Friday, August 29, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug. 29, 2014

Texas Judge Strikes Down Pro-Life Law That Closed Abortion Clinics A Texas judge has blocked a pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion. The admitting privileges portion of the law was the portion responsible for closing abortion clinics. Read More

Planned Parenthood Raising $16 Million to Keep the Senate in Pro-Abortion Hands Faced with clinic closings and legislative defeats, Planned Parenthood’s political arm (Planned Parenthood Action Fund) is in the process of spending $16 million in this fall’s races. To gin up contributions, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has sent out a fiery but fact-challenged appeal fundraising letter to would-be supporters. Read More

Hey PBS, There is No “Compassionate” Way to Kill Babies in Abortion The pro-life community is up in arms about taxpayer-funded PBS’ plans to televise a movie on Labor Day glorifying late-term abortions. As has reported, “After Tiller” profiles and promotes Warren Hern, Shelley Sella, LeRoy Carhart, and Susan Robinson, some of the last third-trimester abortionists left in the United States. Read More

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug. 28, 2014

Obama Administration Shell Game on Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate Continues After losing in the Hobby Lobby v Burwell Supreme Court case earlier this summer, the Obama administration has just issued new rules for the notorious “HHS Mandate,” the Obamacare provision that requires all employee health plans to include free contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.
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Benham Brothers: Pro-Life People are Not Anti-Women, We Lay Our Lives Down for Them Remember the Benham brothers? They were the Christian identical twin brothers set to host a new program called Flip It Forward, the show HGTV cancelled because the hosts of the program are pro-life. Read More

Mom Files Wrongful Life Lawsuit Because She Couldn’t Abort Her Baby With Down Syndrome Atheist writer Richard Dawkins created a firestorm of controversy last week with his comments justifying the abortion of babies with Down syndrome. Now, out of South Africa, comes a story of a woman who is suing because she was unable to abort her baby. Read More

Woman Kills Pregnant Mom With Knife, Tries to Cut Her Baby Out of Her Womb >Several years ago a few cases cropped up in the United States of women who befriended pregnant mothers only to subject them to horrific violence resulting in their murders and the assailant attempting to cut their unborn baby out of their womb. Now, a new case has surfaced in Mexico. Read More

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This Movie Star’s Planned Parenthood T-Shirt Proves She Doesn’t Understand Hobby Lobby Decision

by Katrina Trinko, The Daily Signal: Planned Parenthood Action Fund released today a t-shirt designed by actress Scarlett Johansson that targets the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

The front of the pink t-shirt reads “Hey Politicians! The 1950s called…” and the back reads, “They want their sexism back!”

“When I heard that some politicians were cheering the Supreme Court’s decision to give bosses the right to interfere in our access to birth control, I thought I had woken up in another decade,” explained Johansson in a statement.

“Like many of my friends, I was appalled by the thought of men taking away women’s ability to make our own personal health care decisions,” she added.

Um … what?

Let’s look at some facts, beginning with that the Hobby Lobby decision was fairly narrow. As Heritage policy experts Sarah Torre and Elizabeth Slattery explained, the decision didn’t strike down the Department of Health and Human Services Obamacare mandate that forces business to provide insurance coverage for twenty abortion-inducing drugs and birth control devices. “The Court did not strike down the mandate,” write Torre and Slattery, “but said that the government cannot force these two family businesses that object to providing coverage of four potentially life-ending drugs and devices to comply with the mandate.”

So, if you’re an employee at Hobby Lobby, you still have insurance coverage for sixteen different types of birth control. That’s hardly limited access to birth control.

But let’s consider the overall logic of Johansson’s t-shirt: Does she seriously mean to imply that if an employer doesn’t pay for something, an employee doesn’t have access to that thing?

I’ve never worked for an employer that provided a stipend specifically earmarked for housing or food – but I wouldn’t claim that all my employers have limited my “access” to housing or food. I accepted the salary they offered, and it was my choice whether to spend that money on housing, food, or even abortion-inducing drugs.

And it’s insane to call a decision that many women support an example of “sexism.” Nothing in the Hobby Lobby decision prevents women from making their “own personal health care decisions.” Instead, it protects the religious liberty of male and female business owners who don’t want to be forced to act against their beliefs by providing insurance coverage of drugs such as those that induce abortions.

I don’t know about Johansson, but I like living in a decade where the government doesn’t force women business owners to act against their beliefs.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pro-Life News, August 26, 2014

Amazing Video “Life in the Womb” Chronicles 9 Months of Development in 4 Minutes I always love to watch well-done stories of fetal development, even more so now that our daughter-in-law has had two babies. So what makes this compelling viewing? For some of the same reasons other well-done videos grab your attention: pace, music, and most of all the clear demonstration that fetal development is a natural progression, starting at fertilization and ending with the first cry. But there’s more. Read More

Shocking Report Reveals Scientists Created 17 Babies as Three-Parent Embryos A new investigation has been launched into the health of 17 teenagers born in the United States under a now-banned practice of creating three-parent embryos. The teens were born under a controversial fertility treatment which creates embryos from two women and one man to prevent life-threatening disorders. Read More

20 Hospital Departments Saved This Unborn Baby After a Terrible Accident, Now His Mother Needs Your Prayers A newborn baby reaching the tender age of four months is a cause for celebration in Kansas City – and an urgent call for prayer, as his mother remains in recovery following a traumatic accident. Read More

Abortionist on Babies He’s Aborted: “It’s Not Hard to Look at Those Tiny Fingers” A recent story at Esquire chronicled the abortion practice of Willie Parker, an abortionist who commutes from Chicago to Mississippi to commit abortions at the state’s last abortion mill. Mississippi is devoid of any abortionists of its own who are capable of obtaining hospital admitting privileges, a requirement now mandated by law in several states. Read More

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Report: 336 Million Abortions in China

by BIGFOOT in LIFE DOES COUNT Here is something that I can’t help but find both astounding and horrifying. According to The Telegraph, China’s Health ministry has revealed that 336 million abortions have been performed as a result of that country’s one-child policy. Also reported:

Official statistics showed that in addition to the terminations, Chinese doctors have sterilised 196 million men and women since 1971.

Perhaps unexpectedly, most people in China support the one-child policy, believing that the country would have suffered an impossible drain on food and resources without it, according to a 2008 survey by the Pew Research Centre, which found more than three in four Chinese were in favour.

There are more than 13 million abortions a year, or 1,500 an hour, in China, according to government researchers, who blame the high figure on a lack of sex education.
If I’m not mistaken, the above-mentioned number of abortions is greater than the entire population of the United States, which in turn has permitted about 55 million abortions since the Roe v. Wade decision. Read the full story at The Telegraph, and a related story at Life News.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Pro-Life News

Tax-Funded PBS to Air Propaganda Film “Humanizing” Docs Who Do Third-Trimester Abortions Looking for something to do on Labor Day? The taxpayer-funded PBS has an answer for you: a move that “humanizes” late-term abortionists who kill unborn children in the third-trimester. Read More

Pro-Lifers Slam Massive Fines Obama Wants on Catholic Nuns Who Oppose HHS Mandate
On Friday, the Obama administration revised the HHS mandate rules — the first revision since losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court. The revisions provide no relief from the mandate and essentially restate how pro-life groups, like the Little Sisters, will have to pay huge fines if the violate the mandate. Read More

Catholic Church Warns Pro-Lifers About Ice Bucket Challenge Donations A Catholic Archdiocese is warning pro-life advocates about the final destination of donations for the popular Ice Bucket Challenge, which has become a pop culture and social media phenomenon. The popularity of the #IceBucketChallenge continues on social media across the nation. Read More

Doctors Offered Them a Chance to Abort Their Disabled Baby, But They Trusted God
Chad Judice is well-known amongst pro-lifers, as he has written and spoken about his son Elijah, who was diagnosed in 2008 with spina bifida while in the womb and was indeed born with the condition. Elijah is very much alive though, and even just recently started his first day of kindergarten. Read More

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Enemy of the Church: Planned Parenthood

American Life League demonstrates the reasons why Planned Parenthood should officially be declared an enemy of the Church.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug. 22, 2014

After Losing to Hobby Lobby, Obama Admin Pushes Crippling Fines for HHS Mandate Violators After losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court in a case about whether certain businesses who object to paying for abortion-causing drugs for their employees must follow the HHS mandate, the Obama administration has revised the HHS mandate rules. The revisions target religious nonprofits and those pro-life companies like Hobby Lobby. Read More

She Worked at a Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Until a Teenager Asked Her This Question We often think of Planned Parenthood as the enemy. How could we not, considering they are the nation’s largest abortion chain, and aggressively promote promiscuous sexual behavior that leads to unplanned pregnancy and abortion? As a result, our natural instinct is to demonize them and, in many cases, their employees. So rooted in our pro-life convictions, it can be difficult to conceive of an abortion worker being driven by compassion—however misguided. Read More

These Senators Support Late-Term Abortions and Harry Reid is Protecting Them Pro-life groups are putting together a multi-state press conference for next week to expose how three U.S. senators support late-term abortions. The three lawmakers — Mark Udall in Colorado, Kay Hagan in North Carolina and Mark Pryor in Arkansas — all have pro-abortion voting records. What’s worse, none of them are sponsors of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children feel intense pain. Read More

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California Catholic Universities Compromised on Abortion

Bill Donohue, Catholic League comments on a decision by the administration of California Governor Jerry Brown forcing Catholic universities to pay for abortion in their health plans:

Governor Brown and his administration caved into requests from pro-abortion groups and reversed an earlier decision that allowed Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount universities to exclude coverage for “elective” abortions in their previously approved health insurance plans. Both schools are now being told to include coverage for all abortions.
“Abortion is a basic health care service” said the health department’s director, Michelle Rouillard. She said the exemptions violated a 1975 state law that required health plans to cover all services that were “medically necessary.” She did not say why electing to kill children in utero was “medically necessary.”

As part of the exemption both schools had already agreed to cover abortions when they were needed to save the life of the mother, or prevent serious health damage. Loyola Marymount even allowed employees to pay extra if they wished to have “elective” abortions included in their health insurance plans as well. But this was not enough to satisfy abortion-rights zealots.

Catholic universities have a right and a duty to uphold the tenets of their faith in everything they do. Paying for abortions is in direct conflict with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Not only is this decision morally obscene, it violates the religious liberties of Catholic institutions. The universities should now sue on First Amendment grounds. Perhaps a judge can educate the Brown administration on the need to keep church and state separate.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug 21, 2014

Pro-Abortion Congressional Candidate Mails Condoms to Pro-Lifers Why do I think Democrat pro-abortion congressional candidate James Woods is slimy? Aside from the fact Woods retaliated against a pro-life letter writing campaign by mailing condoms back to pro-lifers, he introduced his condom strategy on Facebook with “Got Wood(s)?” What person running for U.S. Congress goes gutter like that? Read More

Down Syndrome Charity Slams Richard Dawkins for Saying Babies Should be Aborted Supposed “bioethicist” Richard Dawkins is facing intense international criticism following his comments on Twitter yesterday suggesting that babies with Down Syndrome should be aborted. Dawkins pushed the notion that it is “immoral” for parents of a baby with Down Syndrome to not kill the baby in an abortion. Dawkins endorsed the New Republic piece of fellow atheist Jerry A. Coyne, which slammed the Catholic Church for its “medieval morality” of opposing abortion, and added that “Ireland is a civilised country except in this 1 area….You’d think the Roman Church would have lost all influence.” Read More

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug. 20, 2014

After 30 Years Late-Term Abortion Clinic Stops Surgical Abortions Killing Babies Once again proving you don’t need an abortion ban to stop abortions, a pro-life law in Ohio has successfully stopped surgical abortions at a late-term abortion clinic that couldn’t comply with the health and safety measure to protect women and unborn children. Today, the Lebanon Road Surgery Center announced an end to its court battle to continue surgical abortions. The abortion center in question is owned and operated by Martin Haskell, the late-term abortion practitioner who popularized the partial-birth abortion method that Congress eventually banned. Read More

Planned Parenthood President Uses Ferguson Situation to Push Abortion A national civil rights and violence debate is brewing because of the tenuous situation in Ferguson, Missouri. But the president of the Planned Parenthood abortion business isn’t letting an opportunity to push her pro-abortion agenda go to waste. LifeNews blogger Ryan Bomberger has more on Cecile Richards’ latest antics: Read More

“Bioethicist” Richard Dawkins: It’s “Immoral” Not to Abort Babies With Down Syndrome Peter Singer move over. There’s a new “bioethicist” in town who has moral directives for the world: Richard Dawkins. In a Twitter rant today, Dawkins pushed the notion that it is “immoral” for parents of a baby with Down Syndrome to not kill the baby in an abortion. Dawkins pushed the concept in a tweet criticizing Ireland’s ban on most abortions and in a conversation with someone on Twitter. Read More

Clinic Worker: 16-Year-Old Forced to Have Abortion at Planned Parenthood In 2010, Marianne Anderson worked at a Planned Parenthood facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. She started working there because the job was very close to her house, and she was hired to start up their conscious sedation program, which allowed clients to purchase mild to moderate sedatives to be given intravenously before an abortion. Anderson, who is a mother of two and a grandmother of one, said when she started at the facility she was on the fence about abortion. This was because when she was on staff at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis she had seen girls that had attempted abortions on themselves and ended up with hysterectomies, or boyfriends beating them because they were pregnant. Read More

Let’s Be Honest, The Only Goal of Abortion is a Dead Baby I wrote a couple of weeks ago about one of the major problems I have with the bodily autonomy argument: that it’s totally at odds with people’s real-life experiences with abortion. In keeping with that theme, here’s another issue I have with the bodily autonomy argument. If the bodily autonomy argument were genuine, abortion supporters would have no discomfort whatsoever with Melissa Ohden. Who’s Melissa Ohden? I’m so glad you asked. Read More

Indian Midwife Describes How Unwanted Female Babies are Suffocated to Death Author Gita Aravamudan interviewed an Indian midwife discussing female infanticide. Read More

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CitizenLink Report: Home Invasion

CitizenLink: Imagine you own a farm. You decide to turn it into a family friendly business. You invite people to bring their kids to pick blueberries, hunt for pumpkins and walk through a corn maze. That's Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, New York.

People liked the farm so much, they began asking to get married there. The Giffords opted to take the wedding business, but because of their Christian beliefs, they decided that they would not allow same-sex ceremonies.

That decision recently brought the full weight of state government down on their heads. New York has redefined marriage, and in spite of "religious protections" in state law, they still fined the family $13,000 and demanded that they open up their home to such ceremonies.

In the CitizenLink Report, the Giffords share about their ordeal, and our ally, Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, shares some insights into this outrageous trampling of religious freedom.

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Webcam Abortions Banned In Iowa

The Family Leader: A Polk County District Court judge ruled that the Iowa Board of Medicine was within its authority when it voted to ban webcam (telemed) abortions in Iowa last year.

Read the article on the Des Moines Register.

This is an important advance in protecting women from this dangerous practice. We are grateful to know that the lives of women all across Iowa will not be put at risk.

We encourage you to read the Iowa Board of Medicine’s press statement on the rationale behind its vote one year ago. It refutes all the the safety claims of webcam abortions, and shows how unethical it really is.

Some have tried to make this about politics, but the Iowa Board of Medicine put the health and safety of women first, no matter where they live in Iowa. Please be in prayer as the plaintiffs have vowed to appeal the decision.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug 19, 2014

In Canada You Can’t Destroy Viable Geese Eggs, But You Can Abort Viable Unborn Babies Whether your summer involved staying around home visiting the local swimming holes or travelling great distances, the chances are most of us will have seen Canada geese at some point. And, if not the geese themselves, certainly their ill-placed feces scattered across lakeside beaches. Though majestic in flight, these large fowl have become a nuisance in recent years, and with a birth rate hovering around 5 goslings per year, new methods of population control are being explored. Read More

Pro-Life Mom Was Arrested for Offering Water Outside Planned Parenthood, Then This Happened On July 24, 2012, in blazing 100°F heat, Kathy Forck approached a Stericycle truck driver who was leaving the Planned Parenthood abortion mill in Columbia, Missouri, to offer him a bottle of water. Planned Parenthood had Kathy arrested as if a criminal! Read More

Liberals Love Abortion, But They’re Outraged Ferguson Police are Using “Miscarriage Causing” Tear Gas You’ve got to hand it to the Left. Liberals love abortion, but when they’re outraged about something else and that something else somehow involves pregnant women, they act as if it’s the horror of horrors. Witness their latest eyebrow-raising claim: Pro-life people aren’t really pro-life because they’re not speaking out about how police in Ferguson are using “miscarriage-causing” tear gas. Read More

Single, Pregnant and Abandoned, She Could Have Chosen Abortion, But This Happened< Embrace Grace, an organization dedicated to helping single, pregnant mothers to find the strength needed to choose life and find hope in their difficult situation, recently released the following video testimony by Mickaela. Mickaela is a young mom who found herself abandoned by her father as a teen. The abandonment left her questioning her own self-worth and in search of someone who would accept her for who she was. Read More

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug. 18, 2014

Feminist Professor Who Assaulted Pro-Lifers Sentenced to Three Years Probation and Anger Management University of California Santa Barbara Professor of Feminist Studies, Mireille Miller-Young, has been sentenced in a criminal case in connection with an assault on pro-life young people who took the pro-life message to the UCSB campus. Miller-Young was sentenced to 108 hours of community service, 10 hours of anger management, and three years probation for her assault on a group of pro-life students in early March. She was also ordered to pay a small fine and restitution of almost $500. Read More

Planned Parenthood Director Threatened Black Pro-Life Legislator, Wanted Someone to “Kick Her A–” A director of an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood abortion business has been forced to resign after threatening a black pro-life state legislator in Louisiana — saying she wanted someone to “kick her a–.” Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has asked Director Melissa Flournoy to resign after making the disparaging remarks about a pro-life Democrat, Rep. Katrina Jackson, (pictured right) who sponsored legislation that may result in shutting down abortion clinics that can’t comply with new state health and safety laws. Read More

Abortionist’s Wife on How It’s Okay to Do Abortions: “Read the Bible and You’ll See” The Bible condemns abortion with its admonitions against murder and encouragement to choose life and respect the life God created. But the wife of a prominent late-term abortion practitioner thinks the Bible justifies her husband’s profession. After a hearing late last week which saw a local judge issue an order closing down his abortion clinic if it failed to meet state health and safety laws, Martin Haskell and his wife left the courtroom and were greeted by pro-life advocates. Read More

The Quiet Moment That Shocked an Abortion Worker Into Leaving Planned Parenthood It happens all too often that a person’s ideology and moral conscience are in deep conflict. This is exemplified in the story of Catherine Adair, who was so entrenched in her “pro-choice” philosophy that she couldn’t see that the guilt and depression she so regularly experienced stemmed from an abortion in her youth. Read More

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Linda Couri -- CONVERTED: From Abortion Provider to Pro-Life Activist

ProLifeAction: On September 22, 2012, the Pro-Life Action League gathered eight former abortion workers in Chicago, Illinois to share the stories of how they left the abortion industry and became advocates for life.

It was Linda Couri's sincere desire to help women that led her to work as a counselor at Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. But when she saw how conflicted women were about their abortions, and how little Planned Parenthood was acknowledging that, she began to question her place in the abortion industry.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug. 15, 2014

Judge Orders Late-Term Abortionist Martin Haskell to Close His Clinic An Ohio judge issued a ruling today ordering a late-term abortion practitioner to close his abortion facility.
Previously, Ohio passed a law requiring that all ambulatory surgical centers must be licensed by the state and, in 1999, it came to the attention of the Ohio Health Department that abortion clinics were not in compliance with the law, having never applied for licensing. The OHD began the process of insuring that all abortion clinics came into compliance. Read More

Planned Parenthood Abortion Doc Sexually Molested Patients for 20 Years The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has filed a disciplinary petition against Vito Cordone for failing to report the sexual abuse of patients committed at his fertility clinic by former Planned Parenthood abortionist Ian Hardy. In 1992, while Hardy was employed by Cardone’s Boston area infertility clinic, he began providing abortions for Planned Parenthood of League of Massachusetts, Inc. Why Hardy eventually left Planned Parenthood is unknown, but a Boston Globe article published on May 1, 2014, indicates that Hardy’s abhorrent sexual misconduct stretched back as far as 20 years. Read More

Mother Gives Birth to Rare Premature Identical Triplets Born 12 Weeks Early Statistically, chances are one in a million that a mother will give birth to genetically identical triplets. This makes Brook Selley’s story all the more amazing. When Brooke was living in in London, she found out she was having triplets and decided that she wanted to have her girls in the United States. She gave birth to identical triplets on October 8, 2013 at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They were born 12 weeks early, and they were not able to leave the Intensive Care Unit for months. Read More

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The Giver

Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges,
Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush,
 Alexander Skarsgard, and Taylor Swift.
ARRA News Service - Most student in the past decade has read The Giver. For some, reading the book was just another assignment. For others, once they began reading, they couldn’t put it down. The Giver is about a young man named Jonas who lives in a future dystopian America where “Sameness” is the law and emotions have been eradicated. Jonas has been given the daunting task of taking on all the memories from the past and while doing so, begins to see through the veil of “Sameness”. Not only does he begin to feel, he begins to see that there is a need for a rebellion against the State.

A few reviews:
"The Giver will go down as one of the turning points in our ongoing efforts to protect the most vulnerable in our society. This movie beautifully articulates the dignity of the gift of life. Our pro-life generation has grown up reading The Giver; now we have the chance to experience it and share its inspiring themes with our friends and families. It’s my hope that The Giver inspires this generation to take a courageous stand like Jonas." ~ Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America

"The Giver is as thought-provoking as it is inspiring. It gently prods us to think anew about life, freedom, and what kind of society would really meet our heart's desire." ~ Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon, Former United States Ambassador to the Holy See

"The Giver is a powerful, provocative and thought-provoking movie that provides a beautiful message about the power of love and the unique value of every human life. This beautiful depiction of the enduring nature of human dignity inspired me. This is the don't-miss-it movie of the summer." ~ Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO, Americans United for Life

"No movie, in my memory, involves a more explicit depiction of infanticide, conducted at the Nurturing Center by Jonas's father with a horrifying cheerfulness. 'They hadn't eliminated murder,' Jonas realizes, 'they had brought it home. They had just called it by a different name.'" ~ Michael Gerson, The Washington Post

In practice, the push for “equal rights” becomes “equal outcomes,” as with the class-war “99 percent” movement and failed war on poverty‘s efforts to redistribute wealth. Personal choice is regulated in the name of “global warming”, national identity is undermined, and race is being exploited in the name of equality. It’s not hard to see why in this idealized world, you can’t see color-everything is torn down to sameness in the name of “equality.” This egalitarian message demonstrates the exact kind of thinking that would lead to the creation of a community like in The Giver. ​When a society pushes for everything to be the same, people lose their power of will and choice. The liberal fantasy world where the government has the power to equalize everyone is also the fantasy world where government has the power to remove all choice." ~ By Brad Tidwell, Americans for Limited Government

The Giver opens in theaters on August 15th. Trailer follows:

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug. 14, 2014

This Beautiful Dance to Honor 57 Million Babies Killed in Abortion Will Blow Your Mind Mollie Thomas was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Her parents are a loving couple, who grew her up in the Christian faith. >From the young age of five Mollie had an awareness of the love of Jesus. When she was eight Mollie’s church held a presentation put on by a local crisis pregnancy center. During the presentation a clip of an abortion was shown. Mollie remembers seeing the baby’s limbs being pulled off its body while in its mother’s womb. Read More

Woman Drowned Her Newborn Babies in the Toilet Because Abortions Cost Too Much A Maryland woman faces 20 years in prison after she was charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of her newborn babies. Melissa Schrae Bowen, 34, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, drowned her newborns in the toilet because she was unable to afford an abortion. Last Friday, Bowen attended a court appearance, during which prosecutors offered and she accepted a plea agreement that will net her a total of 20 years in the state penitentiary for the involuntary manslaughter of “Baby Boy A” and “Baby Boy B.” Read More

Today Show Host Savannah Guthrie: Only Response to New Baby is “Gratitude and Praise” We’ve talked about Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie’s pregnancy in the context of some remarkable episodes that wonderfully illuminated the world of “Hotel Uterus,” as Guthrie whimsically put it and the incredible development of the “guest.” (See and Ms. Guthrie went on maternity leave Monday and on her last day the Today Show crew showered her with love, gifts, and advice. Read More

Group That Helped China Launch Its One-Child Policy Reveals How it Will Push Abortion Globally< “We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change.” Read More

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Federal Judge Strikes Down HHS Mandate for Baptist College

by Bethany Monk: In a landmark decision, a federal district court on Wednesday said a Christian college in Louisiana is exempt from complying with the HHS mandate. It requires most businesses and nonprofits to offer potential abortion-inducing drugs in employee health plans.

Louisiana College is a Baptist school in Pineville. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed suit on behalf of the school in 2012. The following year, a U.S. District Court in Louisiana temporarily halted the mandate.

“This is bigger than a preliminary injunction — they already had won that,” said Focus on the Family Judicial Analyst Bruce Hausknecht. “This is a decision ‘on the merits’ of the college’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act claim, which they won at the district court level. But this is big because it’s apparently the first such decision in either the nonprofit or for-profit cases that actually decides the substantive issue — not just the temporary reprieve.”

The Department of Justice tried to have the case dismissed shortly after it was filed. But the judge upheld the school’s request for the case to continue. Hausknecht said it’s likely the government will appeal Wednesday’s decision.

More than 100 suits are in play against the mandate. To date, courts have granted 56 injunctions, temporarily halting the mandate for 31 nonprofits and for 40 for-profit businesses.

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of two for-profits suing over the mandate. In a 5-4 decision, the court said the federal government cannot force Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties to offer the drugs.

As for Louisiana College, the judge agreed that the mandate — and its so-called accommodation — violates the school’s sincerely held religious beliefs.

“All Americans should oppose unjust laws that force people — under threat of punishment — to give up their freedom to live and work according to their beliefs,” said ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot. “Louisiana College is a Christian college that simply wants to continue to operate as a Christian college as it has since its founding in 1906. The court — in the first final ruling finding against the mandate that we are aware of — did the right thing in striking down the Obamacare abortion-pill mandate as it applies to Louisiana College’s health insurance coverage.”

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‘Get a Horse Whip,’ Planned Parenthood Sex Counselor Advises ‘Teen’ Client

by Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal: A Planned Parenthood counselor was caught on video telling someone she thinks is 15 that if she’s too young to buy sex toys across the street, she could “get a horse whip” instead.

Pro-life group Live Action captured the taxpayer-financed guidance on camera at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Eden Prairie, Minn., after having an undercover investigator pose as a teenage girl. The “teen” sought advice about “BDSM”— a practice in which sexual partners beat, lash, or otherwise inflict pain on each other.

“Anything within the sexual world is normal as long as it’s consensual,” the Planned Parenthood sex-education counselor tells the investigator she thinks is a 15-year-old client.

After the counselor recommends two specific boutiques where the client could buy “sex toys” and “sex props,” the client asks if she is old enough to shop there.

The counselor responds:
Hmm. That’s a good question. I don’t know the answer to that.The undercover video is the fourth episode in Live Action’s nationwide campaign, “SEX-ED: Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids,” which exposes the unusual sex-ed advice Planned Parenthood provides with money from U.S. taxpayers. Similar counseling was offered by staffers in Colorado, Indiana, and Oregon.

>>> Another Planned Parenthood Caught Promoting X-Rated Advice to Underage Girls

In the video, the Planned Parenthood staffer also suggests her 15-year-old client read the erotic novel “50 Shades of Grey”:
There are lots of things that happen in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ that border on – um, I wouldn’t say ‘abuse,’ because it’s consensual, but definitely extreme.But “if it’s consensual,” the counselor adds, “again, completely normal.”

Other “patients,” the counselor says, “sometimes come in with rope burns or … markings on their breasts from, like, clamps.”

Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million annually from taxpayers, amounting to almost half of the organization’s budget.
Under the Personal Responsibility Education Program, a sex education initiative financed under Obamacare, Planned Parenthood gets additional taxpayer funding.

A statement on Planned Parenthood’s website says the organization “is working with the federal and state governments to ensure access to sex education programs that give young people the reliable, accurate information they need to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.”

Live Action’s president, Lila Rose, said the latest video “lays bare Planned Parenthood’s sexual ethos, even for kids: abusive, demeaning, and violent sexual behavior is ‘normal’ and ‘OK’ as long as the recipient believes that she has consented to it.”

Live Action has asked lawmakers to defund Planned Parenthood and urges superintendents nationwide to expel Planned Parenthood from their schools.

Rose says in a release:
What else could an underage girl agree to that Planned Parenthood would call ‘completely normal?’ Cuts? Broken bones? Is child sexual abuse ‘completely normal’ if the girl thinks she wants it?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pro-Life News, Aug. 13, 2014

Planned Parenthood Tells Teen to Let Her Boyfriend Beat Her With a Horse Whip Yet another Planned Parenthood abortion business has been caught telling a teenage girl to subject herself to violent sex at the hand of her partner. This time, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Minneapolis told an undercover investigator posing as a young teen to allow her partner to abuse her with “rope burns” and “markings” from “clamps.” In Minnesota, the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic counselor tells the Live Action investigator, posing as a 15-year-old girl, that “anything within the sexual world is normal as long as it’s consensual.” That includes going to sex shops, two of which the counselor recommends specifically. Read More

False! No, 1 in 3 Women Will NOT Have an Abortion in Her Lifetime A reader emailed me asking if we could do a piece on the oft-touted statistic that “1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime” (or “by age 45?). Happy to oblige. By the way, suggestions for blog topics are always welcome. The pro-choice movement loves to use the 1-in-3 statistic, arguing that it “humanize[s] the issue.” (The irony of that statement does not escape me.) Of course, from a pro-life perspective, it matters little how many people have had an abortion; we know from history that large masses of people are capable of being very, tragically wrong. Read More

Former Abortion Clinic Worker Admits: We Rushed Women Into Abortions With No Counseling In the book Abortion under Attack: Women on the Challenges Facing Choice, which was released in 2006, pro-choice writer Jenny Higgins says some disturbing things about an abortion clinic where she had once worked. Read More

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The Metaphysics of Abortion

American Life League
: In this unusual interview, the radio host of a new-age talk program requests Michael Hichborn, American Life League's Director of Defend the Faith, to present a Catholic perspective on the metaphysics of abortion.

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Judge Upholds Tennessee Marriage Amendment

by Bethany Monk, CitizenLink: A state judge in Tennessee ruled in favor of the voter-approved constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. This is the first time a judge has upheld such an amendment since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June 2013.

The Tennessee case involves two men who obtained a marriage license in Iowa four years ago. The couple is now seeking a divorce in Tennessee.

In the decision, Roane County Circuit Judge Russell E. Simmons “rejected the idea that the Windsor decision undercut state authority,” Supreme Court reporter Lyle Dennison wrote on

Though the ruling applies only to this couple, it’s still notable.

“The value of this decision is in being able to counter the Left’s boasting that same-sex marriage is a ‘done deal’ in the courts. It’s not,” said Focus on the Family Judicial Analyst Bruce Hausknecht. “And if the recent oral arguments in the 6th Circuit cases involving marriage amendments — of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan — provide any clues as to that court’s upcoming decision, it looks like those states’ right to define marriage as one-man, one-woman could receive a huge judicial boost as well.

A similar case has been heard at the Texas Supreme Court. A decision has not been issued. Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values, applauds Simmons for respecting marriage.

“The federal government and activist judges have no authority to redefine marriage in Tennessee, Texas, or any other state,” he explained. “It should continue to be a state’s right to recognize the ‘best definition of marriage’ and affirm the unique good that a mom and dad play in a child’s life. We will continue to proudly stand for what’s right, no matter how hard the federal government and the out-of-control judiciary tries to redefine marriage against the will of the people and states.”

Hausknecht agrees.

“The definition of marriage is a state issue, as Justice Kennedy told us in last summer’s Windsor decision,” he said. “It’s time that the courts took him at his word.”
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