Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pro-Life News, Oct. 30, 2012

Planned Parenthood Flooding Mailboxes With Attacks on Romney The Planned Parenthood abortion business is flooding mailboxes of voters in the battleground state of Virginia with attacks on Mitt Romney’s pro-life positions on abortion and abortion funding. The double sided mailer hits Romney over his position favoring reversal of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision that resulted in 55 million abortions and allows abortions virtually any time in pregnancy for any reason. It also attacked him for his comments saying he would “get rid of” federal taxpayer funding for the nation’s abortion giant. Read More

Obama Greeting Card: “Mom Can I Borrow $18,000 for Birth Control?” The Obama campaign has launched a series of electronic greeting cards for women to use to promote the campaign’s message, and one has conservatives rolling their eyes because of its absurdity. “President Obama summed up the Republican Party’s approach to women’s health when he said ‘they want to take us back to the policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century,’” the Obama campaign web page claims. “Send an eCard to say you won’t go back.” Read More

Abortion Drug RU 486 Marks 12 Years in US: 14 Dead, 1,200 Injured Twelve years ago today, the Clinton administration approved the dangerous abortion drug RU 486 and it has left thousands of injured women and more than a dozen women dead in the years following. The Alan Guttmacher Institute notes that 13 percent of all abortions involve mifepristone, as of 2008. At that time, drug maker Danco indicated that 840,000 women in the United States have had abortions with its dangerous drug. With the increased reliance on the drug as opposed to surgical abortions, the number of unborn children who have lost their lives since its approval very well could have doubled to 1.7. million. Read More

Boy Now 13 Survives Doctor’s Suggestion to Let Him Die When you live with a chronically ill child, certain words and phrases become a permanent part of your lexicon. One of my least favorite is “quality of life”, where we attempt to ascertain the value of another human’s existence. We heard that phrase for the first time in 1999, as we fought to stay pregnant with our tiny son. “Even if he’s born alive,” they said, “which is unlikely, he’ll have no quality of life.” The words were spoken kindly, by well-meaning people, but they were like a sledgehammer to my heart. What did it all mean? And what was going to happen to us, to our baby? 4 days later, hours past the “viable” mark, our 24 week baby was born alive. He was 1 lb, 5 oz, and he was very, very sick. Read More

Teen Dies From Abortion, Contracted Superbug From Abortion Drug A story is coming to light in the British media about a 19-year-old women who died from an abortion she had last year that cause her to contract a rare superbug virus that ultimately claimed her life. Jessie-Maye Barlow, 19, decided to have an abortion when she learned she was pregnant just months after giving birth. However, she contracted the superbug streptococcus B during the abortion procedure and it caused ‘catastrophic damage’ to her heart that resulted in her death five weeks later and just five days before Christmas. Read More

Reading, Writing and Abortion? Planned Parenthood Invades Schools I’m fresh from a visit with a wonderful group of volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil in St. Paul, Minnesota – and I’ve got great news. >One of our main prayers during these 40 days is that children scheduled for abortion will be spared through prayer, fasting and God’s love being shown in the public right-of-way outside the abortion centers. Read More

Local 40 Days for Life Has to Change Venues, Abortion Clinic Closed I’m just back from speaking to a HUGE crowd at the 40 Days for Life kickoff in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their vigil moved to a new site for 2012 — a Planned Parenthood location. That’s because last year, the site where the volunteers had been praying previously STOPPED DOING ABORTIONS Read More

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

President Obama's Abortion Record: Promoting Abortion 231 Times

by Steven Ertelt, LifeNewsUpdated September 10, 2012
Washington, DC ( — The following is a compilation of bill signings, speeches, appointments and other actions that President Barack Obama has engaged in that have promoted abortion before and during his presidency.

While Obama has promised to reduce abortions and some of his supporters believe that will happen, this long list proves his only agenda is promoting more abortions.
During the presidential election, Obama selected pro-abortion Sen. Joe Biden as his vice-presidential running mate.

Post-Election / Pre-Inauguration
November 5, 2008 – Obama selects pro-abortion Rep. Rahm Emanuel as his White House Chief of Staff. Emanuel has a 0% pro-life voting record according to National Right to Life.

November 19, 2008 – Obama picks pro-abortion former Sen. Tom Daschle as his Health and Human Services Secretary. Daschle has a long pro-abortion voting record according to National Right to Life.

November 20, 2008 – Obama chooses former NARAL legal director Dawn Johnsen to serve as a member of his Department of Justice Review Team. Later, he finalizes her appointment as the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel in the Obama administration.

November 24, 2008 – Obama appoints Ellen Moran, the former director of the pro-abortion group Emily’s List as his White House communications director. Emily’s List only supports candidates who favored taxpayer funded abortions and opposed a partial-birth abortion ban.

November 24, 2008 – Obama puts former Emily’s List board member Melody Barnes in place as his director of the Domestic Policy Council.

November 30, 2008 – Obama named pro-abortion Sen. Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State. Clinton has an unblemished pro-abortion voting record and has supported making unlimited abortions an international right.

December 10, 2008 – Obama selects pro-abortion former Clinton administration official Jeanne Lambrew to become the deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform. Planned Parenthood is “excited” about the selection.

December 10, 2008 – Obama transition team publishes memo from dozens of pro-abortion groups listing their laundry list of pro-abortions actions they want him to take.

Pro-Abortion Presidential Record – 2009
January 5, 2009 – Obama picks pro-abortion Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine as the chairman of the Democratic Party.

January 6, 2009 – Obama chooses Thomas Perrelli, the lawyer who represented Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael in his efforts to kill his disabled wife, as the third highest attorney in the Justice Department.

January 22, 2009 – Releases statement restating support for Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions and has resulted in at least 50 million abortions since 1973.

January 23, 2009 – Forces taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. Decision to overturn Mexico City Policy sends part of $457 million to pro-abortion organizations.

January 26, 2009 – Obama nominee for Deputy Secretary of State, James B. Steinberg, tells members of the Senate that taxpayers should be forced to fund abortions. Nominee erroneously says limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional.

January 29, 2009 – President Obama nominates pro-abortion David Ogden as Deputy Attorney General. – The Vatican has rejected three Obama ambassador nominees because of their positions in favor of abortions.

April 7 – Obama has named pro-abortion law professor Harold Hongju Koh as the top lawyer for the State Department.

April 7 – Put more abortion advocates on his White House advisory council for faith-based issues.

February 12, 2009 – Obama nominates pro-abortion Elena Kagan to serve as Solicitor General.

February 27, 2009 – Starts the process of overturning pro-life conscience protections President Bush put in place to make sure medical staff and centers are not forced to do abortions.

February 28, 2009 – Barack Obama nominates pro-abortion Kathleen Sebelius to become Secretary of Health and Human Services.

March 5, 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, made the invitation list as did other pro-abortion groups.

March 9, 2009 – President Barack Obama signed an executive order forcing taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.

March 10, 2009 – Obama announces the creation of a new foreign policy position to focus on women’s issues. He names Melanne Verveer, an abortion advocate, to occupy the post.

March 10, 2009 – Reverses an executive order to press for more research into ways of obtaining embryonic stem cells without harming human life. The order Obama scrapped would have promoted new forms of stem cell research.

March 11, 2009 – Obama signed an executive order establishing a new agency within his administration known as the White House Council on Women and Girls. Obama’s director of public liaison at the White House, Tina Tchen, an abortion advocate, became director of it.

March 11, 2009 – Obama administration promotes an unlimited right to abortion at a United Nations meeting.

March 11, 2009 – Obama administration officials deny negative effects of abortion at United Nation’s meeting.

March 17, 2009 – President Barack Obama makes his first judicial appointment and names pro-abortion federal Judge David Hamilton to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

March 26 – President Obama announced $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that has been criticized for promoting abortion and working closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.

April 7 – The Vatican has rejected three Obama ambassador nominees because of their positions in favor of abortions.

April 7 – Obama has named pro-abortion law professor Harold Hongju Koh as the top lawyer for the State Department.

April 7 – Put more abortion advocates on his White House advisory council for faith-based issues.

April 8 – Obama nominee for assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, Ron Weich, is pro-abortion.

April 14 – Obama administration releases document that claims pro-life people may engage in violence or extremism.

April 17 – Obama administration that implement his decision to allow taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research that involves the destruction of human 

life.toutedObama’s decision to send $50 million to the United Nation’s Population Fund.
April 23 – Refused to appeal a ruling requiring the FDA to allow 17-year-old girls to purchase the morning after pill without either a doctor visit or parental involvement beforehand.
April 27 – Obama’s women’s ambassador Melanne Verveer

May 5 – Details emerge about a terrorism dictionary the administration of President Barack Obama put together in March. The Domestic Extremism Lexicon calls pro-life advocates violent and claims they employ racist overtones in engaging in criminal actions.

May 8 – President Obama releases a new budget that allows the Legal Services Corporation to use tax dollars to pay for pro-abortion litigation.

May 8 – President Obama’s new budget calls for taxpayer funded abortions in the nation’s capital.

May 8 – President Obama’s budget eliminates all federal funding for abstinence-only education.

May 15 – Appointed pro-abortion New York City health commissioner Thomas Frieden as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 17 – During his commencement speech at Notre Dame, Obama deceived listeners into thinking he wants a conscience clause, promoted embryonic stem cell research and misstated his pro-abortion record.

May 26 – Appoints appeals court judge Sonia Sonotmayoras a Supreme Court nominee. Sotomayor agrees that the courts should make policy, such as the Roe v. Wade case. Sotomayor is later opposed by pro-life groups and supported by pro-abortion groups and those who know her say she will support abortion on the high court.

July 2- Calls for an unlimited right to abortion at a United Nation’s meeting.

July 7- The Obama administration admits it ignoredthe majority of Americans who opposed the proposed guidelines that would implement Obama’s decision to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research.

July 14 – Obama science czar nominee John Holdren is revealed to have written before that he favors forced abortions.

July 30 – Awards several pro-abortion activists with the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

July 31 – Tells the National Institutes of Health to adopt rules that allow embryonic stem cell research.

August 4 – Information becomes public that Ezekiel Emanuel, an Obama advisor at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research, supports rationing health care for disabled Americans that could lead to euthanasia.

August 6 – Obama criticized for asking for people to “snitch” on groups and people who oppose the pro-abortion health care bills in Congress.

August 13 – Obama wrongly said a senator backed the pro-euthanasia components of the health care bill.

August 23 – Said pro-life advocates were making “phony claims” about the health care bills. Also said the claims were false.

August 24 – Releases veterans guide promoting euthanasia.

September 13 – Misleads on the federal conscience clause in a health care speech and misleads on abortion funding.

September 13 – Obama waits two days to comment on shooting of pro-life advocate whereas he commented immediately on shooting of abortion practitioner.

September 15 – Senate confirms Obama’s new regulatory czar Cass Sunstein, who is pro-abortion.

October 5 – Selected pro-abortion lawyer and Georgetown University law professor Chai Feldblum for the EEOC.

October 5 – Announces he will give the keynote speech for pro-abortion group Human Rights Campaign.

October 19 – Obama’s web site promotes the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

October 21 – Obama administration web site promotes pro-abortion health care bills.

November 6 – Endorsed the House version of the health care bill that, at the time, contained massive abortion funding, rationing and assisted suicide promotion.

November 26 – Copies Thanksgiving proclamation of President Bush but leaves out pro-life message.

December 2 – Authorized taxpayer funding for embryonic stem cell research that kills days-old unborn children.

December 3 – A pro-abortion Obama judicial pick, Louis Butler, is approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

December 7 – Announces his endorsement of the pro-abortion Senate health care bill.
December 16 – Obama administration forces Americans a second time to spend millions more on embryonic stem cell research that destroys human life.

December 17 – Signed a bill that overturned the 13-year-long ban on funding abortions with tax dollars in the nation’s capital.

Pro-Abortion Presidential Record – 2010
January 18, 2010 – Gives speech supporting pro-abortion Senate candidate Martha Coakley.

January 26, 2010 – Renominates radical pro-abortion activist Dawn Johnsen to a top Justice Department position.

January 28, 2010 – Promotes the pro-abortion health care bill in the State of the Union address.

February 2, 2010 – Submits new budget calling for taxpayer funding of abortions and more money for Planned Parenthood.

February 5, 2010 – The Obama administration issued a new order for the U.S. military requiring all military hospitals and health centers to stock the morning after pill.

February 8, 2010 – The Obama administration admitted it improperly conducted a threat assessmenton pro-life groups in Wisconsin who were preparing to rally against a new abortion center at a University of Wisconsin health clinic.

February 16, 2010 – White House visitor logs reveal Obama has given Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards frequent access to top staffers.

February 22, 2010 – Unveils changes to the pro-abortion health care bill that keep abortion funding, expand abortion funding, and require a monthly abortion fee on Americans.

February 24, 2010 – Obama administration proposes expanding embryonic stem cell research further.

February 26, 2010 – Obama has selected pro-abortion magistrate judge Timothy Black for the District Court Bench for the Southern District of Ohio. Black gets the endorsement of NARAL.

March 3, 2010 – Officially decides to use the controversial reconciliation procedure to pass the pro-abortion health care bill over the filibuster rights of those opposed.

March 22, 2010 – Signs the pro-abortion health care bill into law that contains massive abortion funding, no conscience protections and rationing.

March 24, 2010 – Signs executive order purporting to ban abortion funding that leaves taxpayer funding of abortions in place.

March 26, 2010 – White House visitor logs show pro-abortion NARAL activist Nancy Keenan meeting with key Obama staffers frequently and invited to social functions.
March 29, 2010 – Uses recess appointment to name pro-abortion activist Chai Feldblum to the EEOC.

March 30, 2010 – Signs the reconciliation health care bill that does not contain any fixes for the massive abortion funding.

April 6, 2010 – Battle begins over pro-abortion Obama appeals court nominee Goodwin Liu.
April 7, 2010 – Obama administration pressures Kenya to adopt a new constitution that would legalize unlimited abortions.

April 15, 2010 – WHO applauds Obama administration for promoting abortion worldwide.
May 8, 2010 – Obama’s federal budget eliminates abstinence education funding.

May 10, 2010 – Names pro-abortion activist Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court; she is strongly opposed by pro-life groups.

May 26, 2010 – Congressman Chris Smith reports the Obama administration has spent $10 million potentially illegally promoting a pro-abortion constitution in Kenya.

May 27, 2010 – Obama selected Donald Berwickto become the director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the office that oversees government health care programs. Berwick supports the rationing components of the British medical system.

June 17, 2010 – Obama administration, via FDA panel, approves the use of the new abortion drug ella.

June 23, 2010 – Obama administration approves more federal taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.

July 7, 2010 – Obama uses a recess appointment to name rationing advocate Donald Berwick to become the director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

July 7, 2010 – Obama administration deniesit is funding the campaign for the pro-abortion Constitution in Kenya.

July 13, 2010 – It is discovered that the Obama administration planned to fund abortions in Pennsylvania in high risk insurance programs created through the national health care law Obama signed.

July 13, 2010 – It is discovered that the Obama administration planned to fund abortions in New Mexico in high risk insurance programs created through the national health care law Obama signed.

July 16, 2010 – The Obama administration also planned to fund abortions under the national health care plan in Maryland.

July 19, 2010 – A new report indicates the Obama administration has spent as much as $23 million to influence residents of Kenya to vote for a proposed constitution that essentially legalizes abortion.

July 22, 2010 – President Obama’s ambassador to Kenya openly endorses a proposed constitution that would essentially legalize abortion.

August 13, 2010 – Obama administration clears itselffrom illegally supporting the campaign for the pro-abortion Constitution in Kenya.

August 16, 2010 – Obama administration approves new abortion drug Ella.

August 24, 2010 – Obama administration appealsa judge’s ruling saying Obama violated a national law when forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research.

August 26, 2010 – Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs.

September 1, 2010 – Obama administration officials tell embryonic stem cell researchers to ignore judge’s decision preventing federal funding.

September 10, 2010 – Funds more embryonic stem cell research.

September 10, 2010 – Misleads Americans on abortion funding in health care during nationally-televised speech.

September 20, 2010 – Senate plans votes on pro-abortion lower court judges Obama picked.

September 28, 2010 – Defends legal abortions in an interview.

September 30, 2010 – Obama administration exposed as to how it partnered with leading pro-abortion organizations to host an FBI training seminar in August with the main focus of declaring as “violent” the free speech activities of pro-life Americans.

November 10, 2010 – Michelle Obama picks abortion advocate as new chief of staff.

November 22, 2010 – Obama officials approve second trial of embryonic stem cells on patients despite ethical concerns and tumor and immune system rejection issues.

December 13, 2010 – Suggests more embryonic stem cell research funding.

December 14, 2010 – Obama administration admits it is working to rescind conscience protections for medical professionals who don’t want to participate in abortions.

Pro-Abortion Presidential Record – 2011
January 5, 2011 – Obama renominates four pro-abortion judicial picks.

January 7, 2011 – Selects pro-abortion William Daley as Chief of Staff.

January 23, 2011 – Celebrates anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

January 27, 2011 – Picks pro-abortion activist to lead Global Health Initiative.

January 27, 2011 – Renominates rationing czar Donald Berwick.

January 27, 2011 – Lobbies faith advocatesto support pro-abortion Obamacare.

February 7, 2011 – Obama rewards Catholic group that supported pro-abortion Obamacare with place on faith based panel.

February 18, 2011 – President Obama >weakens conscience protections for pro-life medical workers.

March 1, 2011 – Appeals judge’s ruling overturning pro-abortion Obamacare.

March 2, 2011 – Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls.

March 3, 2011 – Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can’t say if Obama addressed the topic of forced abortions with the president of China.

March 4, 2011 – Obama threatens to veto bill de-funding Planned Parenthood abortion business.

March 8, 2011 – Michelle Obama hosts Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.

March 11, 2011 – Obama officials refuse to say who met with Obama to develop pro-abortion Obamacare.

March 11, 2011 – Obama administration accused of ignoring Hyde Amendment on abortions done and paid for via federally-funded college health care plans.

March 11, 2011 – Obama nominates pro-abortion activists Steve Six for federal appeals court position.

April 11, 2011 – Refuses Speaker John Boehner’s request to cut taxpayer funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

April 14, 2011 – Obama administration castigates The Vatican over family planning.

April 19, 2011 – Obama Easter breakfast has pro-abortion religious leaders.

May 2, 2011 – Report shows the Obama administration met with abortion advocates during consideration of Obamacare.

May 10, 2011 – Senate confirms pro-abortion Obama judicial pick Edward Chen.

May 11, 2011 – Obama schmoozes with Planned Parenthood abortion business president, Cecile Richards.

May 17, 2011 – Obama administration targets peaceful pro-life advocate for prosecution.

May 19, 2011 – Names pro-abortion Morgan Christen to a federal appeals court position.

June 1, 2011 – Denies Indiana’s request to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

June 2, 2011 – Obama administration approves more taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell research.

June 17, 2011 – Defends forcing taxpayers to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business in court.

July 7, 2011 – Report shows Obama policies resulted in 300 tax-funded abortions in Washington, D.C.

July 21, 2011 – Demands that New Hampshire make taxpayers fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

July 21, 2011 – Fines a peaceful pro-lifer $25,000.

August 1, 2011 – Forces insurance companies to pay for abortion drugs under Obamacare.

August 19, 2011 – Obama administration found to have spent taxpayer funds promoting pro-abortion Obamacare during the 2010 elections.

August 19, 2011 — Obama administration approves more taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell research.

August 22, 2011 – Vice President Joe Biden fails to condemn China’s one-child, forced abortion policy.

August 23, 2011 — Obama administration calls children “sexual beings,” pushes sex on them.
September 14, 2011 – Forces New Hampshire to fund Planned Parenthood.

September 19, 2011 – The chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama was a keynote speaker at the Power of Choice Summit sponsored by leading pro-abortion activists group NARAL.

September 21, 2011 – Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks at a pro-abortion fundraiser.

September 28, 2011 – Mandates additional taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.

October 12, 2011 – Funds additional embryonic stem cell research with taxpayer funds.

October 12, 2011 – Threatens to veto a bill that would cut taxpayer funding for abortions.

October 12, 2011 – Obama administration cuts anti-sex trafficking grant to the nation’s Catholic bishops over abortion.

October 21, 2011 – Obama administration found hiding public comments against Obamacare on the White House web site.

November 11, 2011 – Defends taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business at a pro-abortion activist dinner.

November 16, 2011 – Report finds Obama administration broke the law pushing abortion in Kenya.

November 18, 2011 – Obama hires a pro-abortion activist to head women’s outreach.

November 25, 2011 – Awards grants to embryonic stem cell research.

December 6, 2011 – Republicans were forced to stop an Obama pro-abortion judge, Caitlin Halligan.

December 12, 2011 – Obama administration blocks Texas’ attempt to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

December 12, 2011 — Hires a former Planned Parenthood abortion business official to run his campaign in North Carolina.

December 18, 2011 – Appoints a former Planned Parenthood board member to a position as a federal appeals court judge.

December 23, 2011 – Obama administration sends more taxpayer dollars to embryonic stem cell research.

Pro-Abortion Presidential Record – 2012
January 13, 2012 – Forces taxpayers to fund more embryonic stem cell research.

January 17, 2012 – A judge stops the Obama administration from trying to silence a pro-life activist.

January 22, 2012 – Obama celebrates Roe v. Wade decision allowing 54 million abortions.

January 22, 2012 – Puts in place a new mandate forcing religious employers to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.

January 27, 2012 – Michelle Obama lunches with a Planned Parenthood CEO.

January 30, 2012 – A judge stops the Obama administration from silencing a pro-life activist.

January 31, 2012 – Appoints pro-abortion lawyer who helped craft Roe v. Wade to federal appeals court.

February 7, 2012 – The Obama administration silenced Catholic Army chaplains from reading a letter that criticized the Obama administration on its new mandate that forces religious employers to pay for coverage for employees that includes birth control and drugs that can cause abortions.

February 10, 2012 – Obama revises the birth control mandate to require insurance companies to provide it along with free drugs that may cause abortions.

February 17, 2012 – Obama administration wants lawsuit against the HHS mandate dismissed.

February 27, 2012 – Sends a pro-abortion delegation to a UN meeting.
March 5, 20120 – President Obama’s budget calls for ending funding to the snowflake embryo adoption program.

March 5, 2012 – Obama admin agency has declared that Pepsi’s use of the company and its controversial flavor testing process constitutes “ordinary business.”

March 6, 2012 – Obama administration officials lectured Catholic bishops on pro-life issues.

March 12, 2012 – The Obama administration has been arranging abortions for illegal immigrants.

March 13, 2012 – The Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law including an abortion surcharge of at least $1.

March 15, 2012 – Obama administration tries to kill Texas health program because it de-funded Planned Parenthood.

March 16, 2012 – The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories.

March 19, 2012 – The Obama administration targets a pro-life activist.

March 20, 2012 – Obama administration officials fail to help a nurse subjected to assisting abortions.

March 22, 2012 – Obama administration fails to tell women the ella drug causes abortions.

March 29, 2012 – President Obama praises Planned Parenthood in a new video.

April 2, 2012 – Obama administration forced to pay $120,000 after targeting pro-life advocate.

April 6, 2012 – President Obama falsely claims Planned Parenthood does mammograms.

April 13, 2012 – Obama administration admits it excluded public comments against the controversial HHS mandate.

April 20, 2012 – White House hires the former top spokesman for the Planned Parenthood abortion business as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.

April 24, 2012 – Obama admin. defends funding embryonic stem cell research in court.

April 26, 2012 – Lawyers for the Obama administration seek to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the HHS mandate.

April 25, 2012 – Obama adds more pro-abortion activists to his White House staff.

May 7, 2012 – The Obama campaign has been running web ads declaring its support for abortion.

May 15, 2012 – First college forced to drop health care coverage because of the pro-abortion HHS mandate.

May 15, 2012 – Obama today secured the endorsement of one of the leading pro-abortion groups, NARAL.

May 17, 2012 – The Obama presidential campaign is out with a new video today featuring Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.

May 22, 2012 – The Health and Human Services Department signed a $20 million contract with a public-relations firm to promote Obamacare.

May 28, 2012 – Obama Promotes Planned Parenthood, Abortion at Campaign Stops

May 30, 2012 – The nation’s biggest abortion business endorsed pro-abortion President Barack Obama today.

May 31, 2012 – Obama appears to oppose the ban on sex-selection abortions that the House of Representatives debated.

June 6, 2012 – Obama Faith Council Member Attacks Bishops Over HHS Mandate

June 26, 2012 – Obama Promotes Planned Parenthood in Speech to Students

July 5, 2012 – Obama Admin Sends $395K to Tennessee Planned Parenthood

July 5, 2012 – New Obama Planned Parenthood Funding Totals $1.2 Million

July 6, 2012 – Once again, the Obama administration has called “terrorists” the majority of Americans who support the pro-life view on abortion.

July 6, 2012 – Obama Admin Again Rejects Indiana’s De-Funding Planned Parenthood

July 9, 2012 – Obama Attacks Romney for Wanting to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

July 11, 2012 – Pro-Abortion “Women’s Group” Endorses Obama’s Re-Election

July 16, 2012 – Obama Admin Sends $3.1 Million More to Planned Parenthood

July 17, 2012 – Obama Admin Harasses Pro-Lifer, FBI Visit for Protesting Abortion

July 23, 2012 – The Obama re-election campaign targets Mitt Romney in a commercial for wanting Roe reversed.

July 25, 2012 – For the third time this month and the fifth time overall, the Obama administration has overriden the decision of a state to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

July 25, 2012 – Obama Admin Sends Another $426K to Planned Parenthood

August 2, 2012 – Obama met with officials from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business, immediately after exiting Air Force One today at a campaign stop in Florida.

August 3, 2012 – Obama: I “Wont Give Any Ground” Defending Unlimited Abortion

August 6, 2012 – The Obama campaign is out with a new TV spot that slams Mitt Romney, for the umpteenth time, for his position favoring revoking federal taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

August 7, 2012 – Abortion Activist Sandra Fluke to Join Obama on Campaign Trail

August 7, 2012 – Obamacare Allows Abortion Funding, Doesn’t Cover Pregnancies to 26

August 8, 2012 – Obama Campaign Speech: No Compromise on Abortion Mandate

August 15, 2012 – Planned Parenthood to Promote Obama, Abortion in Bus Tour

August 17, 2012 – New Obama TV Ad Attacks Romney, Ryan’s Pro-Life Views

August 22, 2012 – Unearthed Video Shows Obama Supporting Late-Term Abortions

August 23, 2012 – New Audio Surfaces of Obama Defending Infanticide in Illinois

August 27, 2012 – Obama’s “Truth Team” Engages in Falsehood on GOP, Abortion

August 29, 2012 – Obama Admin Revises Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate a Third Time

September 4, 2012 – Michelle Obama: My Husband Stands for Promoting Abortion

September 5, 2012 – Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Prez: “Proud to Support Obama

September 6, 2012 – Obama, Biden Promote Abortion in Democratic Convention Speeches

September 7, 2012 Obama Admin Concedes Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Do Mammograms

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Obama's Abortion Views "Disgust" at Length

Tony Perkins, FRC Action Update: When Planned Parenthood's Action Fund decided to sink $3.5 million into anti-Mitt Romney ads, who knew they'd be doing the Governor a favor? With massive ad buys in Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia (made possible by the taxpayer dollars that keep the other parts of her business afloat), Cecile Richards's group wanted to highlight the contrast between the candidates on abortion policy. But in pointing out President Obama's extremism, they've also exposed his Achilles heel. Voters, including some of the White House's own supporters, are turned off by his dark and controversial views on human life.

Earlier this month, the Susan B. Anthony List tested those views on a wide swathe of America and found that most voters would be less likely [pdf file] to vote for the President because of them. In a survey conducted by Kellyanne Conway's the polling company, inc., Americans in battleground states--the same ones targeted by Planned Parenthood's ads--were 54% less likely to vote for Obama when they learned that he voted against a law that gives constitutional protections to babies who survive a failed abortion. And that includes women (53%)!

Respondents were equally repulsed by the fact that ObamaCare includes taxpayer-funded abortion--a reality that even the Left-leaning Politifact confirmed as "mostly true" this week. By a 49% to 25% margin, voters said they would consider abandoning Obama over that issue alone. Another 69% overwhelmingly oppose the mandate that forces faith-based groups to cover abortion pills and contraception as part of their health plans. While some may believe in the legality of abortion, very few think American taxpayers should be forced to finance it. In most instances, that's a bridge too far even for pro-choicers.

Conway thinks the Romney camp could do more to exploit the President's weakness in this area. "The presidential race--being fought mostly on economic and employment terrain--has been stuck in neutral for months," she said. "This survey shows that a few straightforward, specific facts about President Obama and abortion shock the collective conscience of swing voters in battleground states... Even self-identified pro-choicers, young voters, independents, and Democrats cannot turn a blind eye to his out-of-step views." The bottom line is that President Obama isn't shying away from his radicalism--and Republicans shouldn't either.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pro-Life News, Sept. 27, 2012

Ad Will Tell Ohio Voters: Obama is an Abortion Radical A new television ad sponsored by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List pro-life women’s political group will run across the battleground state of Ohio and warn voters that President Barack Obama is an “Abortion Radical.” The SBA List informed LifeNews today that a weeklong $150,000 television ad buy across Ohio will air that exposes President Obama’s extreme abortion record — including taxpayer funding of abortion. The ads will air in the media markets of Columbus, Cleveland-Akron, Dayton, and Youngstown though October 2. Read More

Obama, Allies Spend $11 Million Attacking Romney on Abortion New figures show the Obama re-election campaign and the president’s pro-abortion allies have collectively spent approximately $11 million on advertising on the issue of abortion seeking to influence voters to oppose Mitt Romney. According to, “Behind the scenes, candidates and outside groups have poured at least $16.8 million into abortion-related advertising during the 2012 cycle, more than two-thirds of which has come from the Obama campaign and its allies. Read More

No Comparison Between Pro-Life Catholic Ryan and Pro-Abortion Biden The conventional wisdom holds that both vice-presidential candidates, Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, are roughly equal in terms of their Catholic standing: Ryan is good on the life issues, but weak on social justice; the reverse is said to be true of Biden. But is it a draw? Not even close: Only one of these Catholics — Biden — has been criticized, reprimanded, and sanctioned by the bishops. Make that 17 bishops. Before detailing all the trouble Biden has gotten into with the bishops, some debunking of the conventional wisdom is in order. Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic dissident organization, is responsible for much of the mythology about Ryan. Read More

Samuel L. Jackson Promotes Planned Parenthood in F-Bomb Obama Video Actor Samuel L. Jackson is coming under criticism from conservatives today for a video he narrates that repeatedly uses profane language to attack Mitt Romney and promote pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s re-election. The Dr. Seuss-esque video features a young girl attempting to convince her parents to get excited about voting Obama in for another four-year-term. Read More

TurboTax Added to New List of Companies Backing Planned Parenthood The pro-life organization that maintains the list of corporations that make direct corporate contributions to the nation’s largest abortion business has released an update list of those companies. Life Decisions International says its campaign to stop companies from making grants to Planned Parenthood continues to pay dividends, thanks to the participation of pro-life advocates in boycotting those companies and contacting them to explain why. Read More

40 Days for Life Campaign Saving Lives From Abortion Already I’m fresh from a visit with a wonderful group of volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil in St. Paul, Minnesota – and I’ve got great news. One of our main prayers during these 40 days is that children scheduled for abortion will be spared through prayer, fasting and God’s love being shown in the public right-of-way outside the abortion centers. Read More

Aetna Forced to Pay $15M for Making Companies Cover Abortions Insurance company Aetna has agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine because it routinely provided coverage for elective abortions, contrary to Missouri law — making companies pay for abortion services. Aetna “[i]n some cases, provided coverage for contraceptives without allowing employers to opt out of this coverage”, also in violation of state law. Read More

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Pushing abortifacient IUDs and implants on adolescent

Rita Diller, American Life League:  Planned Parenthood has long sought to control population via invasive and dangerous IUDs and contraceptive implants, but the high cost of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) safeguarded most young girls and women. In addition, horror stories about bad experiences with IUDs and contraceptive implants are so common that most women are leery of them. (See the comments on Abby Johnson’s blog in response to her post “IUDs…the worst choice,” for one scary story after another.) In fact, in 2009, only 8.5 percent of contraception women and girls used LARC. Planned Parenthood is on a mission to change that.

Enter Obamacare, with its mandates for free contraception (all FDA-approved forms). And, within weeks, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issues a committee opinion that glowingly recommends IUDs and contraceptive implants for adolescents as a first-line measure against conception!

According to Planned Parenthood, the cost of an IUD is between $500 and $1,000 up front—a real boon to Planned Parenthood’s bottom line!

But does it really prevent conception?

Former Planned Parenthood facility director, Abby Johnson, writes that she once saw a tiny baby on the end of an IUD that was removed in her facility, and that Planned Parenthood’s protocol is to use the IUD to abort newly conceived babies. You will find confirmation on Planned Parenthood’s website that the IUD impedes implantation. Yet, Planned Parenthood says it is not an abortion if the baby has not yet implanted, incorrectly referring to the newly conceived child as a “fertilized egg.” ACOG concurs, having changed its definition of conception in 1965 to the implantation of a fertilized ovum.

In a comprehensive summary about LARC, Hans E. Geisler, MD, FACOG, FACS, writes about the risks to the woman using an IUD:
1. Increased risk of septic abortion, septicemia, septic shock and death in patients becoming pregnant with IUD in place.
2. Risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (highest within 20 days of insertion) which can lead to hysterectomy, tubo-ovarian abscesses, tubal damage and loss of future fertility.
3. Risk of uterine or cervical perforation causing abdominal adhesions, intestinal penetration, intestinal obstruction, abscess formation, or erosion of adjacent viscera.
4. Precipitation of Wilson’s disease in a patient bearing a copper IUD (a form of hepatic degeneration secondary to excess copper).
5. A pregnancy occurring in a woman with an IUD in place is more likely to be an ectopic pregnancy.
6. A baby conceived with an IUD in place is at increased risk of premature delivery and birth defects.
7. Abnormal uterine bleeding
8. Anemia (especially with copper IUD)
9. Vascular erosions in endometrium

The Mayo Clinic lists the side effects associated with Implanon, which ACOG mentions specifically in its report as a popular contraceptive implant option inserted in the upper arm. The side effects include abdominal or back pain, acne, increased risk of ovarian cysts, changes in vaginal bleeding, decreased sex drive, dizziness, hair loss, headaches, mild insulin resistance, mood swings and depression, nausea or upset stomach, potential interaction with other medications, sore breasts, vaginal inflammation or dryness, viral infections, and weight gain. Just what every young girl wants and needs.

Historically, while the contraceptive implants like Implanon have been provided free of charge to some low-income women, the surgery to remove them was not free, and women were saddled with the implants regardless of the amount of pain, suffering, grief, and health chaos they were causing.

The IUD must be removed by a healthcare practitioner as well, even though many women self-remove it for lack of funds to pay for the removal, risking perforation of the uterus.

With STDs at epidemic rates among teens, ACOG is encouraging IUD use for adolescents even though they are dangerous for those who currently or recently have had a sexually transmitted disease. They are painful and problematic for those who have never been pregnant—causing higher pain levels—and carry a whopping 20 percent spontaneous expulsion rate in teens. Planned Parenthood recommends them to teens because they are easy to hide. “[I]t’s one of the most private methods of birth control. No one can tell you’re using it. There’s no packaging or other evidence that might embarrass you if found,” Planned Parenthood says on its Info for Teens website. Its teen website also recommends implants like Implanon as the most effective form of birth control.

Planned Parenthood, ACOG, and the Obama administration have combined forces to wage a dangerous war on our children, and with the march toward contraceptives which cannot be easily discontinued or removed, they have ramped up the battle to the next level.

It is imperative that we act to stop the onslaught against our children by every means possible. The most immediate solution is to vote for those who would strike the HHS mandate for abortifacient contraceptives. In addition to that, we must redouble our efforts at fighting Planned Parenthood. Visit our website today to see how you can get Planned Parenthood out of your schools and out of your community.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pro-Life News, Sept. 26, 2012

Poll: Obama’s Abortion Record Hurts Him in Battleground States A new poll conducted by the polling company, inc ./ WomanTrend company and released by the Susan B. Anthony List today shows President Barack Obama’s radical pro-abortion record is costing him in key swing states. Likely swing voters in battleground states are repelled by President Obama’s record on abortion and religious liberty, SBA informed LifeNews today. Read More

Obama Admin Appeals Decision Against Abortion-HHS Mandate The Obama administration has appealed a July ruling that halted enforcement of the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate against a Colorado family-owned business. The mandate has generated massive opposition from pro-life groups because it forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties. Read More

Warning: Prepare for Catholics for Obama Phone Calls The head of a pro-life committee at a parish I know just received a call from the Obama campaign. The caller asked for her daughter by name, and when she was not there then asked where she could be contacted. Her mother responded by telling the Obama supporter, “not to waste her time as my daughter is supporting the pro-life candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.” When the caller hesitated and acted surprised, the mother, a staunch pro-life Catholic, said. Read More

Lila Rose: Obama “Most Radical Pro-Abortion President in History” During the kickoff of the 40 Days for Life event today in Washington, D.C, Live Action president Lila Rose talked about President Barack Obama and called out his pro-abortion record in no uncertain terms. The pro-life activist calls President Obama “the most pro-abortion president in history.” Rose said pro-life advocates are in the midst of a “great battle,” with “a president fighting for re-election who’s the most radical pro-abortion president in history.” Read More

Kathleen Sebelius Hits Campaign Trail After Breaking Election Law Fresh from a report showing she broke the law in advocating for President Barack Obama’s re-election, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is now heading to the campaign trail. Sebelius faced no punishment for her actions, despite calls for her to step down, but the Washington Examiner indicates the pro-abortion Cabinet official is heading to New Hampshire to campaign for Obama. Read More

Activist Working to Turn Out 17 Million Evangelical Voters Faith and Freedom Coalition founder, Ralph Reed, the former head of the Christian Coalition, is working feverishly to turnout 17 million evangelical voters this election. With targeted phone calls and mailings, as well as Christian Coalition-style voter guides, Reed thinks these voters will make a difference in defeating pro-abortion President Barack Obama. Reed talked with David Brody, the Chief Political Correspondent for CBN News, about the endeavor. Read More

1,000 Pastors to Challenge IRS, Talk Politics From The Pulpit More than 1,000 pastors will challenge the IRS on October 7 by preaching sermons that present biblical perspectives on the positions of electoral candidates. In so doing, they will exercise their constitutionally protected freedom to engage in religious expression from the pulpit despite an Internal Revenue Service rule known as the Johnson Amendment that activist groups often use to silence churches by threatening their tax-exempt status. Read More

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New Abortion Facility to Open in Wichita – Location Still Unknown

By Mark S. Gietzen, Kansas RA: Wichita, KS -- Reliable confidential informants (with documentation) have informed The Kansas Coalition for Life (KCFL) that an organization calling itself the Southwind Women’s Center has purchased a building in Wichita, with the intent of opening a new Kansas abortion business. The purchase of the building was made in mid-August 2012, and the center plans to begin doing abortions as soon as the facility is ready, sometime between now and January.

Julie Burkhart, who formerly worked for eight years with the late abortion doctor George Tiller, is founder and current director of Trust Women PAC and has been working to open a Wichita abortion facility since Tiller’s abortion facility closed in 2009.

However, Ms. Burkhart’s biggest obstacle has been finding an abortion doctor willing to work in Wichita. But now, Burkhart has three of them.

One member of soon-to-be Southwind Women’s Center is a local physician, while the other two will commute to Wichita to work at the new abortion business -- most likely on a part-time basis, but they do not currently live here.

The only thing that KCFL knows with certainty about the three abortionists is that Mila Means, MD, of Valley Center, will not be one of those employed.

It is possible that the new Southwind Women's Center will be located in the building that once belonged to abortionist Tiller, but it is equally possible that the facility may end up housed in an different Wichita neighborhood. In either case, KCFL volunteers intend to be on-site to offer financial help, housing, and other forms of direct support to women who feel scared, forced into having an abortion, or trapped by circumstances beyond their control.

This sad announcement underscores the need for Kansas to pass Heartbeat Legislation as soon as possible.

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