading information” about abortion punishable with up to a two-year prison sentence and a fine.

The law specifically targets “electronic” and “online” means of spreading information with the intention of dissuading women from ending their pregnancy, but its wording is not restrictive. By and large, any person or group aiming to call public attention to the dangers and risks of abortion will be potentially at risk of prosecution.

Thursday’s vote was the final stage of a lawmaking process that saw various versions of the text come alternately before the Assembly and the Senate. The upper house repeatedly tried to impose less severe wording without trying to scrap the law entirely. In the absence of an agreement between the two governing bodies, the National Assembly has the last word and so it achieved its aim of virtually outlawing pro-life speech.

The law was adopted by a show of hands – an indication that few lawmakers were present in the Chamber – during which all left-wing representatives present as well as a majority of the centrists voted for the measure. It is the latest in a series of pro-abortion laws that have made “voluntary interruption of pregnancy,” as the French euphemism goes, a purely elective and 100 percent publicly-funded “fundamental right” since socialist François Hollande came into power five years ago.

The criminalization of negative information on abortion is the result of a process that began when members of Hollande’s socialist government realized that Google searches were linking women to pro-life groups. These sites explain the risks and realities of the procedure and where to find assistance to help women keep their baby.

The Ministry of Health responded by putting up a government information site on abortion that is limited to providing details about access to the procedure. It also characterizes as "misconceptions' the allegations that abortion can have negative side effects and cause health problems or psychological consequences. Included is a page on “misinformation about voluntary interruption of pregnancy” that claims there are pro-life sites masquerading as information sites. Women are urged to link to Planned Parenthood or sites that list abortion center addresses. There is no information on help and public subsidies for expectant mothers.

This initiative did not suffice to gag the pro-life sites the government wanted to relegate to insignificance. So it came up with a new law. It in effect expands an existing ban on “moral and psychological pressure searching to hinder abortion that was adopted in 2001 in order to stop peaceful pro-life activists from speaking to women planning an abortion or organizing demonstrations near abortion centers in clinics and public hospitals."

The law was rarely used, but Dr. Xavier Dor, a well-known elderly and almost blind pro-lifer, was fined heavily for having given knitted baby boots to a woman he spoke to in the public stairway of the building where Planned Parenthood has its Paris offices.

The new law imposed the same punishment – a maximum of two years imprisonment and a $30,000 fine – on any manner of “spreading or transmitting allegations or indications liable to intentionally mislead, with the purpose of deterring (from abortion), on the characteristics or medical consequences of a voluntary interruption of abortion.”

The Republican (center right) party said the law was a deliberate infringement of freedom of expression and voted against. They also intend to submit the text to the Constitutional Council in the hope of having it declared contrary to the French Constitution.

But while the party was in power, it made no move to abrogate the existing law that already bans “moral and psychological pressure” aiming to dissuade a woman from having an abortion. This has become a pattern in France over the last 40 years since abortion was made legal. All aggravating texts, once voted into law by the left, have never been disputed by the right when it came back into power.

Marisol Touraine, the minister of health, said the law exclusively targets websites that do not present themselves as being pro-life while aiming to deter women from having abortions. Laurence Rossignol, minister for women’s rights, said opponents to abortion would still be free to voice their opinion “under the condition they openly state who they are, what they do and what they want.”

However, the wording of the law does not match this restriction. As it stands, it can be used to prosecute those with any “information” that presents abortion in an unfavorable light and pushes women not to choose abortion. The law does not define who has authority to judge whether information is officially “misleading.” That will be up to judges in principle and specifically to health and government officials.

If government information on abortion is anything to go by, misinformation is likely to run rampant. It calls surgical abortion an “aspiration of the egg” and asserts that “abortion is not the removing of a life,” as Rossignol said in the National Assembly.

Jean-Marie Le Méné, president of the Fondation Lejeune, commented: “That which dissuades from abortion is not false information, but correct information.”

During the parliamentary debate, Rossignol went on record as saying: “Freedom of expression does not signify a right to lying.” That is why pro-lifers in France are slamming a law that attempts to prevent expression of an inconvenient truth.

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Arkansas House Passes Bill Banning Abortions Based Solely On Baby’s Sex

Arkansas took an important first step this week to becoming the eighth state to ban abortions based solely on the sex of the baby. On Tuesday, the House voted 79-3 in favor of House Bill 1434, the Sex Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act.

The Associated Press ;reported, “The bottom line is it’s just the right thing to do to have this in the law,” Republican Rep. Charlie Collins told lawmakers before the vote.

The measure has now moved onto the state Senate.

The prohibition is already the law in Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota, according to Ingrid Duran, NRLC’s Director of State Legislation.

HB 1434 reads in part:
“A physician or other person shall not intentionally perform or attempt to perform an abortion with the knowledge that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion solely on the basis of the sex of the unborn child… . . . Read More

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House Reverses Obama’s Planned Parenthood Rule!

Funding for Planned Parenthood will no longer be protected by former President Obama’s Executive Order. The House has passed the necessary legislation to put these funds under the proper control. The various States can now decide how they want to distribute these funds and not be restricted by executive edict.

Republicans passed legislation on Thursday reversing former President Barack Obama’s lame-duck ban on states withholding taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood.

The resolution will undermine a December order from the Obama administration that prevented states from blocking taxpayer funding of abortion clinics. Bill sponsor Rep. Diane Black (R., Tenn.) said on the House floor that state lawmakers should have the final say over how taxpayer dollars for medical care are distributed in their local communities.

“We are simply voting today to affirm the right of states to fund the healthcare providers that best suit their needs, without fear of reprisal from their own federal government,” Black said in a floor speech before the vote. “As a state legislator, I worked within my authority to make sure that Tennessee honored the will of our pro-life populace and steered our state’s share of Title X dollars away from health care providers that perform abortion.”

State efforts to redirect taxpayer dollars away from abortion clinics began to gain momentum after the Center for Medical Progress released undercover video of Planned Parenthood workers and executives discussing their organ harvesting operations.

24 states introduced or passed legislation that would have denied funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider, which receives about $500 million from taxpayers each year. If the resolution passes, state lawmakers could once again deny those funds to Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood decried the resolution in a press release. President Cecile Richards said that her organization plans on using the vote to mobilize opposition to Republican…..

FULL STORY CONTINUES HERE:
House Votes to Reverse Obama’s Planned Parenthood Rule

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Congressional Bill Would Protect Doctors and Nurses Who Refuse to Assist Abortions

Leading pro-life and faith-based organizations are asking members of Congress to support new legislation that would provide healthcare providers who conscientiously object to abortions the right not to participate in the life-destroying procedure.

The bill, the Conscience Protection Act, was introduced in Congress last year and it passed the U.S. House but was not voted on in the U.S. Senate. Leading pro-life members of Congress are trying again.

The measure also protects health insurance companies that oppose abortion and would rather not cover the procedure. California is one example of a state that currently forces health insurance companies and faith-based groups to comply with elective abortion coverage, with no exemptions based on religious opposition. The Department of Health and Human Services civil rights office declared that faith based organizations in California were mandated to provide abortion coverage.

Because of that, key pro-life and faith groups want Congress to take action. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has backed the legislation, as well as the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. . . . Read More

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Alveda King: Sick of Pro-Abortion Politicians Using Race-Baiting to Deceive Black Voters

Life News.com: Alveda King, the niece of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr, has released a pro-life message for Black History Month. The Civil Rights leader says she is sick and tired of pro-abortion politicians using race-baiting to deceive black voters into supporting them.

“For years liberals and progressives have skillfully appealed to the Black communities, vying for the African American vote while maintaining that abortion is good for blacks and, conversely, that those who are pro-life are somehow anti-African American,” King told LifeNews in a statement.

King says abortion funding is one way pro-abortion liberal politicians falsely use race to appeal to black voters.

“They have alleged that the Hyde Amendment, for instance, is inherently racist and that those who support it must be the same. It’s one of those race baiting charges that makes no sense,” King explains.

“For example: When Congress held a hearing last year on the Hyde Amendment and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen couldn’t resist playing the race card. He started by saying, “Controlling women’s reproductive processes has been something that men have done for years, or tried to do,” then moved on to add, ”And women since the days of slavery were very much encouraged to have children, because that was good, because you needed lots of more property to bring the crops to make the money,” she said.

“So, as the Congressman not so subtly inferred, if you don’t want your tax dollars to pay for the dismemberment of low-income mothers’ unborn children – or any unborn children for that matter – you must be like 19th century slave owners. In short, you must be a racist. Really? Twisted attempt to pervert justice,” King added.

“Think about it. Why would Congressman Cohen’s imagined “racist” want more people of color to be born? Wouldn’t a racist want there to be fewer African Americans and Latinos?” she asked.

King says Planned Parenthood continues the racist mission of Margaret Sanger.

She said: “Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, certainly would want fewer poor people around. Sanger, who happily spoke to a women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan and received invitations to speak to a dozen more, said, ‘Birth control… means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks – those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.’”

King continued: “Mrs. Sanger was a progressive in her era and she would be a progressive today, supporting the race baiters and calling for an end to the Hyde Amendment. She wanted fewer of those she called “unfit.” She wanted what she called “a cleaner race.”

She concluded: “It’s time that we stop allowing ourselves to be divided. Those who use ethnicity, skin color, political preference, religion, income, gender, physical ability or lack of such, or any other classification to divide our communities for their own political gain ultimately do not care for us. They care for themselves and their power.”

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Former Catholic Priest: Used to Pray Outside Abortion Clinics, Now Supports Abortion

No Longer a Priest
- Now Pro-Death!
Dan Murtah used to be a Catholic priest. He used to stand outside of abortion clinics in the United Kingdom and pray for women and babies with other priests and pro-lifers.

In a column for The Huffington Post this week, Murtah said he now regrets those pro-life prayers on the sidewalk. He no longer is a priest, and now believes that opposition to abortion is little more than a religious belief.

... Murtah said he now believes the government should not get involved in abortion, what he says is a religious issue. He based his position on the inaccurate claim that there is no evidence that life begins at conception, and being pro-life is merely a religious viewpoint.

“Religious belief is only that – an assumption that something is true even if scientific evidence is lacking,” Murtah wrote. “There is no evidence that life begins at conception, however because there is a lack of scientific consensus religion is inclined to plug the gap with belief.”

[EDITOR: wait a minute]

. . . Last spring, scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago further confirmed this with an interesting finding. The research team not only noted that human life begins at conception, but also video-recorded a spark of light that takes place when the new life forms.

Some abortion activists also admit that life begins at conception. These include abortion practitioners, both current and former. Curtis Boyd, a New Mexico abortionist and founding member of the National Abortion Federation, is one of them.

“Am I killing? Yes, I am. I know that,” Boyd once said.

Murtah probably should start doing some more research.
[EDITOR; Thank the Lord - He is no longer a priest!]

. . . Read More

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Rev. Franklin Graham Says Planned Parenthood is “Hitleristic,” and “Death Is Their Prescription”

Rev. Franklin Graham condemned the deadly work of Planned Parenthood on Friday, describing its abortion practices as “Hitleristic.”

Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and founder of Samaritan’s Purse, has been a vocal advocate for babies in the womb throughout his ministry.

On Facebook on Friday, Graham addressed the current issue of defunding Planned Parenthood.

The new U.S. Congress is working on legislation to defund the abortion group, and President Donald Trump previously said he would support such a measure. The legislation would redirect tax dollars to federally-qualified community health clinics that offer more comprehensive care but don’t perform abortions.

“Planned Parenthood—the country’s largest abortion provider—received over $353 million in private donations according to a recent annual report. Why on earth would Congress give them another $550 million in government grants and reimbursements?” Graham wrote.

Planned Parenthood does approximately 320,000 abortions every year – totaling close to 1 million in the past three years, according to its own annual reports. Graham called these numbers a “tragedy.”

“Taxpayer dollars, withheld from American paychecks should never be used to fund a Hitleristic organization whose conduct many see as insidious, evil, unjust, and even criminal,” he continued. “How do they keep on slaughtering little ones, and yet portray themselves as health clinics? Death is their prescription.” . . . Read More @ LifeNews

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Trump’s Order to Defund Internationa; Planned Parenthood May Close Abortion Clinics

Joseph and Daisy Pardo are hopeful U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s reinstitution of the Mexico City Policy will speed the closure of an International Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Puerto Rico.

But in the meantime, they’re celebrating the closure of two privately owned abortion businesses in early 2017, as well as an upcoming birth for a young woman with a remarkable story.

The Pardos direct the first stand-along pregnancy help center in Puerto Rico, having relocated their family of six from Tampa, Fla., in the fall of 2015. Until recently, their center, Cree Women’s Care, had been situated within just a couple hundred feet of two abortion clinics on a one-way street.

Now, just one remains. In early January, abortion practitioner Santiago Diaz abruptly shuttered both his clinic next door to Cree and his second location, which had operated directly in front of the main hospital in San Juan—and right next door to its abortion industry competitor, “Clinica Iella,” a local affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

Just three days after his inauguration, Jan. 23, President Trump reinstated a policy that keeps $100 million out of the hands of IPPF as part of the broader protection of $607.5 million in overseas funding that now cannot go toward international organizations that promote or perform abortions. . . . NAME / Source

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Pro-Family Groups to Trump: Make Religious Freedom Great Again

Family Policy Alliance: Family Policy Alliance and its alliance of 40 state-based groups is sending a letter urging President Trump to sign a religious freedom Executive Order.

The order would strengthen protections for individuals and business owners who don’t want to be forced to violate their deeply held beliefs.

“On the campaign trail, the President repeatedly told evangelical groups he would do everything he could to strengthen protections for religious freedom,” explained Paul Weber, president and CEO of Family Policy Alliance. “President Trump now has the chance to stand up to the bullying against people of faith and to lead Congress in enacting strong religious freedom protections by signing this Executive Order.”

Federally, groups like Little Sisters of the Poor were forced to sue the government for tryng to force them to provide contraceptives in their healthcare plans – a violation of the teaching of their Catholic faith.

Individuals in several states had their livelihood threatened because they refused to compromise their faith to participate in same-sex weddings.

“Our network of organizations has been advocating for policy that would ensure that families in our states do not have to forfeit their faith when they do charitable work, provide education or healthcare, earn a living, start a business, or interact with their own government,” said Autumn Leva, policy director for Family Policy Alliance. “This has been difficult in a climate of government-endorsed hostility toward religion, and American families have been told to keep their faith private. President Trump’s Executive Order would be a breath of fresh air on the state of religious freedom in this country.”

TAKE ACTION
Ask President Trump to sign the religious freedom executive order. And don’t forget to share this with family and friends.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pelosi to Adopted Student: Women Like Your Mom Must Be Able To Choose Whether To Give Birth

Pro-abortion House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi was quizzed on her abortion support by a pro-life student who was adopted at a CNN townhall. In response, Pelosi told the student that it was important that her birth mother had the ability to "choose" whether to abort or give birth to her, and went on to suggest that pro-life activists aren't concerned with the wellbeing of children after they're born.

"I am part of the pro-life generation," said college student Brianna Kristyn Roberts. "I believe that abortion is not the answer for unplanned pregnancy.

"My birthmother was faced with a decision that many women today are facing. Without the means of properly raising a child, she chose the most ethical decision and chose adoption. ... I now have the ability to thrive and succeed in life. Don’t you think that everyone … needs the ability to thrive and succeed in life?"

"I certainly do, and I love the word you used," Pelosi, who says she is Catholic, retorted. "You said, ‘my mother chose.’ My mother chose. And we want people to ... have that opportunity to choose as well."

What exactly mothers should be able to choose the California Congresswoman didn't specify. But she did imply that people who oppose abortion haven't done enough to help children. . . . Read More

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Clinic Hurts 2 Women in 3 Weeks in Botched Abortions

For the second time in three weeks, an ambulance has transported a patient from the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood abortion facility in New York City.

According to a pro-life activist who snapped photos of the incident, an ambulance arrived around noon on February 4, 2017, and emergency responders entered the Planned Parenthood center. Paramedics soon returned to the ambulance for a gurney. At approximately 12:25 p.m., they emerged with a patient on the gurney with her head covered with a black cloth.

“We have studied hundreds of medical emergencies at abortion facilities, and it seems like 25 minutes is an unusually long time for paramedics to be on the scene,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We don’t really know what happened, but one reasonable possibility is that it took the paramedics time to stabilize the patient before transporting her.”

Other medical emergencies documented by Operation Rescue at this same Planned Parenthood abortion facility include the following:

• January 18, 2017: A woman was removed from the abortion facility on a gurney and wheeled to the ambulance, passing under a large pink banner that ironically read “Healthcare happens.”
• November 4, 2016: African-American woman who was carted out of Planned Parenthood in a wheelchair, put onto a stretcher, and loaded into an awaiting ambulance.
• March 1, 2016: African-American woman was brought out of the abortion facility in a wheelchair and helped into ambulance.
• May 4, 2013: Ambulance transport woman from Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood.
Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America has stated, “The healthcare and the safety of our patients is our most important priority.”

However, the frequency of recent medical emergencies at their flag-ship New York abortion facility says otherwise. . . . Read More

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Pro-Life Dr. Tom Price Sworn In As HHS Secretary

ARRA News Service: Early today, the US Senate voted 52-47 along party lines to confirm pro-life Congressman (Dr.) Tom Price for Secretary of the Health and Human Services. Price is an orthopedic surgeon.

Addressing Obamacare, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi said, “We’re relying on him for a lot of the confirmation on the ‘repeal,’ ‘repair’ and ‘replace.’ He’s the perfect one to do it, he’s a medical doctor that’s had a wide range of experience.”

Price has a long pro-life voting record as a member of Congress and has voted pro life 100% of the time according to the National Right to Life Committee.

In a statement about the nomination, Trump said Price has earned a reputation for being a “tireless problem solver” and “the go-to expert on healthcare policy.” “He is exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American.”

Vice President Mike Pence swore in Dr. Tom Price as HHS Secretary.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Senator Luther Strange Replacing Jeff Sessions is Pro-Life

Sen. Luther Strange
Now that pro-life Senator Jeff Sessions has been confirmed by the Senate as the new Attorney General, Alabama has replaced him with another equally pro-life senator.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley appointed State Attorney General Luther Strange to fill Sessions’ Senate seat. The good news for the pro-life Community is that Strange is just as pro-life as sessions, it had a 100% pro-life voting record and excoriated Roe vs. Wade was one of the worst Supreme Court cases in history.

During his tenure as the Alabama Attorney General, Strange worked hard to uphold pro-life legislation taken to courts by abortion advocates.

A couple years ago, an Alabama court issued a ruling saying the state’s chemical endangerment of a child law also includes protection for unborn children. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange issued a statement calling the decision a victory.

Strange said the court ruled that “the plain meaning of the word ‘child’ in the chemical endangerment statute includes unborn children.”

“The Court has ratified our argument that the public policy of our state is to protect life, both born and unborn,” Strange stated. “It is a tremendous victory that the Alabama Supreme Court has affirmed the value of all life, including those of unborn children whose lives are among the most vulnerable of all.” . . . Senator Luther Strange, Pro-Life

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Video Shows How Abortions Kill More Black People Than Every Other Cause Combined

Right to Life of Michigan created a special video project for Black History Month in February that exposes the devastating impact of abortion on the black community.

The 1-minute video uses statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and the Guttmacher Institute to show how abortions killed more African Americans than all other causes combined.

“More abortions than every other cause of death combined,” the Michigan pro-life group said in an email. “These statistics about Black abortions boggle the mind. Why are they never discussed? Why have so few Americans, especially the members of this community so profoundly impacted not been made aware of these numbers?”

The number is staggering: 19 million abortions since 1973 in the black community, according to the group’s research.
Pro-life leader Walter B. Hoye II of Issues4Life Foundation found similar results when he compared abortion data to other leading causes of death in the black community from the U.S. Statistical Abstract for 2013 and the National Vital Statistics Report from 2015.

According to the statistics:

Heart Disease: 72,010
Abortion kills 5.9 times as many Blacks as heart disease.

Malignant Neoplasms: 67,953
Abortion kills 6.3 times as many Blacks as cancer.

Cerebrovascular Disease: 16,269
Abortion kills 26.4 times as many Blacks as strokes.

Accidents (unintentional injuries): 13,413
Abortion kills 31.9 times as many Blacks as accidents of all kinds.

Diabetes Mellitus: 13,385
Abortion kills 32 times as many Blacks as diabetes. . . . Read More

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Senate Confirms Pro-Life Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Sen. Jeff Sessions
The Senate voted today to confirm pro-life Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. The Senate approved the nomination 52-47 on a virtual party-line vote with Republicans and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin voting to confirm and every other Democrat voting no.

The vote came after Democrats, notably pro-abortion Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren, falsely attempted to paint Sessions as racist. That was even after Sessions received an award from the NAACP a few years ago. . . .

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus. All of whom support abortion, stormed the Senate earlier in the day to protest sessions nomination

Sessions will become the first pro-life Attorney General in 8 years after Attorneys General during the Obama Administration persecuted pro-life advocates. Sessions has a 100% pro-life voting record and a history of strong opposition to abortion and the Roe Supreme Court case.

During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sessions reiterated his belief that Roe vs. Wade is one of the worst Supreme Court decisions of all time. Roe allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy.

Previously, Sessions said: “I firmly believe that Roe v. Wade and its descendants represent one of the worse, colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time. It was an activist decision…it was a Court that decided to politically impose their will.”

“Good law should prevail,” the Senator noted. “Our policies in this country as a nation should focus on life, should focus on decency, and focus on love for even the least of these.” . . . Read More

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Sky Won’t Fall If Planned Parenthood Defunded

Photo of the clinics that outnumber
Planned Parenthood 20 to 1.
If you listen to the pundits who support Planned Parenthood, the sky will surely fall if the abortion chain is defunded.

If even one Planned Parenthood affiliate or center has to close as a result of defunding, they say, the patients Planned Parenthood serves will have no access to health services elsewhere. This is utter nonsense, of course.

. . . the organization’s own annual reports reveal that Planned Parenthood has been netting a profit for many years. Almost every year since 2000, Planned Parenthood’s revenue has exceeded their expenses — not by just a few dollars, but by tens of millions of dollars (yearly surpluses ranging from $18.5 million to a high of $127 million). . . . with the threat of defunding now more real under the newly elected Congress and president, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly claimed that private donations are suddenly flooding into their coffers.

The truth is that there are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) already in place, which could serve the patients Planned Parenthood serves — outnumbering Planned Parenthood centers 20 to 1 — so why do Planned Parenthood spokespersons (many who earn six-figure salaries) want you to believe that American women could not survive without them?

. . . Defunding the largest chain of abortion clinics will not send millions of patients to their demise — and Planned Parenthood knows this. The truth is that taxpayer dollars can be better spent on real health care organizations that will serve the American public and maintain the sanctity of life in the process. . . . Life Action News - Read More

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Pennsylvania Senate Votes to Ban Brutal Dismemberment Abortions

The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a ban on the brutal practice of dismemberment abortions.

Senate Bill 3 will make it illegal to cause “the death of an unborn child by means of dismembering the unborn child and extracting the unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments.”

Currently seven states ban such abortions: Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Arkansas. . . . Read More

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Senators File Legislation to Stop Obama’s Rule Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood

by Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council: In his last Christmas as president, Barack Obama made sure he played Santa for at least one group: Planned Parenthood. With just weeks to go in the White House, the abortion industry’s best friend did what it could to protect the industry from an administration sure to be bad for business.

Using his power at Health and Human Services, President Obama issued a rule that not only locked down federal grants for Cecile Richards’s group through the Title X “family planning” program, but also blocked states from defunding Planned Parenthood. It was, as two women in Congress said, the ultimate parting gift to an organization so corrupt that it’s been referred for criminal prosecution by the U.S. House.

Returning that gift to sender is the goal of Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), who’ve both introduced repeals of the eleventh-hour rule.

“State legislatures around the country have spoken out about their preference for prioritizing more comprehensive primary and preventative care providers for the receipt of Title X funding,” the duo wrote in a joint op-ed for the Washington Examiner, “and their voice should be respected by bureaucrats in the federal government.”

Obviously, the point of the rule was to strong-arm states into giving their hard-earned money to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood. That’s not only a violation of states’ rights but of taxpayers’ trust.

“According to its 2014-2015 annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortion procedures in just one year. Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize the abortion industry in this country. Nor should they be forced to foot the bill for an organization like Planned Parenthood that has displayed such blatant disregard for human life.”

They didn’t mention the fact that Planned Parenthood’s political arm spent more than $38 million in November’s election. In my view, an organization that directly receives taxpayer funding should not be able to spend money to influence the outcome of elections.

As for Obama’s parting gift to Planned Parenthood, every state should be free to decide how it spends its dollars — especially if they’re choosing positive alternatives to Cecile Richards’s “abortion-as-health-care” model. Obama’s HHS rule on Title X is an executive overreach and a handout to the abortion industry that has no basis in law.

“With a pro-life president in the White House and pro-life majorities in the House and Senate, we will continue to work together this year to undo the damage done by the Obama administration,” the women write. Help us keep President Trump busy by encouraging your members of Congress to send a bill to his desk zeroing out Planned Parenthood from Title X funding!

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Pro Life Devos Confirmed and Sworn in by VP Pence

VP Mike Pence swears in Betsy Devos as Educ. Sec.
Her husband Dick DeVos attended.
ARRA News Service: President Trump's (pro-life) nominee Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education today. After an all night debate, the vote was 50-50 with two Republicans joining Democrats to vote against Devos. Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined the Democrats and two independents in opposing to DeVos.

Vice President Mike Pence who Constitutionally may breaks ties in the U.S. Senate, voted to confirm Devos. Historians are noting that this is the first time a president broke a tie on a confirmation vote.  The Vice President tweeted: "Today’s vote to confirm Education Secretary @BetsyDeVos was a vote for every child having a chance at a world-class education."

Vice President Pence swore Betsy Devos in as Secretary of Education.

Arkansas' Republican senators, John Boozman and Tom Cotton, each voted in favor of confirming DeVos.

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Victory for Kids

Brian Burch, Catholic Vote: History was just made. Vice President Pence cast the first-ever tie-breaking vote for a Cabinet post.

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the new Secretary of Education -- 51-50.

This, after Democrats did everything possible to stop her, including a pathetic 24-hour talking marathon designed to please the radical Left while posturing to care for kids.

Take a look at the political contributions made by teachers unions in 2016...
National Education Association: $23.7 million
American Federation of Teachers: $8.8 million
AFT Solidarity: $425,000
And where did these millions go? Democrats in Congress: $ 2,315,309
Republicans in Congress: $ 212,859
That means that Democrats received nearly 92% of all political contributions that teachers unions gave to members of the United States Congress.

KEY: The vote on Betsy DeVos was not about children. Senate Democrats (and 2 Republicans) voted against DeVos to protect a monopoly that funds their campaigns, and protects a system that is failing our children.

Want proof?

Just last month, a nonpartisan study by the federal Institute of Education Sciences revealed that the Obama administration School Improvement Grant (SIG) program failed to achieve any academic improvement for students... over 8 years! The program spent over $7 billion, the largest investment ever to help failing public schools. And it accomplished NOTHING.

Yet, Democrats in the Senate fought tooth and nail to preserve the status quo.

Betsy DeVos has spent much of her life pleading for kids in failing schools. She has spent millions of her own dollars to help kids abandoned and forgotten by the union bosses who just tried to defeat her. She believes every child deserves a chance to attend a school dedicated to academic excellence and she’s open to several pathways to get there including vouchers, charter schools, tax credits and more.

The Catholic Church has a real interest in seeing education reform become a reality. If we truly care about vulnerable children stuck in poverty, breaking the education monopoly that has failed millions of kids for decades is a key first step.

We’ve offered those working with DeVos 100% of our support.

This is one of our top priorities.

And with your help, we intend to deliver.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

President Ronald Reagan: “No Cause More Important Than the Right to Life of All Human Beings”

by Dave Andrusko : “My administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have meaning.” — President Ronald Reagan.

Today would have been the 106th birthday of Pro-life President Ronald Reagan! Each year on the anniversary, for reasons I cannot explain, I always recall where I was the day he was shot. At the time I was working as a volunteer for a state affiliate of National Right to Life and actually heard about the shooting while I was in the car.

I recall the range of emotions I felt as if it had happened yesterday. President Reagan survived and the cause for which we all work so hard benefitted enormously. The following is what I wrote on the occasion of President Reagan’s 100th birthday.

For pro-lifers of a certain age, President Ronald Reagan will always be first in our hearts. It is possible to exaggerate his pro-life accomplishments, although that would be difficult. It is possible to overstate what a boost to our morale his presidency represented, although I greatly doubt it.

However it would impossible to overstate the extent to which our 40th President altered the trajectory of the abortion discussion.

What is often under-appreciated is the late President’s ken peripheral vision. Not content to merely look straight ahead, he clearly saw that if the abortion ethos was not contained, it inextricably would seek out new categories of victims.

To the left, were the very young, born less than perfect. To the right were the medically dependent elderly.

President Reagan took office almost eight years to the day after the Supreme Court unleashed the abortion juggernaut in its grotesque Roe v. Wade decision.

President Reagan’s administration began the journey that you and I are on today–a journey that recalls us from out of the darkness and into the light.

Among pro-lifers, President Reagan may best be remembered for writing a small but pivotal book: “Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation.” In 1983 it was a scandal (in media circles) that a Presidential first–a book penned while in office–would be “wasted” decrying abortion, a practice as ensconced in our national life as pro-abortion bias was in the journalistic establishment.

President Reagan knew otherwise. He understood that intellectually, jurisprudentially, and morally we had dug ourselves into a deep hole.

Getting out of it required posing the right question in a spirit that we are all in this together. As he put it, “Abortion concerns not just the unborn child, it concerns every one of us.”

President Reagan observed very early on in “Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation”

“The real question today is not when human life begins [medical science has already answered that question], but, What is the value of human life? The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother’s body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law–the same right we have.” . . . Read More

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Pro-Life Senators Introduce Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Congress approved legislation to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business last year only to see pro-abortion President Barack Obama veto it. Now, leading pro-life members of the U.S. Senate have introduced a bill to yank taxpayer funding from the nation’s biggest abortion company.

Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) are co-sponsors of the bill, called the Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act.

“We as a pro-life community honor the civil liberties, independence and strength of a woman – all women,” Sen. Ernst had said at the March for Life Jan. 27. “And that means both supporting mothers and rising up to protect the most vulnerable in our society – the innocent babies who are unable to defend themselves.”

“For years, our nation has debated life and abortion – at a minimum we should agree that no taxpayer should be forced to fund the largest provider of abortion in the country with their hard-earned tax dollars,” Sen. Lankford added. “Planned Parenthood receives millions in private donation money every year, and they’ve experienced an increase in donations since President Trump was elected. There is no reason for a private non-governmental organization, like Planned Parenthood, to receive $500 million a year in taxpayer money.”

The legislation would prioritize preventive healthcare over elective abortion by placing a one year moratorium on all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, including its affiliates and associated clinics, until such time as Planned Parenthood certifies that it will not perform elective abortions or give funding to entities that do. The bill was introduced with the support of 127 cosponsors.

The legislation would instead redirect federal dollars to the more than 13,500 community health centers nationwide that provide a broader range of healthcare services to women (e.g., mammograms) and do not perform abortions. The bill provides $235 million in funding for community health centers, in addition to the funding that would be reallocated from Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood has been exposed in recent videos as not providing prenatal care and only providing ultrasounds in preparation for abortions. . . . Read More

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Planned Parenthood CEO Spends $30 Million for Hillary Clinton - Claims Abortion Biz is “Non-Partisan.”

Here is your laugh for the day. The CEO of the Planned Parenthood abortion business claims it is nonpartisan even though it spent tens of millions of dollars supporting the failed presidential candidacy of proportion candidate Hillary Clinton.

The Planned Parenthood abortion company is doing everything possible to rehabilitate its image as anything but an abortion giant in advance of potential Congressional votes to defund it.

In an appearance late last week on MSNBC, Cecile Richards claimed that somehow defunding the abortion company would hurt women’s health care even though Planned Parenthood has been exposed in recent videos as not providing prenatal care and only providing ultrasounds in preparation for abortions. . . . . . .

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Pelosi Tells Adopted Woman: Your Mom Should Have Had the “Choice” to Abort You

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has made some pretty outrageous statements about abortion in the past.

During a recent CNN Town Hall event, Pelosi stuck her foot in her mouth again when she told a young woman who was adopted that her mother should have had the “choice” to abort her.

“I am part of the pro-life generation,” college student Brianna Kristyn Roberts told Pelosi. “I believe that abortion is not the answer for unplanned pregnancy.

“My birth mother was faced with a decision that many women today are facing. Without the means of properly raising a child, she chose the most ethical decision and chose adoption. With her courageous and unselfish decision, I now have the ability to thrive and succeed in life.

“Don’t you think everyone needs the ability to thrive and succeed in life?”

PJ Media had this to say about Pelosi’s answer:

The congresswoman stumbled through a series of explanations, saying that this girl’s mother actually embodied the pro-choice paradigm: “We want other people to have, have that — have that opportunity. To choose as well.”
“You said my mother chose, my mother chose. And we want other people to have … that opportunity to choose as well,” Pelosi told the young woman.

Of course, Pelosi never explained what that “choice” could have meant for Roberts. If her mother had chosen a different path, one that Pelosi supports, the young woman could have experienced an early, brutal and possibly painful abortion death. That “choice” would have taken away Roberts’ chance to live and thrive.

Pelosi said she wants every child to have the ability to succeed, but to the pro-abortion Congresswoman, only born children count. . . . Read More

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Donates $1 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Another top executive at Facebook recently funneled more money to the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood.

The company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, said she donated $1 million to the abortion group in response to federal lawmakers’ plans to defund it, Fox News reports.

The abortion group currently receives about half a billion federal tax dollars each year; it also aborts about 320,000 unborn babies each year, more than any other group in the U.S. Federal and state lawmakers are working to take tax dollars away from Planned Parenthood and redirect them to community health centers that provide a full range of comprehensive care – just not abortions.

Sandberg defended the abortion chain in a recent social media post, claiming, “Comprehensive family planning helps prevent unintended pregnancies, deaths and abortions.” . . . Read More

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia ...

Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and the late pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia have much in common. Both are originalists who believe that the courts are to interpret legal provisions and light of the Constitution and its original meaning.

But the two were friends and spent time together on a personal level prior to Justice Scalia’s passing.

Judge Gorsuch already has strong support within the pro-life and conservative communities. But if they need any additional proof that Judge Gorsuch will be a Supreme Court Justice in the mold of Justice Scalia — their similar judicial philosophy is evident from a tribute the appeals court gave to the late Supreme Court Justice after Scalia’s death. . . . Read More

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Senate Committee Votes to Confirm Pro-Life Rep. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

Despite a boycott by Democrats on the panel of the vote, a Senate committee voted to confirm pro-life Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

After Democrats boycotted the Senate Finance Committee vote Tuesday, denying the quorum needed for a vote, Republican chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah called another vote today. When Democrats refused to show up, Republicans changed the rules to allow the votes to proceed without them.

Hatch denounced the Democrats’ boycott as “just another way of roughing up the president and his choice of nominees.” He blamed Demcorats for forcing the committee to vote to suspend the rules to advance the nomination.

Price is one of President Donald Trump’s marquee pro-life nominees to head a cabinet department that will have significant overview concerning pro-life policies. Leading up to tomorrow’s vote, pro-life organizations such as the Family Research Council are urging senators to vote Yes on Price’s nomination. . . .

Price has a long pro-life voting record as a member of Congress and has voted pro life 100% of the time according to the National Right to Life Committee.

In a statement about the nomination, Trump said Price has earned a reputation for being a “tireless problem solver” and “the go-to expert on healthcare policy.”

“He is exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American,” Mr. Trump said. “I am proud to nominate him as secretary of Health and Human Services.”

Mr. Price, chairman of the House Budget Committee and an outspoken opponent of Obamacare from Georgia, said it’s an “honor” to be nominated for the position.. . . Read More

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