Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Planned Parenthood Kills 113 Babies in Abortions for Every Adoption Referral

The latest numbers from America’s largest abortion provider acknowledge a hideous truth: while Planned Parenthood claims to provide “healthcare,” it focuses on death.

On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood released its belated 2015 – 2016 annual report. Among other things, Planned Parenthood boasted more abortions and more government funding, while, at the same time, fewer patients. The report also attacked “anti-abortion extremists” while celebrating media victories.

From 2015 to 2016, Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions. To put that in perspective, that’s 4,349 more abortions than the year before (323,999 abortions).

But when it came to helping women keep their babies, Planned Parenthood offered a mere 9,419 “prenatal services” and 2,889 “adoption referrals.”  . . . .

As with abortion, Planned Parenthood saw a rise in government funding. The abortion giant received $554.6 million (41% of its revenue) from “government health services, reimbursements & grants.” According to Planned Parenthood’s 2014 – 2015 annual report, a year earlier, the organization received $553.7 million.

But Planned Parenthood faced at least one decrease: in patients. The organization saw 2.5 million in 2014 – 2015, but 2.4 million in 2015 – 2016.

That might have had something to do with the “attacks” by the Center for Medical Progress, which first made headlines in 2015, when the self-described “group of citizen journalists” published videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. . . . .

Unlike the 2014 – 2015 annual report, Planned Parenthood refrained from listing specific media partners or favorite celebrities.

In response to the new report, pro-life leaders slammed the abortion giant.

“Why are we continuing to hand over half a billion dollars in taxpayer money to an organization that kills America’s unborn children at record rates while lining their pockets with more than $77 million in profit?” Family Research Council’s Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, said in a statement, “The time to defund Planned Parenthood is now. It’s time to redirect the funds to community health centers that provide comprehensive and holistic care to women and their children.” . . . Read More

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Planned Parenthood to Close Three Abortion Clinics in California

Three more Planned Parenthood abortion facilities will close this summer in California, bringing the national total up to 16.

The abortion chain has announced quite a few facility closings across the country already this year, including four in Iowa, two in Pennsylvania, one in Maryland, three in New Mexico, one in Wyoming and two in Colorado.

This week, Californians for Life confirmed that the Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Vacaville, Pittsburg and central Richmond are slated to close on June 30. All three are located in northern California; they did abortions on unborn babies up to 10 weeks.

“As more Californians understand the humanity of the child in the womb, abortion rates continue to drop and as more women decide to go elsewhere for their comprehensive healthcare needs, there are fewer clients going to the nation’s largest abortion provider,” said Wynette Sills, director of Californians for Life.

Sills said California women still will have dozens of places to go for comprehensive health care. She pointed to dozens of local community health centers in northern California, which provide a wider variety of health care services than Planned Parenthoods but don’t do abortions. . . . Read More

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

After Taking the Abortion Pill She Knew She Made a Mistake . . .

. . . But Her Baby Was Saved When This Happened!

Rebekah Buell knows that fear often prompts pregnant women to consider aborting their unborn babies.

She knows because she felt exactly that way four years ago.

Buell was 19 years old, pregnant and had just left an abusive marriage, the Sacramento Bee reports. At the time, she also was attending college and taking care of her young son.

The California woman said she was desperate and afraid, and she had very little encouragement or support from her family and friends. She said abortion seemed like her only option. So she went to Planned Parenthood where she took the first of two abortion drugs, and then left with a second packet of drugs to take at home later. Immediately, Buell regretted it.

An internet search and a phone call saved her unborn baby’s life.

Buell found a doctor to administer the abortion reversal process, a technology developed by Drs. George Delgado and Matthew Harrison. The process has saved the lives of several hundred babies, including Buell’s son.

The abortion drug mifepristone, or RU-486, works by blocking the hormone progesterone and making the womb inhospitable to the unborn baby. One or two days later, a second drug is taken to induce contractions and expel the dead baby.

About 10 years ago, Delgado and Harrison discovered that they could counteract the first abortion drug by giving the mother injections of progesterone and potentially save the unborn baby’s life. . . .

Delgado told the newspaper the treatment works about 60 percent to 70 percent of the time. He said he has treated about 250 women who gave birth to healthy babies so far, and about 100 more are still pregnant after undergoing the treatment.

Though the abortion pill reversal technology is relatively new, early results show it appears to be safe and effective for both mother and child.

Anyone who has taken the first abortion pill and wishes to stop the abortion is urged to immediately visit or call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 877-558-0333. . . . . Read More

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Trump Drafts Rule to Overturn Obama Mandate Forcing Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions

Officials in President Donald Trump’s administration are working on a new rule to protect religious groups from the HHS mandate, which otherwise could force them to provide birth control, including forms that may cause abortions, to their employees.

The draft rule is the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration to protect religious liberty. Earlier this month, Trump signed an executive order to protect religious organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor from being forced to pay for abortions and birth control.

The New York Times reports the new draft rule would expand protections further than the executive order. The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the “interim final rule,” according to the report.

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s administration granted exceptions to the Affordable Care Act HHS mandate to giant corporations like Pepsi, Visa and Chevron, but refused to give any to religious groups like the Little Sisters or Hobby Lobby, which is owned by a Christian family. Instead, it forced them to challenge the mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court. . . . . read more

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Premature Deaths

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Brave Mum With Cancer Refuses Abortion And Gives Birth To Healthy Twins

by NRTL: Editor’s note. This is based on a post that appeared on the blog of SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and is reposted with permission.

Becky Anderson refused doctors’ advice and saved her unborn twins, despite being told her cervical cancer could kill her.

Becky, from Portsmouth, who was already mum to Morgan, 18, and Phinley, nine, discovered she was pregnant in May 2016. But just two months later, a smear test came back as abnormal, and she was told she had cervical cancer.

More tests, when Becky was 15 weeks pregnant, showed the cancer was contained in her cervix and she would not need chemotherapy.

She told the Sun: “It was such a relief to hear it hadn’t spread. But as soon as the news sunk, my first concern was for my unborn twins. I asked doctors if they would be OK.”

An agonising choice

But according to the Sun

Instead of reassuring her, doctors gave Becky a terrifying ultimatum — end the pregnancy and start treatment straight away, or risk the cancer spreading.

Becky said: “They wanted to give me a hysterectomy the following week but I was adamant I would not have an abortion.

“A hysterectomy would mean I’d be left infertile so this was my last chance to have children.”

Becky said: “I’d gone from being on top of the world to being in the depths of despair, worrying whether I was going to actually survive…I knew I needed to survive for the sake of my children. There was no way I was leaving them.”

A risk I was willing to take for my precious babies

The brave mum wouldn’t even consider having her womb removed – which would have meant removing her twin boys with it: “I never gave my decision a moment’s thought — there was no way I was getting rid of my precious babies.

“I kept thinking that their lives were just starting while mine could be ending, but it was a risk I was willing to take.”

Instead, doctors waited until Becky was 30 weeks pregnant before delivering the babies by cesarean section. Preslee and Buddy were born weighing 3lb 7oz and 3lb 6oz respectively at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, in October. Their mother was then rushed straight into surgery, where she had her womb and cervix removed to treat the cancer.

It was four days before Becky had the strength to see her boys and they were wheeled to her hospital bed in their incubators.

“I was exhausted and in agony but when they were placed on my chest, I breathed in their scent and just couldn’t believe they were here,” she said.

“I was crying through a mixture of pain, love and disbelief that I was finally getting to hold them.”

The boys are now six months old, and while Becky hasn’t quite got the all clear yet, she’s hopeful she doesn’t need any further treatment. She doesn’t regret her decision at all: “I wouldn’t change it for the world. They are an absolute joy and I love them very much.”

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Pro-Life Legislator Gets Death Threats for Saying Animal Cruelty is Not Worse Than Aborting Babies

A Texas state lawmaker received threats for the second time this year after he questioned why the state has more protections for animals than it does for unborn babies.

State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, a Republican from Arlington, Texas, and his family were put under state protection in January after he received multiple death threats related to a bill he introduced to ban abortions.

This second stream of threats relates to his comments on an animal cruelty bill that state lawmakers are considering.

. . . The threats — such as “I hope you die” — came after the Arlington Republican argued that the penalty proposed for animal cruelty cases under Senate Bill 762 should be lowered to a state jail felony, the same sentence lawmakers earlier this session set for doctors that perform partial birth or dismemberment abortions.

Tinderholt said a higher punishment indicates the state has more respect and care for animals than unborn children.

“I couldn’t imagine anyone ever wanting to harm an animal, it’s absolutely disgusting to do so,” Tinderholt said. “However, I also couldn’t allow a more severe penalty for killing an animal than for killing a human child.”

In January, Tinderholt and his family were put under the protection of the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to local news reports at the time. They received additional help from the Arlington Police Department and Tarrant County sheriff’s office, Micah Cavanaugh, Tinderholt’s chief of staff, said in a statement in January.

They said the threats began after Tinderholt introduced Texas House Bill 948, or “Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act,” which would amend the state code to say that a child’s life begins at “the moment of fertilization.” It also would remove exceptions for abortion from the state penal code on criminal homicide, and allow abortion practitioners and women to be charged with murder. The bill includes an exception to allow an abortion if the mother’s life is in jeopardy.

“I’m pretty passionate about the pro-life movement,” Tinderholt said when he introduced the bill. “When you read and see how abortions are performed, and how they end the life of an innocent child, it amazes me that we allow that. . . .

His wife and children also were threatened in 2016. According to Dallas News, police said they later linked the harassment to Matthew James Powers, a candidate for the Arlington City Council. Earlier this year, police said they arrested Powers and charged him with harassment. The incident appears to be unrelated to the threats Tinderholt received this month and in January.

Pro-lifers increasingly have been targeted with threats, vandalism and other forms of hostility in the past few years. On college campuses, student abortion activists have vandalized pro-life displays and then bragged about it. Pro-life lawmakers and at least two sidewalk counselors have received death threats. And at least two pro-life organizations had their buildings targeted in possible hate crimes.

In late 2015, a Missouri pro-life lawmaker also received a death threat while he led an investigation into the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.  . . . Read More

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Vice-President Mike Pence: “We Have a President Who, Without Apology, Stands for the Sanctity of Human Life”

Vice President Mike Pence, a stalwart pro-lifer, recently made another stop in Pennsylvania, giving the commencement address at Grove City College.  . . .   “And I can’t tell you how proud I am to be Vice President to a President who stands without apology for the sanctity of life and all the God-given liberties in the Constitution of the United States.”

The Trump Administration has given pro-lifers a renewed sense of hope after eight years of pro-abortion President Barack Obama. Some of the administration’s pro-life accomplishments so far include: . . .

President Trump reinstated a policy that prevents organizations receiving federal foreign aid from performing abortions or promoting them.

President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Now confirmed he will be a Justice in the mold of the late beloved Justice Antonin Scalia.

President Trump appointed avid pro-lifers to key cabinet positions including Kellyanne Conway as Senior Advisor, Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador, and Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

President Trump even signed an executive order saying his administration will “provide regulatory relief for religious objectors to Obamacare’s burdensome preventive services mandate, a position supported by the Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby.” . . . Read More

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Update: The Same Only Bigger: “Birth to Sixteen Years Old in 2 min, 45 sec”

This video  will take under three minutes of your life and leave you smiling from ear to ear. The title of the video is “Lotte from birth to 16 years in 4 min. 30 sec.

According to the brief accompanying text, “Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester filmed his daughter every week, from birth up until she turned 16 years old and then made this time lapse edit. Fascinating.”

If you are a parent, you will doubtless think to yourself, “That’s right!” It does seem as if our children grow up before us in a blink of an eye. And what jumps out at you is the continuity. While there is gradual, ongoing change, Lotte at birth is Lotte at 12, only bigger and able to make even more comically funny faces.

I wonder, what if a woman facing a crisis pregnancy were able to see in her mind’s eye a time lapse edit of her developing child—from whatever stage the baby is at the point when she may be contemplating an abortion until birth.

She would see that it really isn’t all that long and that the baby who is tiny and sort of a stranger now will soon be much larger and someone for whom she would give her life.

The item will take up less than three minutes of your life and leave you smiling from ear to ear. The title of the video is “Lotte from birth to 16 years in 4 min. 30 sec.,”
. . .Read More

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Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Baptist Lead Rally for Abortion

Most leaders in Judaeo-Christian faiths believe scripture teaches that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection.

But there are some who stray from the teaching and promote abortion.

A group of New York state clergy members recently advocated for abortion at the state capital, Christian News Network reports.

Together, abortion activists who identify as Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Unitarian and Jewish urged New York state lawmakers to support abortion and Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the United States, according to the report.

“As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care that is supported by their religious teachings and personal beliefs,” director Dennis Ross, a Reformed Jewish rabbi, told the Legislative Gazette. “People of all faiths believe in safe and legal abortion, access to contraception and sex education, and we know Planned Parenthood is an essential healthcare provider.”

Sara Hutchinson Ratcliff of the group Catholics for Choice, which is not affiliated with the Catholic Church, also participated in the event in Albany. . . . Read More

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President Trump and Pope Francis Stand Against Abortion --“Joint Commitment in Favor of Life”

Pope Francis met with U.S. President Donald Trump and his family Wednesday at the Vatican where they exchanged gifts and spoke about peace and other issues.

President Trump and the pope have sparred over immigration, the environment and other issues, but both agree on one essential issue: the protection of human life from abortion. They released a joint statement standing against abortion:

“This morning, Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Honorable Donald Trump, president of the United States of America, was received in audience by the Holy Father Francis and subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Msgr. Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for relations with states.

During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America, as well as the joint commitment in favor of life and freedom of worship and conscience.” . . . Read More

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s Proposed Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is not making abortion advocates happy today as it specifically excludes the Planned Parenthood abortion business from all programs run by the Department of Health and Human Services. This is the first time a president’s budget has specifically defunded the Planned Parenthood abortion company in this way.

In fact, the language goes beyond legislation pending in the Senate that would defund Planned Parenthood under the Medicaid program. As The pro-abortion Huffington Post reports, President Trump’s budget would prohibit the Planned Parenthood abortion corporation from participating in any federal health program — including cancer screening programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control, prevention of the Zika virus, HIV and AIDS testing, as well as programs to prevent sexual assault.

The decision by the Trump Administration to exclude the nation’s biggest abortion company makes sense because abortion is the main component of what it does and other health organizations provide the same or similar healthcare services without also killing unborn children in abortions and injuring women. . . .

In comments to, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised the Trump administration’s proposed budget.

“From day one, President Trump has worked to keep his pro-life promises, including stopping taxpayers from being forced to fund abortion and abortion businesses. We’re encouraged to see that the budget released today prevents federal funds from going to the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood,” said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Taxpayers should not have to prop up Planned Parenthood’s failing, abortion-centered business model.”

She added: “Just last week Planned Parenthood announced they will close ten of their facilities in four states, even before any portion of their half billion dollars in taxpayer funding is redirected to local community health centers. Community health centers and rural health centers outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities by an average of 20 to one nationally and provide the preventative care that Planned Parenthood claims to provide but do not perform abortion. Women will be better served by the new growth of comprehensive health care alternatives.”

The proposal to redirect taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood would result in a $422 million increase in federal funding for community health care centers, which enjoy strong bipartisan support, avoid provision of abortion, and now serve nearly 24.3 million people (and climbing) in medically underserved communities across the United States. At the same time, women receiving Medicaid can continue to use their eligibility at centers where they can also obtain mammograms, mental health services, and a variety of other primary care services. . . . Read More

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Delaware Considering Roll Back of Pro-Life Laws

Lawmakers in Delaware are considering a bill that would roll back many of the state’s pro-life laws. SB5 maintains the U.S. Constitution provides for abortion of preborn babies prior to viability and the life laws in question are in violation.

“The bill is headed to the House for final vote,” said Nicole Theis, executive director of Delaware Family Policy Council, one of Family Policy Alliance’s 40 state-based allies. “If it passes, Delaware will potentially become a magnet for late-term abortions and profiteering abortionists. There is no accountability or enforcement in the bill.”

The law is being debated even as an abortion seller is coming under scrutiny for a botched abortion.

A woman was taken from Planned Parenthood Delaware in a private car to the hospital even though she was in extreme pain. No ambulance was called.

Larry Roy Glazerman, the abortionist at the facility, recently testified before the Legislature. He said that abortionists, such as himself, should have the final say about whether a preborn baby is “viable.”

“SB 5 gives abortionists the authority to decide if a baby is viable or not. Even those who say they are pro-choice have a problem with abortion without restrictions, specifically, late term abortions,” Theis said. “This takes Delaware back to the dark ages of Roe v. Wade, ignoring over 40 years of legal rulings to better protect women. Polls consistently show that Americans believe abortion should come with restrictions. We’ve never seen this much bipartisan opposition to an issue. Ever.” . . . . Read @ Family Policy Alliance

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Oregon Bill Allows Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death


We’re living through a time when there seems to be something new and alarming in the news every day. Our media cycle is dominated by the dramatic, and one consequence of this is that alarming events can unfold on the state and local level going unnoticed despite their ultimately national consequences.

One such example is before Oregon’s state legislature. First introduced in January, an alarming bill, SB 494, would radically change the meaning of healthcare in that state, with the potential for national ripple effects.

SB 494 would put countless medically vulnerable persons at risk of a premature and untimely death, wiping out existing law that mandates food and water access for all patients who can naturally receive nutrition and hydration. In simple terms, patients who are awake, conscious, and aware could nonetheless be denied food and water—even by cup or spoon.

Oregon’s SB 494 is radical because it would redefine food and water delivered by such basic means not as “basic and ordinary,” but as a regulated, physician-controlled form of “medical care.”

Indeed, it’s important to underscore that this bill is not about food and water delivered by means of “feeding tubes,” but rather basic utensils like spoons. Whether we’re sitting at our own breakfast table, or sitting with our mother in a hospital bed, food and water should be considering basic and ordinary.

It likely comes as no surprise to find out who is responsible for Oregon’s dangerous bill. Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, recently explained that the most enthusiastic supporter of “regulating” food and water is the health insurance industry.

On a purely financial basis, one understands the motives of insurers who would prefer to avoid any lengthy healthcare obligations. On an ethical and moral basis, however, the decision to fatally deprive food and water from a patient simply due to cost or circumstance is reprehensible. . . . Read More

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Pro-Abortion Students at “Catholic” Notre Dame Walk Out of Pro-Life VP Mike Pence’s Commence Speech

When pro-life Vice President Mike Pence spoke to graduates at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday, a group of them walked out in protest.

About 100 students and parents walked out of the commencement ceremony as part of a planned protest, NPR reports. A few people also booed as the vice president began his address at the Catholic university in South Bend, Indiana, according to the report.

Pence, a former governor of Indiana, has a strong pro-life record. As governor, he signed a state law to protect unborn babies with disabilities from being aborted. He also spoke about overturning Roe v. Wade while on the campaign trail with President Donald Trump. And in January, Pence became the first sitting vice president to speak at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Though the Notre Dame protesters did not specifically mention abortion, they said they were angry at Pence for “marginaliz[ing] our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color or sexual orientation.”

In a statement, they said Pence targeted “the civil rights protections of members of LBGT+ community, … rejected the Syrian refugee resettlement program, supported an unconstitutional ban of religious minorities, and fought against sanctuary cities.” . . . Read Moree

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Pope Francis: “The Church Must Never Tire” of Fighting Abortion

Pope Francis sent words of encouragement to pro-life advocates over the weekend as they participated in the March for Life in Rome, Italy.

The sixth annual march took place on Saturday in Rome where thousands of people united in calling for protections “for life without compromise,” CNA reports. Italy has lost more than 6 million unborn babies to abortion since it became legal in 1978, according to the news outlet.

Pope Francis sent a message Saturday to the marchers with his apostolic blessing and his hopes that their witness would help society understand the worth and dignity of every human life. . . .

In a special message to the organizers of the pro-life March, held on Saturday afternoon in the center of Rome, Francis expressed his wish that the march might “promote adherence to the value of human life and the acceptance of this incommensurable divine gift in all its fascinating richness.” . . .

“The Church must never tire of being an advocate for life and must not neglect to proclaim that human life is to be protected unconditionally from the moment of conception until natural death,” the Pope’s message said. . . . Read More

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pro-Abortion Democrat Legislator Claims Killing Babies in Abortion is Safer Than Vasectomies

Earlier this month, Texas state Rep. Mary Gonzales, a pro-abortion Democrat, made the statement during a debate about a bill to require hospitals to submit reports about abortion complications to the state.

“First and foremost, did you know that an abortion procedure is actually… safer than a vasectomy?” Gonzalez asked Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, who wrote the bill.

The fact checker rated Gonzalez’s claim “mostly true,” writing: “Both procedures rarely have complications, a clarification missing from this declaration. That said, abortion procedures appear to have lower complication rates.”

It came to this conclusion by citing research from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, studies published medical journals and government data that listed the complication rates of abortions and vasectomies.

There are two major problems with the fact checker’s ruling.

The first is something that state Rep. Capriglione’s bill could help to fix. One of the problems with tracking abortion complications is that they often go unreported in the United States. Women who experience complications at home after the abortion almost always go to the emergency room, not the abortion clinic; and the complications are not always reported as abortion related. . . .

The second problem with the fact check is that an abortion is by its very nature deadly to the second, often forgotten patient – the unborn baby.

At the moment of conception, unborn babies are living human beings with their own unique DNA. They are unlike any other human being who ever lived or ever will live. Abortion procedures destroy these unborn babies’ lives in brutal, gruesome ways. Some abortion procedures involve dismembering the unborn baby or vacuuming him/her out of the womb. Others involve injecting lethal drugs into the unborn baby before inducing labor.

Even IF an abortion was perfectly safe for the mother, it never is for the baby in the womb. [Greater Fitchburg for Life editor's note: oftem abortion is NOT safe for the Mother and is 99.8% unsafe/ deadly for the baby.] . . . Read More

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Politifact Admits Planned Parenthood is the Nations Biggest Abortion Business

After his research, Politifact Wisconsin’s Dave Umhoefer concludes the assertion that “Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the country” is “one of those truisms that is basically, well, True.” . . .

BTW, Politifact Wisconsin describes itself as being “in partnership with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” a publication that is relentlessly pro-abortion.

The setting was a statement by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wi.) made at an April 30 town hall meeting in which he defended defunding Planned Parenthood. Among other things he said (according to Umhoefer) is, “Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the country.”

Umhoefer starts out by stating (as if it were in question) that PPFA does things other than perform abortions–“323,999 for the year ending September 30, 2015.”

But consider the takeaway from this sentence: “[I]n a one-year period from 2014 to 2015, 87 percent of patients visited Planned Parenthood clinics for services other than abortion.” . . .

* For a non-profit health care organization, Planned Parenthood seems to have a lot of spare cash lying around. In its last six annual reports spanning financials from fiscal years ending in 2010 through 2015, Planned Parenthood not only averaged over $1.2 billion a year in revenues, but had a total $505.5 million in “excess of revenue over expenses.” (Non-profits can’t technically count them as “profits,” hence the awkward description.) And

* At going rates for the most basic surgical abortion, Planned Parenthood’s revenues from 323,999 abortions would exceed $150 million. Because they also advertise and perform chemical abortions and later surgical abortions, which cost considerably more, that figure is probably a significant underestimate. Even so, at approximately $150 million, that would represent more revenue in 2014 than all that Planned Parenthood brought in (if current market rates prevail there) from reversible contraceptives , breast exams, and cervical “cancer screenings” or pap tests, and pregnancy tests combined. . . . Read More

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Trump Drastically Cuts U.S. Abortion Funding Overseas

Austin Ruse, President, C-Fam: Elections have consequences. The global abortion industry just took a major hit when President Donald Trump radically expanded the U.S. prohibition on giving money to baby-killing groups overseas. There will be caterwauling and there will likely be lawsuits, but this is a great day for America and the world. Lisa Correnti reports on the new executive order.

At the same time, the UN Security Council has turned its attention once more to the issue of what happens to children born of rape in war. These kids are stigmatized and shunned aside in their home countries. Moreover, the abortion vultures want them killed in the womb. There are those, including C-Fam, fighting to save their lives. Stefano Gennarini, J.D. reports.

The LGBT agenda has captured global elites. This week, the World Bank and other international institutions recognized a global day to promote the monstrous lies associated with this movement. Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D. reports at Turtle Bay and Beyond.

Spread the word. Be brave.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pope John Paul II’s Mother Rejected Doctor’s Abortion Suggestion

A champion of life—that title expertly captures the work and legacy of Pope John Paul II. More than a decade after his death, the author of Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) remains one of the greatest heroes of the pro-life movement, respected by people of all faiths and all walks of life.

The story of Pope John Paul II’s life is filled with suspense, heroism, and intrigue. What is particularly striking is the number of times during the course of his long life, he escaped death. His life hung in the balance when he was hit by a vehicle in his youth. His life was certainly at risk when the Nazis invaded Poland. In 1981, after assuming the Papacy, he nearly died from an assassin’s bullet.

In the new book The Pope and the President, author Paul Kengor paints an intriguing portrait of the lives of pro-life stalwarts Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan.

. . . the future Pope’s life was at risk even before he was born. Kengor points to a report that the Pope’s mother “was in such precarious health that her doctor advised her not to continue her pregnancy.”

According to Kengor’s account, the doctor told Emilia Wojtyla, “You have to have an abortion.” The physician’s rationale was that Emilia’s life was at stake and that she should abort her child to preserve it. The Vatican Insider said of the incident, “John Paul II was in danger of not being born.”

But Emilia proved the doctor wrong. She came through the pregnancy and childbirth and delivered a baby Kengor described as “healthy and strong as an ox.” Emilia predicted that Karol Józef Wojtyła, who would become John Paul, would be “a great man someday.” . . . Read More

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Will Shut Down Its Only Clinic in Wyoming

Wyoming will become the second state in America without a Planned Parenthood this summer.

The AP reports the Planned Parenthood facility in Casper, Wyoming plans to close on July 21 due to financial reasons. The facility did not perform abortions but did refer for them. It is the only Planned Parenthood in the state.

In total, the abortion chain’s Rocky Mountain affiliate is closing five facilities in addition to the one in Wyoming, according to the Casper Star Tribune. The affiliate also covers Colorado, New Mexico and parts of Nevada. The report did not indicate which other facilities are closing. . . .

But Planned Parenthood has been closing facilities across the U.S. and referring their patients to these community health centers itself – and the abortion chain has not even lost its taxpayer funding yet.

In March, the same thing happened in Pennsylvania when Planned Parenthood announced plans to close two facilities there. The local Planned Parenthood officials said the closures were not related to the Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. They also said patients would be referred to a new community health clinic in the area that accepts Medicaid and offers all the same services as Planned Parenthood except abortions.

The closings of these rural, non-abortion clinics are interesting given that Planned Parenthood has repeatedly claimed it needs taxpayer funding to help patients in rural, under-served communities. . . . Read More

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Actor James Woods Slams PPH CEO Cecile Richards for Celebrating Abortion on Mother’s Day

Unlike many Hollywood celebrities, actor James Woods boldly speaks out for the rights of babies in the womb. . . . Woods has criticized the abortion chain Planned Parenthood on social media several times.

On Mother’s Day, he did it again, according to The Christian Post.

His post was a reaction to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards who urged children to love their mothers by advocating for abortions.

“Nothing says ‘I love you, Mom!’ like standing up for the right of mothers everywhere to get the care they need,” Richards tweeted on Mother’s Day.

By “care,” Richards meant abortions. Last week, she described abortion as “fundamental” to women’s health care.

Woods realized this and responded by describing the horror of what Richards’ was really saying.

“Hard to say ‘I love you, Mom’ from a medical waste dumpster… #DefundPP,” he tweeted in response.
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New UN Human Trafficking Foundation May Support Abortion and Prostitution

by Austin Ruse (C-FAM): Conservative human rights groups are increasingly alarmed about a new funding proposal to combat human trafficking around the world. They are concerned also about the groups that seem to have gotten the ear of the White House, specifically Ivanka Trump, who appears to be quarterbacking the White House position.

The immediate issue is the End Modern Slavery Initiative and $25 million that is now open for groups to apply for. The money available from the State Department is primarily to lure more donors—foundations, foreign governments, businesses, and advocacy groups—in order to create a permanent billion-dollar foundation that would be beyond the influence of U.S. policy makers.

The program came into being during the Obama administration with the support of senior Republican Senators and, critics say, with only limited input from conservative human rights groups that work on human trafficking.

A coalition of human rights groups sent a group letter to President Trump a month ago laying out their concerns. Organized and led by Global Centurion, run by Laura Lederer, longtime advocate against human trafficking, the coalition charges that early meetings for the private foundation were largely carried out in secrecy “with only a few of the largest and most well-funded of anti-trafficking groups invited to participate.” The group charges the board of the nascent private foundation was also created without proper transparency.

On policy questions, the coalition is most concerned with the issues of prostitution and abortion. Many of the large or otherwise well-connected human trafficking groups are soft or accepting of legal prostitution, many of them calling it “sex work” and considering it legitimate. The Global Centurion coalition points out that most prostitution is precisely the kind of human trafficking they are trying to stamp out.

Some of these same groups also support legalized abortion, and the request for proposals issued by the State Department on March 16, may permit a U.S. funded private foundation to skirt U.S. policy against funding abortion groups overseas. In a background memo provided to the Friday Fax by Global Centurion, several groups close to the process openly support abortion including the leftist labor group Solidarity Center, the feminist group Futures Without Violence, Free the Slaves/Freedom Fund, ECPAT International, Coalition to Abolish Slavery, the Hillary Clinton-supported Vital Voices. Critics point out that abortion is a tool used by pimps and other traffickers to keep their sex slaves working. . . . Read more

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Head of Pro-Abortion Group Becomes Democrat Party’s CEO

You might call it the multiplier effect in reverse or doubling down on disaster. Instead of a small amount of input creating a much larger increase in output, Democrats are working to hollow out the party by compounding the error of excluding all pro-lifers from the party and embracing the abortion industry with both arms.

At the end of last week, CNN tells us,

The Democratic National Committee has hired a new CEO as it gears up for the 2018 midterms, the organization announced Friday.

Jess O’Connell, executive director of EMILY’s List, will head the group that is the governing body of the Democratic Party and will be the DNC’s first openly LGBT chief executive.
Both O’Connell and DNC chair Tom Perez put out rah-rah statements, vowing to win, win, win in the 2018 off-year elections. A more sober take would be that prospective have been weakened because Democrats can’t help themselves. Three quick points.

First, EMILY’s List is not some run-of-the-mill PAC. It is loaded to the gills with money. It only supports female Democrats; only female Democrats who support abortion on demand; only female Democrats who embrace abortion uber alles. . . . Read More

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President Trump Expands Executive Order Defunding International Planned Parenthood

In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to defund the International Planned Parenthood abortion business. Now, Trump is expanding that order.

When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy that prevented funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. The Mexico City Policy covered over $400 million in federal funds, part of which flowed to the abortion businesses International Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International for their foreign efforts.

The pro-life policy had been in place during the entirety of the Bush administration and Obama rescinded it on his first week in office. Named for a 1984 population conference where President Reagan initially announced it, the Mexico City Policy made it so family planning funds could only go to groups that would agree to not do abortions or lobby foreign nations to overturn their pro-life laws.

Trump restored the Mexico City Policy by executive order to stop taxpayer funding of groups that perform and promote abortions overseas but it does not stop non-abortion international assistance. The order ensures U.S. foreign aid will continue to go to health care and humanitarian relief in the millions of dollars. It just will not subsidize abortion overseas. . . . Read More

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions on Unborn Babies

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today signed a pro-life bill to ban late-term abortions in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Infants Protection Act would protect viable, late-term unborn babies from abortion in the state. It would prohibit abortions at 24 weeks, and require abortion clinics to assess whether an unborn child is viable starting at 20 weeks. If the unborn baby is determined to be viable at that point, that abortion also would be illegal. Doctors could face felony charges for violating the law.

The bill strengthens protections for unborn children and abortion-vulnerable women and girls by preventing elective abortions, except in rare instances, after an unborn child is determined to be viable (able to survive with or without medical assistance.) The provision also establishes a presumption of viability at 24 weeks of pregnancy (LMP) and requires a medical assessment to gauge viability of any unborn child when an abortion is sought beginning at 20 weeks of gestational age. . . .

The statewide pro-life group Tennessee Right to Life told LifeNews it was delighted by the news.

“Tennessee Right to Life thanks Governor Haslam for his demonstrated commitment to doing everything possible constitutionally to defend and protect vulnerable unborn children,” said Brian Harris, the organization’s president. “His administration has been tireless in supporting common-sense measures which affirm the dignity human life in our state and pro-life Tennesseans are clearly very grateful to the Governor,” Harris said.

Earlier this month, the pro-life measure was overwhelmingly passed by the state Senate 27-3 and in the state House 69-18. The Tennessee Infant Protection Act will take effect July 1, 2017. . . . Read More

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Richards: Being Able to Kill Your Baby in an Abortion “is Fundamental to Women’s Equality”

Women must be allowed to kill their unborn babies to achieve equality to men.

It’s a barbaric and insulting statement, but it is essentially what Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards told the liberal blog Bustle this week.

An abortion destroys the life of a unique, living human being in the womb — the woman’s own child. Yet, Richards said she believes a woman’s ability to choose abortion is “fundamental to women’s equality.” . . .

“Well I mean I believe that feminism is about equal rights for women,” Richards replied, acknowledging, “I think that you can personally have your own, I mean everyone does have their own feelings about pregnancy and abortion and I completely respect that but I think being a feminist is recognizing that you can’t make other people, you know, adhere to your own personal views.”

"Ultimately though Richards claimed that “actually what I think is fundamental to women’s equality is being able to make their own decisions about their pregnancy and that to me is you know part and parcel to what being a feminist is about is respecting women.” . . .

As further evidence, her abortion chain recently refused an offer to receive an increase in taxpayer funding if it stopped doing abortions. Richards called the offer “obscene and insulting,” making it very clear that abortion – the killing of unborn babies – is essential to Planned Parenthood.

But suggesting that women need abortions to be equal is what is truly obscene and insulting. Planned Parenthood is not saying that men need a medical procedure or the ability to kill their children to succeed. Why does it with women?

Women and their babies deserve so much better than the death and destruction that Planned Parenthood sells. . . . Read More

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Remembering Vulnerable Mothers This Mother's Day Weekend

Some of us who are mothers will celebrate with bouquets and brunches, cookouts and candy. Hugs and kisses from the children who delivered motherhood to us will remind us of the tremendous gift we have received in birthing and nurturing our offspring.

But, perhaps before the festivities are in full bloom, could you take a moment with me to offer up a special intercessory prayer? Pray for those pregnant mothers who, on the eve of Mother’s Day weekend, are about to enter abortion centers.

Pray that the better angels of their nature prevail. Pray that a spirit of hope will overcome a spirit of fear. Pray that someone of influence in their life will say something reassuring that will help them to see their way clear.

Pray that they have a change of mind and choose life. And pray that they will have all the support that they and their children need now and in the future. . . . Read More

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fox News host celebrates his gay lifestyle, slams conservative Christians

Fox News’ Shepard Smith may have entered a new phase in his life in which he is open about his homosexuality, but longtime viewers of the daytime anchor are familiar with a “Shep” who reveals his pro-homosexual bias through snarky, on-air putdowns of social conservatives.

Smith went public in October about his long-suspected homosexuality, in an interview with Huffington Post. But he was long suspected of being homosexual, and even was listed prominently year after year in the LGBT magazine OUT as one of its “Top 50” most powerful homosexuals.

On April 21, in a speech at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, Smith said his homosexuality “is both important and a non-issue,” the Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion-Ledger reported.

“I don’t think about it,” Smith said. “It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.”

The Clarion-Ledger reports that Smith described his homosexuality as “my truth,” and said he began living it eight or nine years ago.
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Thousands of Pro-Lifers Flood the Streets in Canada’s March for Life

Tens of thousands of pro-life Canadians marched for unborn babies’ right to life Thursday in Ottawa, waving flags and holding signs that celebrate the dignity of every human life.

This year was the 20th anniversary of the pro-life march, according to the Catholic Register. Last year, an estimated 25,000 people attended, and organizers hoped to break the record this year, the report states.

Photos and social media posts from Thursday indicate that the crowd size probably did break the record, . . .

The theme was “Life: We Stand on Guard for Thee,” inspired by the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, according to organizers with the Campaign Life Coalition.

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Planned Parenthood is Ditching the Failed “Pro-Choice” Label

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The “pro-choice” label has not been working out so well for the abortion chain Planned Parenthood.

The labels pro-choice and pro-life have been used for decades to help identify people’s positions on abortion, but young adults seem to be moving away from those labels. Abortion activists often refer to themselves as “reproductive rights” advocates rather than “pro-choice” now; and Planned Parenthood has been following the trend.

This week, the abortion chain’s CEO Cecile Richards talked with the pro-abortion blog Bustle about the shift in the rhetoric.

“I think the language is completely outdated, and in fact, we found by talking to younger people that they are so against being labeled in any way,” Richards said.

Though Planned Parenthood is not using the label anymore, its positions on abortion are the same. It wants women to have easy, completely unrestricted access to abortion, and it wants Americans to pay for them with their tax dollars.

Richards continued, “… women need to be able to make their own decisions about their pregnancy without the interference of politicians … [or] members of Congress who aren’t in their situation and can’t appreciate what they’re dealing with. [Greater Fitchburg for Life Editor's comment: But Richards wants our tax dollars to fund her organization = Planned parenthood and abortion!] . . . Read More

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Emotional Video of Adopted Man Thanking His Birth Mother Goes Viral

Ryan Jon
A video that an Australian DJ made for Mother’s Day thanking the birth mother he has never met has gone viral.

At the time of writing, the video Ryan Jon posted on his Facebook page has been viewed over 4.2 million times.

He posted the clip with the caption: “I’ve never met my biological mum and every year mother’s day gets me thinking. My birth mum sacrificed so much for me and I’d love her to know just how thankful I am and I hope I’m doing her proud.”

Ryan was born in 1987, and was adopted when he was just six weeks old. His parents, Mandy and Rod, had been unable to conceive, and he explained that one day they simply got a phone call that said: “There’s a baby here, come and pick him up tomorrow”. Ryan doesn’t know much about his birth mother, Julie, except what she explained in a letter she left with him. She was living in a share house and when she fell pregnant unexpectedly she simply felt she didn’t have the maturity to be a great mum.

. . . He emphasises what a positive choice adoption is. “I’ve heard a lot of stories where women who have given up kids for adoption feel really guilty and sometimes it seems like a cowardly thing…but as someone who was adopted, from my point of view it’s the total opposite. You’ve given someone the gift of life, you’ve sacrificed your body for someone who in 12 months you won’t even know. I’d love to be able to look my birth mother in they eye and just say how thankful I am.”. . . Read More

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Sarah Palin Welcomes Newest Granddaughter: “Babies are the Best Ingredient in Our World”

Dakota & Bristol Meyer & Atlee Bay
Bristol Palin, the daughter of pro-life former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, recently gave birth to her third child, a baby girl.

The family celebrated the news with a series of photos and messages on social media, welcoming baby Atlee Bay into the world.

“What a happy story! What a happy day!” grandmother Sarah Palin told the Daily Mail. “Babies are the best ingredient in our world, and we’re blessed to help welcome Atlee Bay to it. The whole family couldn’t be more thrilled!”

Bristol and her husband, Dakota Meyer, posted a photo of themselves with baby Atlee in the hospital to announce her arrival. . . . Read More

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Utah Democrats Support Animals Rights as Top Priority, But OK With Killing Babies in Abortion

Ignoring the plight of human babies in the womb, Utah Democrats hope to make animal rights a top priority in their party platform for 2017.

Utah Policy reports a draft of the state Democratic Party platform puts animal rights on its list of top 10 priorities, along with education, economy, healthcare, climate change and a few other issues.

Unsurprisingly, protections for human babies in the womb do not make it on the list. However, affirming “abortion rights” is listed under women’s rights in priority 15, according to the blog.

The priority list is just a draft. Delegates are scheduled to vote on it in June. But it seems unlikely that unborn babies will be recognized as deserving of protection, given the Democratic Party’s strong allegiance to the abortion industry. . . . Read More

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Professor Wants More Women to Brag About Having Abortions

Carol Sanger works as a law professor at Columbia University, but she also is an abortion activist who gives interviews, writes books and teaches classes about the controversial topic.

Sanger’s views on abortion are pretty outside the mainstream. She openly opposes laws prohibiting sex-selection abortions that target baby girls, and has spoken out against laws that ensure women have the opportunity to see their unborn babies on an ultrasound and bills to prevent the sales of aborted babies’ body parts.

This week, The Intercept published an interview with Sanger (not related to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger) about her new book. The interview focused around women telling their positive abortion stories.

Sanger began reasonably enough by stating that there are many reasons why more women do not share their abortion stories.

“It’s your body; it’s sex; it’s reproduction; it’s a medical treatment,” she said. “Those are all things that people like to keep private.”

However, she argued that women should feel free to talk about their abortions just as they talk about any other medical procedure. The problem is that pro-lifers make them feel ashamed to.

“If we say something’s private, that’s OK,” Sanger said. “But when it gets pushed into secrecy to be a shaming mechanism by all these laws that tell you that what you are doing is wrong, and would then try to persuade you out of it, that’s what changes the decision.”

Sanger said she wants abortions to be “normalized.”

“Can we just regard this as a parenting decision and not murder?” she asked. . . . Read More

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Monday, May 8, 2017

CBS’s ‘Madam Secretary’ Surprises With Pro-Life, Pro-Motherhood Message

Téa Leoni stras as Elizabeth McCord
 in CBS drama “Madam Secretary,”
In the world of entertainment, if a single woman faces an unplanned pregnancy after sleeping with a man she barely knows, that man ends up dying and thus can’t help her support the baby, and her parents are “church people” who she fears may judge her, abortion is almost always the automatic answer given as a solution to her dilemma.

On the May 7th episode of Madam Secretary, “The Seventh Floor,” however, that exact scenario resulted instead in an encouraging pro-life, pro-motherhood speech by Secretary Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) to newly pregnant Daisy Grant (Patina Miller), after Daisy expressed fears about handling motherhood on her own after the CIA operative she briefly dated was killed.Daisy: I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I’m all emotional. Guess I’m just…

Elizabeth: Pregnant.

Daisy: Who told you?

Elizabeth: Experience.

Daisy: Well, since I’m having a breakdown in front of my boss, can I tell you something?

Elizabeth: You can tell me anything.

Daisy: The father is Joseph Garcia. Well, was.

Elizabeth: Oh, gosh. Daisy, I’m so sorry.

Daisy: His parents live in Connecticut, I guess. But what am I supposed to say? Your son and I dated for a week before he got murdered. I only knew him by his cover name. Anyways, here’s your grandchild. Because that’s not a crazy intro or anything.

Elizabeth: I think his parents might be comforted by a grandchild.

Daisy: Yeah, but what about my parents? I mean, they’re church people. This isn’t exactly what they had envisioned for me. I mean, I… Guess I always thought that I may have to do it alone, but not like alone-alone.

Elizabeth: Yeah. You know, maybe every mother feels that way, no matter who’s in their life. I mean, at the end of the day, it’s just you and the baby and… It’s my job to protect him. Or her.

Daisy: Right… But what if I’m not up to the job?

Elizabeth: Oh, you are. You are one of the strongest women I have ever met. Even if you don’t feel like it right now ’cause you’re drowning in a sea of hormones.

Daisy: You have no idea, ma’am.

Elizabeth: Oh, yes, I do. You don’t have to go at it alone. Your parents might be shocked, but you are literally the light of their lives and they’ll get over it. And Joe’s parents raised a hero, so, really, how bad can they be? Then you got all of us here. God help you.

Daisy: Thanks.

Elizabeth: It’s a beautiful world, Daisy. And the best ride is just about to start.
Wow! What a heartwarming exchange! But sadly rare in the world of Hollywood.

For once, we get to see women discuss the beauty of pregnancy and new human life, and how a mother’s job is to protect her baby. A baby with the potential to be a comfort to the lives it blesses.

Motherhood really is the “best ride,” so well-done, Madam Secretary! . . . Read More

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