Disposing of less-than-perfect children:
Down Syndrome Children Is Not Something to Be Proud Of. This week, the CBS News program "On Assignment"
included a long feature on what it described as the near eradication of Down syndrome in Iceland. As the story
unfolded, viewers learned of the impact of genetic screening and abortion on a countrywide scale. On that tiny island,
known to people mostly for its geothermal pools and Northern Lights, what one scientist called "heavy-handed genetic
counseling" has led to the death in utero of nearly every boy and girl affected by Down syndrome. The CBS News report
focused on a single nation, but the trend toward elimination of children with Down syndrome is tragically widespread.
News Declares That Iceland Is A Great Nation Because It Murders Babies With 'Genetic Defects'. Iceland has
barely 330,000 people in it, but has become world famous for murdering nearly 100% of babies diagnosed with 'genetic defects'
such as Down's Syndrome. CBS news recently visited Iceland and wrote a story in which they lauded the nation for nearly
'eradicating genetic defects' by their policy of eugenics according to a recent report: [...]
Davis Hypes Abortion At Notre Dame. In a personal moment, Davis told students she aborted her more than 20-week-old daughter
"out of love." "[I was] post-20 weeks of pregnancy of a much-wanted pregnancy that I had waited years to have, and ... our very
much-wanted child was suffering from a fatal fetal brain abnormality," she said. "What we were told was that if our child survived
delivery, which she would likely not, that she would live a life of tremendous suffering — if she lived long at all —
and we made a decision out of love." [...] The Catholic Church teaches that all human life, including unborn children with disabilities,
"must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception," and that abortion is never permissible. The Catholic
pro-life group Human Life International (HLI) describes the abortion of children specifically because of their disabilities as "nothing
more than eugenics, discrimination of the basest kind."
Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions of Down Syndrome Babies. Indiana's new law prevents a person from performing an abortion if he
knows the pregnant woman wishes to abort the unborn baby because of a diagnosis of Down syndrome or any other disability. It also prevents
abortions due to the race, color, national origin, ancestry, or sex of the child.
Zika Causing Rise in Illegal Abortions in Brazil. Fear of microcephaly or other complications due to Zika have pushed women to illegal
abortions, according to the Brazilian daily Folha de São Paulo. Doctors indicate women in all social classes are seeking out these abortions
"in despair over the possibility of deformity." Some even go through with abortions without concrete proof of complications.
Legalized Abortion May Have Hindered Zika Research. Virologist Gubio Soares, who first identified the presence of the pervasive
Zika virus in Brazil, suggested that legalized abortion in French Polynesia may have prevented scientists from uncovering a link between Zika
and severe infant deformities sooner. During a lecture, Soares claimed scientists do not know for sure if a link exists between Zika and
microcephaly. This is mainly because women in places where Zika breeds often aborted children who showed signs of microcephaly, a disorder
now linked to the virus.
Obamacare and Eugenics.
The scariest words uttered during Jonathan Gruber's recent appearance before the House Oversight
Committee were "positive selection." They were read aloud by Republican Rep. Thomas Massie, from a
1997 paper the professor co-authored concerning abortion. The opus in question made the Congressman
uneasy because of the following passage: "By 1993 all cohorts under the age 19 were born under
legalized abortion and we estimate steady state savings of $1.6 billion per year from positive
selection." Rep. Massie asked the professor what was meant by "positive selection." This
question was evidently not anticipated in Gruber's pre-testimony coaching, so he became evasive.
Considering what it means, this is no surprise.
prenatal tests leading to abortions. Two recent industry-funded studies show that test
results indicating a fetus is at high risk for a chromosomal condition can be a false alarm half of
the time. And the rate of false alarms goes up the more rare the condition, such as Trisomy 13,
which almost always causes death. Companies selling the most popular of these screens do not make
it clear enough to patients and doctors that the results of their tests are not reliable enough to
make a diagnosis.
Paper Found That Aborting Poor Children Saves Taxpayers Money. MIT professor Jonathan
Gruber was in the hot seat at Tuesday's [12/9/2014] House Oversight Committee hearing, answering
questions regarding his offensive comments about the stupidity of the American people and his
assertions that the Affordable Care Act was passed based on a mischaracterization of the facts.
At the hearing Gruber was asked by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) about a paper he co-authored in 1998,
"Abortion Legalization and Child Living Circumstances: Who is the 'Marginalized Child'," in which
Gruber suggested that children who die as a result of abortion are better off because the majority
of them would have ended up in single-parent households and living in poverty.
Architect Jonathan Gruber: Abortion Of 'Marginal Children' A 'Social Good'. Embattled MIT professor Jonathan
Gruber has not only gotten in trouble for bragging about helping President Obama put one over on the American people with
Obamacare, he's also been uncovered as an abortion advocate — but not a run-of-the-mill advocate of "women's
rights." No, Gruber's abortion advocacy is of a particularly pungent eugenics variety. He's on record repeatedly
making the case from social science that abortion is a "social good" because it reduces the number of "marginal children," by
which he means urban poor — those he says can be counted on to commit crimes if they were ever born.
Adolf Hitler — Progressive
Pioneer. [Scroll down] The Nazis enthusiastically embraced eugenics and had no qualms about abortion and
sterilization for those they considered unfit, weak minded, or inferior. In this, they agreed with progressive heroine
Margaret Sanger, likewise a strong believer in eugenics who formed Planned Parenthood expressly with the idea of limiting
non-white births and the reproduction of 'the unfit'.
Dignity & Suffering.
I just got off the radio, talking about this British advice columnist who announced on a BBC television show that
she would "suffocate a child to end its suffering." What struck me as the most outrageous aspect of it is
that it is not so outrageous. It is, in a sense, what we do. Upwards of 90 percent of
those diagnosed in the womb with Down Syndrome are eliminated here, for an example.
Obamacare, Genocide, and the War on the Unborn.
What lies ahead, if Obamacare goes forward, can be seen in New Zealand. The new government policy in
New Zealand was preceded by the completion of a report on the "cost effectiveness" of aborting Down syndrome
babies. It was determined that it was just too expensive to allow these babies to live. One can
easily envision such a policy developing under Obamacare, considering that we have a President and an
administration that do not regard innocent unborn human beings as life worthy of life.
poets society. In 2002, a baby was aborted at 28 weeks because of a cleft palate. Last
year, a 6-month-old fetus was aborted when ultrasound revealed that part of a foot was missing, according
to [Britain's Sunday] Times. One doesn't have to believe in the supernatural to wonder what might
have been. Not only with the babies who were known to be slightly imperfect, but also with the
millions of others worldwide who have been eliminated for reasons less vivid.
of the Disabled. Sadly, in today's post-Roe environment the news that a child is likely to be born
with a significant handicap is often a death sentence. According to The New York Times, about ninety
percent of unborn children who are diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. Moreover, when a prenatal
cystic fibrosis test was developed, the number of children born with cystic fibrosis in Massachusetts dropped
by fifty percent. No studies have been done to asses the cause of the drop, but the odds of this being
simple coincidence are quite low.
Why Worry about Deaf
Babies? England is currently deciding whether or not to legalize the use of embryo selection to
produce deaf babies to accommodate deaf couples who want their children to share their soundless world.
When Thomas Lifson reported this in AT, he expressed shock that such things could be permitted. I was
shocked too — until I realized that this, and much worse, is the logical consequence of our
legalization of abortion.
by abortion: Is perfection an entitlement? In Britain, after
the 24th week of pregnancy — "viability," when the child presumably
can live outside the womb — an abortion is permitted only when "there is a
substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or
mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped." But in 2001 an unborn
28-week-old child was aborted because new techniques for detecting fetal
abnormalities indicated that the child had a cleft lip and palate.
Why the Media Feminists Hate Palin:
Columnist Marc H. Rudov calls them the "fascist feminists." These are the feminists in the media
and elsewhere who detest Sarah Palin because of her role as a successful wife and mother and defender of the
unborn. Palin's decision to have a Down syndrome child, when 90 percent of these children are being
aborted in the womb, has proven in dramatic terms not only that there are articulate pro-life women in
America but that there are women who will take a leadership role on "culture of life" issues of concern
Is a Human a 'Human Being'? Ask the White House Science Adviser. [Scroll down slowly]
"From this point of view, a fetus is only a potential human being," the authors continue. "Historically,
the law has dated most rights and privileges from the moment of birth, and legal scholars generally agree that
a fetus is not a 'person' within the meaning of the United States Constitution until it is born and living
independent of its mother's body." The authors then make a case for aborting unwanted children.
brave new world. Sarah Palin ignited a political firestorm when she worried that "death panels"
would deny end-of-life treatment to her son with Down syndrome. In fact, ObamaCare would more likely see
to it that people like Trig never even make it out of the womb. The outlook for children found to have
disabilities in utero is bleak now — because the medical-ethics establishment has spent decades
pushing for their abortion.
baby 'left to die' by doctors. A young mother's premature baby died in her arms after doctors refused to
help because it was born just before 22-week cut-off point for treatment. Sarah Capewell, 23, gave birth to her
son Jayden when she was 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy. Although doctors refused to place the
baby in intensive care, Jayden lived for two hours before he passed away at James Paget Hospital in Gorleston,
Norfolk, last October.
years worth every tear. [Scroll down slowly] Most children with trisomy 18 diagnosed
in the womb are aborted. Most who survive birth are given hospice care until they die. In these
cases, doctors advise parents that these disabled children will die young or be a burden to them and society.
But couldn't the same be said of many healthy children? All children are a gift that comes with no
guarantees. While Bella's life may not be long, and though she requires our constant care, she is worth
Disposing of unwanted female children:
Where are the great feminist leaders? Why aren't the feminists outraged by this?
Why are they all totally silent about gender-selection abortion, and for that matter, about
Muslim honor killings?
Struggles for a Solution to Its 'Missing Women' Problem. A cultural preference for male children has cost Asia
dearly. Count up all the girls who were never born because of selective abortion, victims of infanticide and females
who died from neglect and there are upwards of 100 million women missing on the continent today by some estimates.
Not just a human-rights catastrophe, it is also a looming demographic disaster. With Asian birthrates already plummeting,
that is tens of millions of women who will never be mothers. The economic and social impact on some of the world's largest
countries is incalculable.
abandons one-child policy after 35 years. For months there has been speculation that Beijing was preparing to
abandon the divisive family planning rule, which was introduced by Communist leaders in 1980 amid fears of a population boom.
The government credits it with preventing 400 million births, but the human cost has been immense, with forced sterilisations
and abortions, infanticide, and a dramatic gender imbalance that means millions of men will never find female partners.
In 2012 — in one of the most shocking recent cases of human rights abuses related to the policy — a
23-year-old woman from Shaanxi province in the north-west was abducted by family planning officials and forced to have an
abortion seven months into the pregnancy.
War on Women: Planned Parenthood
Killed About 438 Unborn Baby Girls Per Day. In its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood revealed that it killed
327,653 unborn babies in its abortion clinics in fiscal 2013. It also stated that in the year that ended on June 30,
2014 it received $524.8 million — or 41 percent of its total funding — from the government.
According to the Oversight Committee, the Congressional Budget Office has estimated Planned Parenthood gets about $450 million
per year in federal funding. Nor does Planned Parenthood deny — as revealed in a series of recently released
videos — that it harvests tissue from some of the unborn babies it kills. For Americans who respect innocent
life, one obvious question is this: Why is Congress taking hard-earned money from American families struggling to raise
their own children in a safe and decent environment and handing it over to a group that kills hundreds of thousands of babies
per year and sometimes cuts out their organs?
says its gender imbalance 'most serious' in the world. Chinese health authorities on
Wednesday [1/21/2015] described the gender imbalance among newborns as "the most serious and
prolonged" in the world, a direct ramification of the country's strict one-child policy. The
statement will add to growing calls for the government to scrap all family planning restrictions in
the world's most populous nation, which many scholars say faces a demographic crisis.
While India's girls are aborted, brides are
wanted. Decades of sex-selective abortion have created an acute lack of women in certain parts of India.
Traffickers capitalize on the shortage by recruiting or kidnapping women ensnared in poverty to sell as brides. It's a
cycle influenced by poverty and medical technologies, but one that ultimately is perpetuated by India's attitude towards women.
Abortion Now Illegal in UK. Following troubling reports about the effects of sex-selective abortion on gender ratios in
certain communities in the United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt released new guidelines that aim to close the
"loophole" that permitted these abortions to take place.
Democrats Kill Bill to Outlaw Sex-Selection Abortions. On Tuesday [5/13/2014],
thirteen Democrats on the California State Assembly Health Committee voted down a bill that would
have outlawed the practice of sex selection through abortion. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act
(AB 2336) ran into opposition by all of the Democrats on the committee, who saw the bill as a
prelude to broader abortion restrictions, according to a report from LifeNews.com. Instead,
Democrats introduced a resolution to condemn sex-selection abortion — but not to outlaw it.
The female holocaust. Preema, a young woman from a rural village in southern
India, is the 12th daughter born to her parents. Yet, she has no older sisters. Each time Preema's mother became pregnant and gave birth to a girl,
she and her husband killed the newborn — disappointed it hadn't been a boy. After 12 births, Preema (not her real name), was the only girl they
allowed to live. [...] The gruesome practice of sex selection by abortion and infanticide is rampant in India, driven by a strong cultural preference for boys.
The problem has only gotten worse in recent years.
I worked at an abortion clinic like Dr. Gosnell's 'house
of horrors'. As happens with a lot of abortion clinic employees who are hired to do one thing but are recruited into another, my scheduling position
evolved into doing work in the lab. "Lab" is where we sorted through the parts of the aborted child to make sure they were all accounted for and nothing was
left inside the patient. I also did counseling and somehow stomached the excuses women had to abort — for many it was because the baby was a girl and
they wanted a boy while others it was because of a fetal defect and others because they didn't want another child.
abortion of unwanted girls taking place in the UK. Illegal abortion on the grounds of gender may be taking
place in Britain within immigrant communities, ministers have admitted for the first time after an official analysis of birth
statistics. [...] The practice of aborting unborn babies on the basis of sex has long been considered a problem in areas of
India and China, where boys are sometimes considered favourable for cultural or economic reasons.
plans vote on bill to ban sex-selective abortion. The GOP leadership will bring the bill to the floor under suspension of House rules,
which means two-thirds of the chamber will have to express support for it to pass. This is unlikely, because it would require 50 Democrats
to vote in favor. [...] The bill, known as the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), would impose criminal penalties on doctors who provide
abortions known to be motivated by gender discrimination, as well as on people who coerce women into having abortions for that reason.
Planned Parenthood's Abortion-on-Demand Policies Include Tacit Support for Sex-Discrimination.
Sex-selection abortion is a real war on women, literally ending the lives of millions of baby girls simply because they are female. Research documents that baby
girls are the predominant targets of sex-selection abortions. Nicholas Eberstadt, of the American Enterprise Institute, notes that the numbers of these sex-selection
abortions worldwide are staggering, "resulting in millions upon millions of new 'missing baby girls' each year."
Girl — The Three Deadliest Words in the World. In India, China and many other parts of the world
today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many
as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called "gendercide." Girls who survive
infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own
husbands or other family members.
China's One Child Policy: A Real
War on Women. While the American feminist left devotes its time, money and energy to pushing for taxpayer-funded
contraception, claiming the right to call each other "slut," and ranting about the right's fictional "War on Women," there is a
real war being waged on one out of every five women and girls in the world — China's "One Child Policy." The
soul-wrenching reality of this rather bureaucratic-sounding term is a cruelty that is unimaginable to most Americans: forced
abortion and sterilization, female infanticide, and a concomitant rise in sexual slavery throughout Asia.
Liberals Are Waging the Real War on Women.
We have known for some time that baby girls are either aborted or killed outright after birth in some Asian countries, most
notably, China. There is now growing evidence that Asian immigrants in the United States may be practicing the same
sort of "gendercide." Of course, the nation's leading provider of abortions, Planned Parenthood, which receives hundreds of
millions of our federal tax dollars every year, is more than willing to abort normal, healthy fetuses — for sex selection
or any other reason — no questions asked. This was dramatically demonstrated recently by the head of the pro-life
group Live Action, Lila Rose, who, a few years ago, exposed Planned Parenthood's cover-up of abortions on underage girls who had been
impregnated by older men.
abortion clinics agreed to illegally provide sex-selective abortions. The third video in a pro-life group's series
highlighting "Gendercide" in America shows two National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinics in Arizona agreeing to break state law
and perform abortions because the mothers did not want to have female children.
Gender-based Abortions. What is the next step for
Democrats after gender specific abortions? The Democrats have so little respect for life and their scientific ability to control it that I wouldn't be
surprised if they started killing less than brilliant or sickly children. Then they could ration drugs for the elderly and kill those who are not useful
to their grand design. They won't have to worry about feeding to many weak women because they will have already killed them through gender specific
America is Now a "Pro-Life" Nation.
Last Thursday [5/31/2012], Republicans brought to a vote in the House a bill introduced by Arizona Republican Trent Franks that would have
criminalized abortion based on sex. Although the bill received healthy support, 246 - 168, including 20 Democrats that
voted for it, it was not enough to pass. The floor rule under which the bill was considered required a two thirds vote for passage and
it fell short of that.
Aborting a Baby Because It's a Girl Part of 'A Very Personal and Private Decision'. The White House is opposed
to a bill that was proposed in the House that would ban sex-selection abortions. In defending President Obama's
opposition to the bill, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said it would force abortionists into the position of
trying to determine the "motivations" behind a "very personal" decision.
Parenthood Participates in Gendercide, Probe Shows. A nationwide undercover investigation of Planned
Parenthood by the pro-life activist group Live Action revealed that the tax-subsidized abortion behemoth and lobbying
group willingly participates in and facilitates what is known as "gendercide" -- the deliberate extermination of children
due solely to their gender. And while the sex-discrimination problem in abortions is generally associated with
countries such as China and India, evidence released by the activists on May 29 further exposed the fact that it has
increasingly reared its head in America, all with the help of taxpayer subsidies.
Video Shows Gendercide at Planned Parenthood in New York City. Another new and chilling Live Action film
shows gendercide being promoted in a New York City Planned Parenthood clinic. A woman undercover says if she is
pregnant with a baby girl, she would want to abort and instead have a boy. The Planned Parenthood worker counsels
her about how to terminate her pregnancy, late term, based on sex-selection.
group's hidden camera footage shows complicity in 'sex-selective' abortions. Live Action says Planned Parenthood
and other U.S. abortion providers are willing to assist in the termination of baby girls for pregnant women who choose abortion
because they want to have baby boys. And the pro-life abortion watchdog says its video series and a new website will expose
it all. "This was a multi-state, national investigation demonstrating that this is a widespread problem across our country,"
Live Action president Lila Rose told The Daily Caller in an interview Monday [5/28/2012].
to vote on bill banning abortions based on sex of child. The House plans to begin debate Wednesday [5/30/2012] on a
bill that would ban abortions based on the sex of a child — and the measure may fail because of the way Republicans plan to
bring the measure for a vote. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) would punish doctors with up to five years in
prison for performing abortions because the parents are seeking a child of the other sex. Republican supporters cast the
bill as a measure designed to protect the civil rights of unborn children — especially babies born to minority parents.
As the bill was drafted, Democrats accused Republicans of disingenuously tying the issue to the legacy of civil rights leaders.
hospitals won't reveal fetal sex during ultrasound. A Toronto Star survey has found that six major
hospitals in the GTA do not allow their ultrasound staff to reveal a baby's gender to expectant mothers. And, whether
by coincidence or by design, all six hospitals are located in or near areas with high concentrations of South Asian
immigrants — one of the ethnic communities at the centre of a mounting concern over female feticide.
Mr. Obama's Own War on Women. Two days
after assuming power, President Obama revoked the Reagan-era Mexico City Policy of the previous administration. He forces us to fund
international Planned Barrenhood. That means that the worldwide war on baby girls will go forward, with U.S. taxpayers footing part
of the bill. President Obama says that attempts to cut off taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood are part of a campaign against
women. Hundreds of millions of baby girls have been killed. Demographer Nick Eberstadt has carefully documented this "gendercide."
This world-wide "war against baby girls" is a major result of Planned Parenthood's population control ideology and its aggressive marketing of
Yard launches investigation into illegal abortions of baby girls. Officers from the Metropolitan Police have begun
gathering material that shows three doctors agreeing to arrange terminations for women who wanted to end their pregnancies after
discovering the sex of the child. Today [2/24/2012] we revealed how a second doctor agreed to arrange an abortion for a
woman wanting to end her pregnancy because her baby was a girl.
Parenthood Executive Supports Gender Based Abortions. Whenever Planned Parenthood is threatened with
funding cuts from private organizations or Congress, the executives who work there are the liberals who defend the
organization take to the streets and the media to proclaim, "They're putting women's health in jeopardy!" It's
almost as if they don't realize abortion affects unborn females in the womb, as fifty percent of abortions are of female
babies. They'll scream women's rights all day long, while they disregard the rights of an unborn child, male or
female. These are also the same liberals who claim to fight against gender discrimination in the work place, but
apparently it is perfectly fine to discriminate inside the womb.
Heads of State Discuss 'Climate Change' But Not Sex-Selective Abortions. At a gathering of female
heads of states, including the president of Finland and the former president of Ireland, the discussion focused
on women's rights, the importance of supporting "emerging" women leaders and how climate change hurts women,
especially poor women. But they did not discuss the issue of sex-selective abortions that have killed
millions of baby girls.
Opposes Congressional Bill to Ban Race-Based Abortions. [The] Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011
criminalizes abortion on the grounds of race or sex. Doctors could be imprisoned for not determining if the
race or sex of the baby influenced the mother's decision to abort. The object of the bill is to protect the
rights of the minority and females against this bias. The catch is, if abortionists are innocent of such
bias the Act will not affect their "business"; but if they are guilty of deliberately performing abortions on the
minority, it will stop them from abusing the rights of the abortion victims. This bill ensures that the
rights of minority and female babies are the same as those of white male babies.
Al Gore's Reproductive Footprint.
[Scroll down] In much of the world, baby girls suffer most when countries institute the type of "fertility
management" [Al] Gore promotes. In many developing countries, boys are prized because they traditionally
care for aging parents, and because girls must give expensive dowries to their husbands' families when they
marry. With small families becoming the norm in the developing world, couples often go to extraordinary
lengths to ensure that they birth only boys. It has been estimated that sex-selection abortion is
responsible for the deaths of 163 million girls worldwide.
160 Million and Counting.
In 1990, the economist Amartya Sen published an essay in The New York Review of Books with a bombshell title:
"More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing." His subject was the wildly off-kilter sex ratios in India,
China and elsewhere in the developing world. To explain the numbers, Sen invoked the "neglect" of
third-world women, citing disparities in health care, nutrition and education. He also noted that
under China's one-child policy, "some evidence exists of female infanticide." The essay did not
mention abortion. Twenty years later, the number of "missing" women has risen to more than
Climate Change Used as Excuse For Population
Control. [Scroll down] The one-child policy [in China] is the ultimate in draconian government
control. A fine of approximately $27,000 is levied if the second child is not aborted. A family can
choose to pay the fine, but the child is not recognized by the State that withholds a permanent residency document
which denies access to public services such as education and healthcare. The policy effects are devastating
the population structure of China. Stories abound of infanticide or sex-selective ultrasound to abort
females, as families want a male first born.
Flames of Feminism. There are now roughly 120 boys born in China for every 100 girls — a
"gendercide," as some call it. "In eight to 10 years, we will have something like 40 to
60 million missing women," U.N. resident coordinator Khalid Malik warned in 2004. "Missing" means
gone forever — killed simply because of their gender. This fact alone ought to have feminists
up in arms.
million 'missing' girls. In India each year, it is estimated that as many as a million
baby girls are aborted by parents determined not to raise a daughter. Those unborn girls are the
victims of a fierce cultural preference for boys — and of modern imaging technology that makes it
easy to learn the sex of a baby in the womb.
Sweden rules 'gender-based' abortion legal.
Swedish health authorities have ruled that gender-based abortion is not illegal according to current law and
can not therefore be stopped, according to a report by Sveriges Television.
Norwegian women abort girls in Sweden. Pregnant
Norwegian woman have been allowed to undergo abortions in Sweden after finding out the sex of their child, according
to new revelations from a medical ethics consultant in Oslo. These trips are a fact, according to a Swedish
professor colleague. "We know that it happens as people have told us," said director Sissel Rogne at the
Biotechnology Advisory Board (Bioteknologinämnden) to Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).
British Asians aborting
unwanted girls. Cultural pressure to give birth to sons is causing some pregnant Indian-born women
living in Britain to return to India to abort their unwanted daughters, an investigation has found. It
reveals how "selective sex abortion", a practice outlawed in India in the 1980s, is still widespread and being
used by some women living in England and Wales.
Sex Selective Abortions:
[In India] Because of frequent female infanticide and selective abortion of girls, the birth ratio was 927 girls
born for every 1,000 boys in 2001, down from 962:1,000 in 1991. The severe shortage of brides in
the Haryana region has resulted in a black market in women from other regions who are brought in and sold
into marriage, according to a Meri News report. As many as 200 million girls may have been killed
worldwide in this way, mostly in Muslim and Asian countries. The rate is increasing because of
ultrasound technology that permits sex identification around 18 weeks.
The results of gender-selection abortion...
bachelor bulge: the unprecedented surplus of boys. All across China, the dangerous
combination of modern technology and traditional beliefs is creating a huge army of single men. By 2020, more
than 30 million men of marriageable age will be unable to find wives. Ultrasound machines and
selective abortions, combined with China's restrictive one-child policy, are helping parents to skew the
gender ratio, with potentially disastrous consequences. In China, the trend has become so extreme
that it is believed to be unprecedented in human history. A recent Chinese government report warned
that 118 boys were born for every 100 girls in 2005.
10 million Indian girls
killed in 20 years. The widespread use of illegal tests to determine the sex of an unborn child
is fuelling a rise in female feticide cases in India, social activists and officials say. Sex determination
tests through techniques such as ultrasonography and amniocentesis are banned in India, but female fetuses are
still commonly killed in some regions where a preference for sons runs deep.
Killing of baby girls triggers social upheaval
in India. Over 27 percent of India's 593 districts have an adult population ratio of under
900 females for every 1,000 males, indicating a long-standing practice of female infanticide and feticide.
That means thousands of men can't find brides in their areas, a shortage that is felt particularly in states
where the practice of female infanticide, and now feticide, is practised and accepted. The British
medical journal The Lancet recently estimated that 500,000 female fetuses are aborted each year in India
solely because of their gender.
India killing off girl
babies. India's female population is in steady decline, with parents continuing to kill off their
baby girls before or just after birth, a report has found. Described as "the shame of modern
India" — particularly at a time of booming economic growth and increasing literacy — the
decline is attributed to misuse of prenatal diagnostic techniques and a consequent increase in cases of
Addresses Discrimination and Violence Against Girls. Abortion in the United States has become one
of the most common surgical procedures for women. The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute reports that more
than one-third of American women will have an abortion by the time they are 45. While the statistics will
vary from country to country, the U.S. data indicates the extent of the worldwide problem. Sadly,
Guttmacher also reports that 3 out of 4 women seeking an abortion do so for financial reasons.
Joseph D'Agostino has dubbed the rise in sex-selective abortions as "Feminism's Triumph: Exterminating
Girls." Experts disagree on the overall toll, but an article
published in the medical journal Lancet pegs the number at 100 million aborted girls, mostly in China and India.
In China alone, UNICEF estimates there are only 832 girls per 1,000 boys. Feminists have a
compulsion to impose radical social change and when things go sour, blaming the subsequent fiasco on the
patriarchy. The problem of sex-selective abortions is no exception to this rule.
Liberal Feminists Support School Shootings. This coming Tuesday, Ms. Magazine will release its
new issue with the cover story, "We Had Abortions (and we're glad we did)." … The story is intended to
gloss over the millions of women who have had negative reactions to the abortion experience in their own life
and choose to instead highlight a petition in which 1000+ very misguided women signed a statement affirming
their belief that their lives were infinitely improved because they snuffed the life out of the most vulnerable
person they personally had ever known — their unborn daughter (or son, or both).
Liberal in Chief:
Liberals always expect their principles to harmonize with each other, and then are
surprised when it doesn't work out that way. In their zeal for sexual equality, they
oppose sex discrimination and favor abortion on demand, only to find that some people
abort babies upon discovering that they are female.
Mothers sue over gender test that
promised 99.9% accuracy. In a class action lawsuit filed in the US district court in Boston
on behalf of 16 women the makers of the Baby Gender Mentor are accused of breaking their promise. Barry
Gainey, the women's lawyer, said he knew of about 100 women whom the kit had failed….
The Editor says...
These gender tests are not just to tell the mother what color of curtains to
buy for the baby's room. Many people use these tests to facilitate gender-selection
abortions. And naturally there are plenty
of lawyers around so you can find somebody
to sue in the event you accidentally have a girl when you wanted a boy.
Disposing of unwanted male children:
two villages where mothers killed every baby born a boy for ten years. The Papua New Guinea jungle has
given up one of its darkest secrets — the systematic slaughter of every male baby born in two villages to prevent
future tribal clashes. By virtually wiping out the 'male stock', tribal women hope they can avoid deadly
bow-and-arrow wars between the villages in the future. 'Babies grow into men and men turn into warriors,' said
Rona Luke, a village wife who is attending a special 'peace and reconciliation' meeting in the mountain village
Papua New Guinea women kill males babies to end
tribal war. Women in Papua New Guinea's Highland region are killing their male babies to end a tribal war
that has gone on for more than 20 years. Two women from the Eastern Highlands spoke of the slaughter to PNG's
National newspaper during a three-day peace and reconciliation course in the region's capital of Goroka.
Doctors have a financial incentive to perform abortions.
denies illegally billing state for abortions. A Lexington doctor accused of Medicaid
fraud is denying the charges. Doctor Hamid Hussain Sheikh is charged with falsely billing the
state for abortions. He was arrested this week. Authorities say he billed the abortions
as fetal ultrasounds.
movement: Safe, legal and as often as possible. Dr. William F. Harrison of
Arkansas calls himself an "abortionist." "I am destroying life," he proclaims. But
Harrison, who estimates that he has aborted over 20,000 unborn children, also sees abortion
as a life-giving procedure, describing his patients as "born again."
The Abortion Capital of
America: In 1970, New York passed the most permissive abortion law in America,
one that defined the state as the country's abortion refuge. Overnight, a new industry
materialized in New York City, promoting itself to women across the country. The pitches
were often blunt. A newspaper ad from the time inquired, "Want to be un-pregnant?"
Babies born alive during attempted abortions:
Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions in the U.S.. A shocking figure from a hearing on a bill in Florida
should capture the attention of people across the country: hundreds of babies are born alive following botched abortions
every year. Most of the attention that has been focused on a controversial statement by a Planned Parenthood lobbyist
has centered on the abortion business' opposition to a bill to require appropriate medical care for any baby who survive an
abortion. But the state representative who sponsored the bill told members of the Florida committee that held a hearing
on it a shocking number.
group holds vigil for baby they say survived abortion in Arizona, but details unclear. An anti-abortion group
held a prayer vigil Saturday night outside a Phoenix hospital where they believe staff members are caring for a baby who
survived an abortion. More than 45 people crowded a candle-lined sidewalk across the street from Banner-University
Medical Center Phoenix. Some held signs, others rosaries while they were led in group prayer. After the demonstration, a
hospital spokeswoman denied there was a baby fitting that description under the hospital's care. Rumors began circulating
Friday [2/26/2016] in the anti-abortion community that a 21-week-old fetus had been discovered breathing during an abortion procedure
that afternoon at a private clinic near the hospital.
Mother calls for 911 after her 22-week
baby is born alive after abortion. The U.S. House recently passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a
measure that would make it a crime to kill infants who survive abortion procedures. The bill faces an uphill battle in the
Senate, and President Obama has promised to veto the measure, should it land on his desk. Mandating that living, breathing,
born-alive infants be regarded as human beings would not seem like a very controversial claim, since children who survive abortions
are often killed by abortionists, or left to die. Here is the heartbreaking story of one survivor, baby Rowan.
Blackburn Asks Planned Parenthood to 'Fully Repudiate' Killing Babies Who Survive Abortion. When does Planned Parenthood,
the nation's largest abortion provider, believe a child's constitutional rights begin? That's what Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R- Tenn.),
vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wants to know after a Planned Parenthood representative told Florida lawmakers
that it would be up to the mother and doctor whether to kill a baby born alive after a botched abortion.
Leaders Demand Media Stop Censoring Gosnell Trial. Today [4/4/2013] twenty prominent leaders of the conservative movement
have joined NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell in demanding the broadcast networks stop censoring
coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and the testimony of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood
Affiliates in favor of murdering children who survive botched abortions.
about "Doctor" Kermit Gosnell.
Woman sues Ohio clinic
over failed abortion after delivering healthy 'miracle' baby. An Ohio woman is suing an abortion clinic after she says she
made the painful decision to terminate her pregnancy because her life was in danger, only to discover she was still pregnant after the
procedure. The northeast Ohio clinic in a court filing denied Ariel Knights' allegations that doctors were negligent and failed to
successfully perform the abortion she sought, eventually leading to the birth of her healthy baby daughter.
Message From Abortion Survivor Goes Viral. A YouTube video (see bottom of article) featuring a young woman
who survived a saline abortion and was born alive has gone viral, and it warns about Barack Obama's record of voting to
allow similar abortion survivors to perish. On the video, produced by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List,
35-year-old Melissa Ohden tells viewers that "many children — more than you might think — actually
survive failed abortions and are born alive. I know, because I'm one of them. I was aborted and my body discarded
like I didn't exist." Thankfully, Ohden continues, "a nurse heard me crying and cared enough to save my life."
Obama Says "That Fetus or Child" Was "Just Not Coming Out Limp and Dead". Obama's argument against the bill is that he trusted
an abortion doctor, who had just failed to kill a child in utero, to provide medical care to that child if it survived the abortion
attempt. "If these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make
sure that they're looked after," Obama said.
admits: babies sometimes born alive. In disturbing testimony during court proceedings against a
well-known Florida abortionist, a fellow abortionist reportedly admitted that some aborted children are
delivered alive and left "wiggling around in the toilet," where they are allowed to die.
Abortion Extremism: Obama's record on abortion is extreme. He opposed the ban on partial-birth
abortion — a practice a fellow Democrat, the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once called "too close to
infanticide." Obama strongly criticized the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban.
In the Illinois state Senate, he opposed a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents
the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion.
Closer look at Obama
reveals he's wrong choice. Obama can joke that when life begins is above his pay grade, but this is
not rocket science. If you destroy the egg of a bald eagle, you can be fined. Why? Because everyone
knows that egg is a potential bald eagle. There is something fundamentally wrong with a society that protects
bald eagles and yet allows unborn babies to be burned and sucked from their mother's wombs. When Obama was an
Illinois state legislator, he wouldn't even vote to protect a baby that lived after abortion. That's cold.
Abortion Positon: To the Left of NARAL. Frank Pastore from KKLA in Los Angeles interviews
Jill Stanek, the former registered nurse who served at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She testified
before Congress about the death of infants who survived the abortion procedure only to die without care, giving
rise to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
"Freedom of Choice" vs. "Born
Alive". In a presidential campaign issues arise and then fade from view. The emergence of new media
preoccupations may make it seem as though yesterday's controversy has been resolved. This is rarely true. Such
is the case with the issue of Barack Obama's position on legal protections for infants while an Illinois state senator.
Obama. When Congress was considering the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA), a
subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Jill Stanek and Allison Baker, two nurses
at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. They described several instances in which babies who were moving
and breathing after induced abortions were left to die. The committee report quoted Jill Stanek:
"Mrs. Stanek testified about another aborted baby who was thought to have had spina bifida, but was delivered
with an intact spine. On another occasion, an aborted baby was left to die on the counter of the
Utility Room wrapped in a disposable towel."
Video: Kill and Destroy.
An interview with Jill Stanek.
is no moderate: His radical position on 'abortion' after birth. [Scroll down] So,
what are we to make of Obama's votes against protecting the right to life for living babies who have survived
attempted abortions? Such babies are sometimes born alive as a result of late-term induced labor
abortions, often sought when babies are believed (sometimes in error) to have genetic defects such as Down
syndrome. Earlier this decade, such living, breathing, babies who survived labor were
"shelved" — left to die and disposed of with other medical waste, or were "aborted" —
killed outside the womb. The practice was ultimately banned by unanimous Congressional votes, as even
the most pro-abortion Senate Democrats — including every defender of partial-birth
abortion — recognized that killing these breathing babies is no longer abortion in any real
sense. It crosses the line; it is infanticide. Yet, incredibly, Obama repeatedly worked to
deny these living babies any right to life.
The Audacity of Death:
According to Barack Obama, Gianna Jessen shouldn't exist. Miss Jessen is an exquisite example of what
antiabortion advocates call a "survivor." Well into her third trimester of pregnancy, Gianna's biological
mother was injected with a saline solution intended to induce a chemical abortion at a Los Angeles County abortion
center. Eighteen hours later, and precious minutes before the abortionist's arrival, Gianna emerged.
Premature and with severe injuries that resulted in cerebral palsy. But alive. Had the abortionist
been present at her birth, Gianna would have been killed, perhaps by suffocation.
As an Illinois state
senator, Barack Obama twice opposed legislation to define as "persons" babies who survive late-term abortions.
Obama's Stealth Pro-Abortion
Stance: In response to a Pennsylvania voter's question about elementary school sex education, Obama said:
"Look, I got two daughters — nine years old and six years old. I am going to teach them first about values
and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." This makes two things clear.
First, Senator Obama supports abortion on demand — even "convenience" abortions — for minors, including
his own daughters; and second, Obama considers babies a "punishment" he'd rather spare his daughters, even if those
daughters have to abort Obama's own unborn grandchildren to avoid that particular "punishment." That unguardedly
candid public statement is political dynamite — or it would be, if the media had reported on it.
is the Most Pro-Abortion Candidate Ever. He is so pro-abortion he refused as an Illinois state
senator to support legislation to protect babies who survived late-term abortions because he did not want to
concede — as he explained in a cold-blooded speech on the Illinois Senate floor — that
these babies, fully outside their mothers' wombs, with their hearts beating and lungs heaving, were in fact
"persons." "Persons," of course, are guaranteed equal protection of the law under the 14th Amendment.
on Obama and Babies Born Alive: When Obama was in the Illinois Senate, the Born Alive Infants bill
came up three successive years. In 2001, three bills were proposed to help babies who survived induced
labor abortions. One, like the federal Born Alive Infants bill, simply said a living "homo sapiens"
wholly emerged from his mother should be treated as a "'person,' 'human being,' 'child' and 'individual.'"
On all three bills, Obama voted "present," effectively the same as a "no." Defining "a pre-viable fetus"
that survived an abortion as a "person" or "child," he argued, "would essentially bar abortions, because the
Equal Protection Clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an
of babies left to die after NHS abortions that go wrong. Botched abortions mean that scores of
babies are being born alive and left to die, an official report has revealed. A total of 66 infants
survived NHS termination attempts in one year alone, it emerged. Rather than dying at birth as was
intended, they were able to breathe unaided. About half were alive for an hour, while one survived ten
hours. The figures are the first to give a national picture of the number of babies who survive abortion but
are left to die. Experts previously believed the phenomenon was limited to a handful of cases a year.
Baby Miraculously Survives Abortion, Expected
to Live 'Normal' Life. A mother who decided to abort her son because he may have inherited a
life-threatening kidney condition is overjoyed that he survived the procedure. Jodie Percival of
Nottinghamshire, England, said she and her fiancee made the decision to abort baby Finley when she was
eight weeks pregnant.
Dad returns baby's body to abortion
clinic. Counselors question why police didn't investigate the death. ... Now, with the probable
destruction of the body, an investigation never will reveal whether the abortion was a late-term procedure in
violation of state law, or whether the infant was born alive and medical help was withheld, in violation of
Bush Signs "Born-Alive Infants
Protection Act" Into Law: President Bush Monday signed legislation protecting infants
"accidentally" born during abortion procedures from being killed or left to die. Bush signed the
"Born-Alive Infants Protection Act" (H.R. 2175) during a trip to Pennsylvania, to mirror laws already on the
books in more than 30 states.
The real scandal: Even for those of us
who tilt toward the pro-choice side, there are worse things than the repeal of Roe, included among which would
be a society that endorsed allowing newborn babies to die. For anyone with an even rudimentary moral
conscience, this is only a short step or two from the brave new world of Auschwitz.
boy survives for nearly two days after abortion. The 22-week infant died one day later in
intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy. The mother,
pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was
disabled. However, the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday [4/24/2010] in the
Rossano Calabro hospital, and was left by doctors to die.
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2017 by Andrew K. Dart
Survivors of abortions:
Tried to Abort Her Baby But the Abortion Failed, Now She Absolutely Loves Her Son. Kirsten Hay wants struggling
young moms to know that there are people willing to help when they feel all alone. Hay, who became pregnant at age 19,
knows from personal experience. She said she tried to abort her son and, when her son survived, struggled with severe
postpartum depression, according to The Sun. But today, the Scottish mom said she loves her son, Oscar, so much and
cannot imagine life without him. She said she and Oscar are doing well because they received good support from people
Racked by Guilt After Her Baby Survives Abortion. Shannon Skinner had an abortion when she was eight weeks
pregnant, or so she thought. She already had a four-month-old baby and she and partner Anthony were "having problems"
so they decided abortion was the best answer as opposed to a second baby. But after the abortion, Skinner continued to
have morning sickness and to feel the unborn baby's movements. After consulting a physician, she received word that the
movements were just an after-effect of the abortion. Eventually, a pregnancy test came back positive and she was told
she was five months pregnant. Thankfully, the couple decided to keep the baby, who does not appear to have been harmed
by the powerful abortion drugs Skinner took.
mother tried to abort me. I survived. There was a great struggle within me as to whether I would ever
share my story publicly or keep it private. Looking back on it all now, I realize that if I would have kept my story
private, my biological parents likely never would have known that I survived. And keeping my story a secret would not
have done anything to help save the millions of babies who are aborted every year and the women who make an abortion decision
or are coerced or even forced into it, like my biological mother was.
Survivor puts a face on abortion debate.
Melissa Ohden looks at herself as the face of abortion. The face that survived. Ohden, a Christian
and pro-life speaker, presented her tale as an abortion-attempt survivor Thursday morning [10/21/2010] in front of a mainly
student audience in Alumni Hall at the University of Dubuque. The Sioux City, Iowa, resident spoke as
part of the Clarity Clinic luncheon.
Baby Miraculously Survives Abortion, Expected
to Live 'Normal' Life. A mother who decided to abort her son because he may have inherited a
life-threatening kidney condition is overjoyed that he survived the procedure. Jodie Percival of
Nottinghamshire, England, said she and her fiancee made the decision to abort baby Finley when she was
eight weeks pregnant.
give birth to healthy quintuplets after being told to abort. A Russian woman has given birth to
quintuplets in Britain after defying medical advice in her homeland. The 29-year-old music teacher, who
has strong religious beliefs, travelled to England to give all five of her daughters a chance of life.
Sings. When her biological mother was 17 years old and 7½ months pregnant she
went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to have an abortion. As God would have it, the abortion failed
and a beautiful two-pound baby girl was brought into the world. Unfortunately, she was born with
cerebral palsy and the doctors thought that she would never survive. The doctors were wrong.
Will the Miracle Baby
Change the Abortion Debate? Is "Hurricane Amillia" about to blow the abortion village
down? Not if the media can help it. ... ABC World News Tonight was the only broadcast
news outlet to make the connection between Amillia's gestational age and laws governing abortion.
The vast majority of the 21 broadcast stories that ran about Amillia last week merely dealt with
the baby's homecoming.
unborn need a Wilberforce. In Miami, Amillia Sonja Taylor captured the hearts of
millions and the attention of doctors with her courage, strength and zest for life. Born at
21 weeks and six days, she weighed only 10 ounces and was 9.5 inches
long — about the size of a ballpoint pen. Last week, she was brought home by her
doting family weighing four and a half pounds. The world's youngest baby ever to survive,
little Amillia has moved the threshold of viability in the ongoing fight to protect the unborn.
means by "far right": The lawyers cited a New Jersey Supreme Court case involving babies
who survive prenatal injuries that said "(m)edical authorities have long recognized that a child is in
existence from the moment of conception, and not merely a part of the mother's body." In essence,
they argued, all human beings are persons and entitled to the same rights under the 14th Amendment.
The Audacity of Death:
According to Barack Obama, Gianna Jessen shouldn't exist. Miss Jessen is an exquisite example of what
antiabortion advocates call a "survivor." Well into her third trimester of pregnancy, Gianna's biological
mother was injected with a saline solution intended to induce a chemical abortion at a Los Angeles County abortion
center. Eighteen hours later, and precious minutes before the abortionist's arrival, Gianna emerged.
Premature and with severe injuries that resulted in cerebral palsy. But alive. Had the abortionist
been present at her birth, Gianna would have been killed, perhaps by suffocation.
As an Illinois state
senator, Barack Obama twice opposed legislation to define as "persons" babies who survive late-term abortions.
Some survivors aren't very grateful.
Children Want To Sue Doctors For Being Born: An Australian court is hearing a test case that seeks
to establish whether children born disabled as a result of medical negligence can sue doctors for "wrongful
life." A lawyer representing doctors in the case has warned that if the court rules in favor of the
children's right to sue for damages, then children born with disabilities could eventually end up suing their
mothers for not aborting them.
Serial abortions / Abortion as birth control / A matter of convenience:
to allow foreign women to abort healthy twin. Norway's health authorities have ruled that foreign women pregnant
with twins should be allowed to abort one fetus in Norwegian hospitals, even if it is perfectly healthy. The ruling, made
by Norway's Ministry of Health, is expected to open the way for women from neighbouring Sweden and Denmark, where the procedure
of "selective reduction" is not permitted in the same way.
Feminists Fight for
Abortion — Not for Women. There are millions of students who are either pregnant or are raising
children, at a whopping 26% of all undergraduate students, yet they frequently are discriminated against, and the issues that
they face are overlooked. Today's so-called feminists should be fighting for these women. Instead, they just
encourage women to have abortions.
Steinem: Abortion allowed me 'to live my life'. Famed feminist Gloria Steinem said Tuesday that the abortion
she underwent after college allowed her to live her life freely. "It gave me my life," she told PBS host Tavis Smiley.
"I mean, I wouldn't have been able to live my life otherwise."
who needed IVF to conceive three of her children reveals why she chose to abort a 'natural' pregnancy.
One Minnesota woman who was forced to turn to IVF to expand her family never expected to get pregnant
naturally — and when she surprisingly did, she chose to have an abortion. Hannah Stein
was already a mother of four with her husband of 17 years, Patrick, when the unplanned pregnancy
caught them off guard. The couple had undergone several rounds of IVF to conceive three of their
children, and finally felt like their family was complete — so they terminated the pregnancy.
Life over Convenience. When did we become a country that celebrated abortion on demand
and convenience over life? Conservatives have been fighting for life since Roe v. Wade was handed
down, and although we have been able to chip away at that life destroying decision, the battle will
continue until every unborn life is protected.
abortions warning as serial termination numbers surge. Abortion is increasingly being
used simply as a form of "contraception", MPs claimed as official figures showed a surge in the
number of women having nine or more terminations. Almost seven in 10 women who had a pregnancy
terminated last year were married or in a stable long-term relationship, the new figures from the
Department of Health show. Overall there were 190,800 abortions in England and Wales last year
taking the total for the last decade to just under two million. Across mainland Britain as a whole
there were 202,577 in 2013.
Killing Your Child for Volleyball.
I came across a horrifying, sad article by blogger and career advice columnist Penelope Trunk. It chronicles her two abortions —
her first when she was in the midst of a professional volleyball career (it was relatively late-term) and the second when her post-volleyball
career was "soaring."
Birth Abortions of Late Term Babies A Woman's Right? These women are adamant — they won't go back to a situation in which
a woman does not have control over her own body. They are not talking about Roe vs. Wade or cases or rape or incest or a situation
in which a mother's life is endangered, they are talking about abortion without limits. Roe vs. Wade is too limiting for them.
They want to be able to end a baby's life in the womb or during the delivery process with no limitations. We are not talking pro-life and
pro-abortion, we are talking about killing a viable baby simply because the mother wants to for whatever reason she may have.
women choosing 'selective reduction' abortions when pregnant with twins and triplets. Growing
numbers of women expecting twins, triplets, quads and quintuplets are aborting one or more of their unborn
babies. Official figures show that 85 women had a 'selective reduction' — or chose to terminate the
life of at least one child in the womb — while continuing with the pregnancy last year. This compares
with 59 women in 2006.
'Rodeo Exception' Claimed Unborn's Life. "Horses are my life and having kids would mess that up
for barrel racing" — so said a 15-year-old who hoped to abort the healthy, viable baby that she had
already carried for more than six months. The year was 2003. Our confused little cowgirl had come,
alas, to the right place: Dr. George Tiller's clinic in Wichita, the world capital of late-term abortions.
Tiller promptly invoked the Kansas "rodeo exception" to the state prohibition on late-term abortions. A
second physician, Dr. Ann Kristin (Kris) Neuhaus, confirmed the rodeo exception, and the baby was executed
with the utmost privacy, and all for only about $6,000.
from an ex-fetus. We consider the ancient Spartan model barbaric, for instance, although in some ways it
was much like ours. Spartans, too, regarded letting children live or die a private choice, although they did involve
father in the decision, not only mother, and extended it to born children, not just fetuses. Another difference was
that Spartans, instead of relying on vacuum suction, threw unwanted children off a mountain called Taigetos. For
Spartans, "unwanted" meant "substandard." For us, it means "inconvenient." We don't want standard or even
super-standard children if they cramp our style.
about Abortion: The fact is that the majority of abortions — far from all, but the
majority — serve as nothing more than routine birth control: Most women who have abortions
became pregnant by willingly engaging in high-risk sexual activity, and many resort to abortion more than
once. For a solid pro-choicer, this presents no problem; if unborn children have no rights, there is
no harm done. But pro-lifers and moderate pro-choicers like [Michael] Benjamin need to face the fact
that while programs designed to talk women out of abortion are one useful tool in a pro-life strategy, they
will not significantly lower the abortion rate by themselves. Those who are truly concerned about abortion
should have two priorities: first, overturning Roe v. Wade so that states may ban abortion; and
second, in the meantime, designing an anti-abortion program that will appeal to women who use the procedure
as birth control.
Thousands of women
have four abortions. Thousands of British women have had four or more abortions, including dozens who have
undergone six by the age of 30. Figures uncovered by the Telegraph show that almost 4,000 women have had at
least four abortions. In a "grotesquely bleak" picture of British society, scores of women have had at least eight
to end 'abortion capital' Britain. MPs will today [5/6/2008] launch a campaign to cut the number
of abortions carried out and reduce the upper time limit for termination from 24 to 20 weeks. Campaigners
warn a "less casual" approach to abortion is now needed and hope to reduce the number of terminations made for
social reasons. By lowering the time limit for these abortions, they estimate 2,300 lives a year could
accuracy: While unmarried women are four times more likely to have an abortion
than married women, both married and unmarried abortions declined by more than 25 percent
during the 1990s. In fact, abortion increasingly is becoming a matter of birth control for
women over age 25. They are the ones having the largest share of abortions. Also,
the data indicates that the number of women having repeat abortions is increasing (some four or
more) and more abortions are being performed on women who have previously had a live birth.
Life is on the
march. Modern Americans seem absurdly determined to wipe away all evidence of what previous
generations understood and accepted about life — its pains, challenges, surprises; its miraculous
beginnings and eventual endings. The fear of hardship has created a cult of death. An obliging
Supreme Court has crafted a jurisprudence to justify murders of convenience.
very 'so-called' right to privacy. Whatever else modern America stands
for has nothing like the centrality in our affairs of the right to abort a pregnancy. The
Constitution, it almost seems, exists to make sure no woman has to have a baby she doesn't
want. No sucker game of this magnitude was ever before played on the citizens of a great
democracy. It all comes down to abortion.
The lamentable "bomb
shelter": The gruesome procedure known as partial-birth abortion once again
has been declared legal by the federal court system. A person must suspend all logic,
as well as empathy, to accept the brutal killing of a child just seconds away from taking
his or her first breath. Those who argue that all forms of abortion must be allowed
in order to preserve the life of the mother ignore the facts. The overwhelming
majority (90-plus percent) of abortions are performed for reasons related to economics
barbarians: If an unborn child is going to impede the mother in any way,
it's cool to root that baby out because the little rascal could ruin her "life". Maybe
its birth could interfere with Mom getting her BA degree, or expose the affair she's having
with her college professor, or mess up her bikini body, or keep her from partying and
sleeping with everything that moves.
economy factors in abortions. Many women who got abortions last year say the worsening economy
was one of the reasons for their decision. There were 13,843 abortions performed in Minnesota in 2007.
Of the women who listed a reason for their abortions, 40 percent cited economic concerns — that's
the largest share since the state started collecting detailed abortion information a decade ago, according
to the state's annual abortion report.
Spitting in the face of
pro-lifers: Forgive my ignorance, but I fail to see what contribution Dr. Henry Morgentaler has made to
Canadian society that he deserves to be called an officer of the Order of Canada. I stand with the multitude of
pro-life Canadians who believe legalized abortion has not made Canada a fundamentally more just or humane society, as
abortion rights proponents said it would. Like every place where abortion is introduced, it has cheapened human
life and transformed abortion into an acceptable form of birth control.
A society with no
standards: Currently sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list is a rap
rendition called "Confessions, Part II" by rap star Usher. Mixed into the
recording are lyrics by another rapper, Joe Budden, in which he talks about his frustration
with a woman's refusal to abort his baby.
Feminism and the
Family: Since the central aspect of women's liberation is so-called "free
love" — sexual activity that is unconstrained and without consequences — they
declared that abortion on demand is a basic human right and they made abortion an essential and sacred
element of their life's creed. The abortion activists became both effective street fighters and
skillful backroom strategists; they defend the 45 million murders of unborn lives by
abortionists — at every turn and in every arena.
Read this The
Truth About Abortion: The most recent statistics document an average of 1.4 million legal
abortions performed annually from 1973 to 1998. Two to five percent of these pregnancies are terminated
due to incest, rape, fetal abnormalities, or the mother's health, while the other 95 to 98% are simply
a means of birth control.
Making abortion less messy: RU-486 and other drugs.
dispenses morning-after pill in vending machine. In a quiet study lounge at the University of California, Davis,
back in the corner just past the coffee cups, you'll find contraception for sale in a vending machine. If you look closely,
the machine isn't just stocked with condoms and pregnancy tests. It's selling the morning-after pill. It dispenses
the Plan B pill for $30 a box. It's known as the Wellness-To-Go machine, and it's drawing more praise than criticism
on campus, CBS Sacramento reports.
Cops say man forced woman
to swallow abortion pill. Police say a Hudson Valley anesthesiologist choked a woman
and forced her to swallow an abortion pill after she told him she was pregnant.
North Dakota court bans use of
abortion drug. The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a state law that bans the use of one of two drugs used
to perform abortions, effectively making the procedure illegal.
Rules for Pro-life Pharmacists in Washington State. As resistance intensifies to the Obama
administration's mandate requiring employers to offer health insurance that includes free access to contraception,
a federal judge has ruled that pharmacists in Washington State can be guided by their consciences rather than the
state with regard to stocking and distributing abortifacients — the types of contraceptive drugs
that can cause abortions.
strikes down law mandating sale of contraception. A federal judge ruled on Wednesday [2/22/2012]
that Washington state cannot require pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives if to do so violates
their religious beliefs. U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton declared the state regulation
unconstitutional because it trampled on pharmacists' right to "conscientious objection."
propose cuts to schools that provide access to 'morning after' pill. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and more
than 20 other House Republicans have proposed legislation that would cut federal funding to elementary and secondary
schools that provide students with access to emergency contraception, like the morning-after pill.
big lie. Telemed abortion is the practice by which an abortion doctor from a remote location
simply presses a button, which opens a drawer containing the dangerous abortion pill, after a brief teleconference
call with the woman. Telemed abortion doesn't only result in the death of an unborn child; it strips women
of their dignity by denying them the courtesy of an in-person visit from a doctor concerned for their health and
well-being. It risks their lives by sending them away with no support and a drug that has led to massive
bleeding and hemorrhaging, infection and even death.
You can't buy cigarettes out of a machine, but you can buy a baby-killing pill.
Pa. college machine dispenses
'morning-after' pill. Students at a Pennsylvania university can obtain the "morning-after" pill
from an unusual source -- a vending machine at the campus health center.
FDA Considers Putting Morning-After Pill on Supermarket Shelves. The Washington Post
reports that, under President Obama and his Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the Food
and Drug Administration is considering letting "anyone of any age buy the controversial morning-after pill
Plan B directly off drugstore and supermarket shelves without a prescription."
HHS Says No to
Over-the-Counter Morning-After Pill. In a surprise move with election-year implications, the
Obama administration's top health official overruled her own drug regulators and stopped the Plan B
morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms.
'speechless' as Sebelius overrules FDA on access to morning-after pill. In a decision steeped in
2012 politics, President Obama's top health official on Wednesday [12/7/2011] overruled government scientists to
block wider access to the so-called "morning-after pill." The decision to leave in place a requirement that
women younger than 17 get a prescription for the drug was a huge surprise to liberal groups and advocates for the
Plan B contraceptive, some of whom said they were left "speechless" by Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius's involvement.
Obama's war on decency.
[Scroll down] The third item is the Food and Drug Administration's evil idea to allow the Plan B
"morning-after pill" to be sold over the counter to anyone — regardless of age. After the story hit
the fan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a directive on Wednesday [12/7/2011] to
stop it. Plan B, which can act as an abortifacient, will continue to be sold over the counter
without a prescription to anyone at least 17 years old. But 10-year-olds won't be able to slip it
onto the counter next to their gummy bears. Is it really necessary to explain why children should not be
allowed to buy a powerful drug?
RU-486: Ten Years After. Today,
September 28, 2010, marks the ten-year anniversary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA)
approval of Mifepristone (popularly known as RU-486). RU-486 is the only drug the FDA has approved for
the sole intention of inducing abortions. While proponents often claim that abortion should be "safe,
legal and rare," one could make a strong case that chemical abortions, while indeed legal, have over the last
ten years posed major safety concerns including infection, life-threatening bleeding and even maternal death.
Chemical abortions have become anything but rare. Despite this dubious safety record, it appears to be
a major goal of the abortion industry to increase the number of chemically induced abortions.
in aborting fetuses. In response to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion
Ban Act, many abortion providers in Boston and around the country have adopted a defensive tactic. To avoid
any chance of partially delivering a live fetus, they are injecting fetuses with lethal drugs before procedures.
RU-486: Human pesticide.
The FDA's approval of RU-486 should help remind the pro-life community of the principles at stake in the dispute
over abortion. For several years, the most intense public discussion of abortion has been the debate over
late-term, or "partial-birth" abortion. But opposition to this physically most repugnant form of abortion
has had the unfortunate side-effect of distracting some from the key issue of principle, which is equality for all.
down 25% from peak. The number of abortions has plunged to 1.2 million a year, down 25%
since peaking in 1990, according to a report released today -- days before the 35th anniversary of
Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. ... [However] Women looking
to end early pregnancies are gravitating to medication abortions, in which they take two pills
under a doctor's supervision to induce miscarriage. This approach lets them avoid
surgery -- and the protesters who often picket clinics -- and expel the
embryo in the privacy of their homes.
The Editor says...
"Expel the embryo" is a euphemistic way of saying, "flush the baby". An intentionally induced
miscarriage has the same result as an abortion, and the death of the baby is easily preventable; therefore
it is the same thing as an abortion, and this new "down 25%" statistic is meaningless.
Pharmacists sue Walgreen over contraceptives. Four
from Illinois were fired after refusing to dispense morning-after pill.
'Morning After' Ruling
in Wash. State. A federal judge has suspended Washington state's requirement that pharmacists
sell "morning-after" birth control pills, a victory for druggists who say their moral objections to the drug
are being bulldozed by the government. In an injunction signed Thursday [11/8/2007], U.S. District Judge
Ronald Leighton said pharmacists can refuse to sell the morning-after pill if they refer the customer to
another nearby source.
Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights. The Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing
a draft regulation that would deny federal funding to any hospital, clinic, health plan or other entity that
does not accommodate employees who want to opt out of participating in care that runs counter to their personal
convictions, including providing birth-control pills, IUDs and the Plan B emergency contraceptive.
pharmacies to carry morning-after pill. Caving in to pressure from abortion activist groups,
Wal-Mart will begin carrying the controversial morning after pill in all of its more than 3,700 U.S.
pharmacies beginning March 20. … However, Wal-Mart will maintain its conscientious
objection policy, which allows pharmacists who have moral qualms about dispensing the pill to refer
customers to another pharmacy.
the Killer Pill: RU-486, the abortion pill, is a dangerous drug that not only
kills the unborn infant but endangers the mother's life and health as well.
Why Is It So Hard to Understand? The
Abortion Pill Is Simply Wrong: Many years ago I sat at a table in the White House, looking at
a dumbfounded President Ronald Reagan. I had just told him that under his administration, research
was being funded in the United States on an abortion pill called RU-486. He took the documents from
me, handed them to Ed Meese, and said, "This is wrong. Look into this."
Abortion Pill May Be Tied
to Deaths. Abortion in a pill wasn't supposed to include body bags and caskets, but tell that
to the two women whose recent deaths may be linked to their "right to choose" RU486.
Here is the Kafkaesque headline of the week:
Abortion pill, death not linked,
FDA says. Health officials said yesterday that they have ruled out the abortion pill RU-486 in
one of two deaths in women who took the drug. The second remains under investigation.
Abortion Rate Drops, Use of RU-486 Is on Rise. Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court's
landmark Roe v. Wade decision, a pill that has largely faded from the rancorous public debate over
abortion has slowly and quietly begun to transform the experience of ending a pregnancy in the United States.
The French abortion pill RU-486, on the market since 2000, has become an increasingly common alternative, making
abortion less clinical and more private.
The Editor says...
Privacy doesn't change the fact that it's homicide. Most homicides are committed
in places where the perpetrators believe nobody's watching.
Pro-Life Pharmacy Opens Doors,
Faces Boycott from Abortion Group. A unique pro-life pharmacy opened its doors Monday [10/20/2008] in the
Washington, D.C. suburb of Chantilly, Va. The owners say Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy will sell
medications and products found in most other drug stores — but it will not fill prescriptions for
contraceptives, or sell condoms.
Italy OKs pill for
abortion. Italy has approved the use of the abortion drug RU-486, capping years of debate and defying
opposition from the Vatican, which warned of immediate excommunication for doctors prescribing the pill and for women
who use it. The pill is already available in a number of other European countries.
Shameless Abortion Carnival. If anyone was looking for a self-righteous extreme feminist,
they found one in Angie Jackson. This is a woman who was so proud she was aborting her baby that
she announced she would "tweet" her chemical-cocktail abortion live, as it happened, on Twitter. The
liberal media found this made-for-TV slaughter fascinating, and not at all a controversy worthy of discussing
with two sides.
Other items yet to be categorized:
Is the Left So Anti-Baby? My own personal experience is that the closer an American identifies with academia
the less likely he or she is to have children. The "educated" have been anti-baby and pushing population control for at
least a century. What is going on here? In part, of course, the push is to discourage other people from having
children: eugenics and the "unfit." In part, it is that upper-class women prefer to outsource child-minding. So
Birth Control was invented. And the educated classes decided to make abortion respectable. But it looks like the only
people interested in birth control are the We, the educated, the evolved. Ordinary people just go on having babies like
they always did, only now a lot more of the babies are surviving. How unfit of them.
Won't Say Aborting Baby With Beating Heart 'Dishonors God'. Three weeks ago, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.) said it dishonors God to pull out of the Paris Accord on climate change, but today she did not say it dishonors
God to abort a baby with a beating heart. At Pelosi's press briefing on Thursday [6/22/2017], CNSNews.com asked Pelosi
if her understanding of what dishonors God extends to aborting a baby with a beating heart as well as pulling out of the
female athlete I know has had an abortion: US gold-medalist runner breaks 'sport's last taboo'. A
double-gold Olympic medalist claims every female track-and-field athlete she knows has had an abortion. Sanya
Richards-Ross, 32, said pregnancy and abortions are issues 'that are not really talked about, especially in sports.'
The Jamaican-American athlete revealed in her new book that she herself had an abortion — just one day before
leaving for the Beijing Games in the summer of 2008.
Son Was Conceived in Rape, But That Doesn't Define His Value or His Humanity. The first time my son, Adriel
(AJ) entered the world, excitement and joy filled me! My parents were so proud and joyful to see him. They held
him and shed tears. He was so precious to all of us. Little did we know, just how precious he'd be to so many
people, even to strangers.
Might ... Pull Off a Leg or Two'. A shocking new vid eo has just been released by the Center for Medical Progress, the undercover investigative
group that in 2015 released videos showing that Planned Parenthood affiliates have profited from selling the body parts of aborted babies.
Handler: Had Abortion, "Teen Moms Make me Want to Kill Someone". Chelsea Handler, the host of the popular
late-night television entertainment show Chelsea Lately, is making waves with recent comments about teen pregnancy, and she
has admitted she had an abortion as a teen herself. In a new interview with the New York Times, the comedian said she
is not a fan of television shows like MTV's Teen Mom that depict teenagers have children.
Abortion Clinic Owner: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion. For six years Carol
Everett operated four abortion clinics in Texas. As reported by The Catholic Register, Everett earned a commission for
every abortion in addition to a share of the fees charged by each clinic. She says she sold abortion and made big bucks
off of the "cash cow" of abortion. A new abortion clinic, she said at the annual Rose Dinner for the National March for
Life in Ottawa, would make enough money to pay for itself in a single month.
Steinem Backs Abortion Because: "Forced Childbirth is the Single Biggest Cause of Global Warming".
According to radical feminist Gloria Steinem, women will never be "fully equal" to men unless they have abortion
rights. Oh, and the patriarchy's to blame for climate change too. In an interview with Refinery29 writer Lindsey
Stanberry, Steinem shared thoughts on feminism, and unsurprisingly, everything came back to female reproductive rights.
When the writer commented that some considered climate change to be a feminist issue, Steinem avidly agreed, opining that
forced childbirth was the cause of many of the earth's problems.
Clutches the Contraceptive Coil Meant to Prevent His Birth. Baby Dexter was not supposed to be. His mother, Lucy
Hellein of Fort Mitchell, Alabama, was using a supposedly highly effective birth control device when doctors believe she conceived Dexter,
according to the Daily Mail. And when Dexter was born on April 27, the IUD coil that was supposed to prevent his life from
being conceived came out, too. A photo of the newborn grabbing the contraceptive device has been catching people's eyes on the
internet. More than 70,000 people have shared it on Facebook, the report states. Mirena, the contraceptive coil, or IUD,
that Hellein used, is advertised as 99-percent effective.
Catches Man Picking Up Biohazard Bag of Aborted Babies at Late-Term Abortion Clinic. Ashley Riddle, president
of Metro Sidewalk Advocates, reported for her sidewalk shift as usual at LeRoy Carhart's abortion facility in Bellevue,
Nebraska, but as she stood offering help to abortion-bound women, she found herself in a conversation with one man that
proved to be anything but usual. Riddle's smart phone camera was running as a man emerged from Carhart's abortion
facility with a blue cooler bag that sported a bright orange biohazard sticker. Realizing that the cooler's contents
were very likely the remains of aborted babies, Riddle asked, "Sir, don't these babies deserve a proper funeral?"
a doctor? Have your abortion at home. The group Women Help Women announced recently the rollout of a
website designed specifically to help women carry out their own abortions at home — without the supervision of a
medical practitioner and without concern over whether the practice might be illegal in their home states — as one
Pennsylvania woman found out a few years ago.
Don't Exist to Advance Your Politics. Polly Dunning has managed to compose perhaps the creepiest sentence ever
written: "By having sons, we do feminism a great service." The line appears in Wednesday's Sydney Morning
Herald, in a piece entitled "Having a Son Went from a Dilemma to Being the Most Valuable Lesson of My Life." "I've always
been a feminist," Dunning writes. But after longing for a daughter, she discovered that she had become pregnant with
(horror!) a son. She describes the anxiety that followed: [...]
Dunham Wishes She'd Had an Abortion to Be More Authentically Pro-Choice. Dunham said there is a "cultural
stigma" surrounding abortion, namely because it's just so "hard to put an abortion on network TV" these days.
Films Her Own Abortion To Show World How 'Cool' It Is. Emily Letts, a counselor at a New Jersey
abortion clinic, decided to film her own abortion and post it on YouTube as a form of positive inspiration to
women who are contemplating having the procedure but worry that they might feel guilty afterward. Letts
has no such guilt. She recalls the procedure with fondness. She even describes it as "birth-like,"
and said it made her feel good, just like giving birth would.
Law Would Permit Midwives, Other Non-Physicians to Perform Abortions. The California Senate passed a bill September 6
that would make it legal for non-physician medical professionals such as midwives to perform abortions under a statewide training program.
The measure now awaits Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's signature.
don't need a doctor's license: bill rammed through California Senate. Senate Bill 623, introduced by Christine Kehoe,
D-San Diego, extends a program run by the University of California at San Francisco, in which nurse practitioners, midwives, and
doctors' assistants are trained to perform abortions without any further training in medicine. Kehoe argues the bill is
necessary because there aren't enough doctors performing abortions in California.
Support for abortion slips again. According to a new Gallup
poll, 41 percent of Americans identify themselves as "pro-choice" — down from 47 percent last July, and at nearly
the lowest level since Gallup started tracking the term in 1995. Gallup finds that 50 percent of those polled call
themselves "pro-life," also one point shy of the record high in 2009.
found in record-low minority. A record low 41 percent of Americans identify themselves as "pro-choice" on abortion,
according to a poll released Wednesday [5/23/2012], while the number of Americans who say they are "pro-life" bounced back into the
majority. The results from the Gallup Poll survey confirm a sharp turnaround in personal attitudes about abortion in the 17 years
since the polling firm first asked the question. In 1995, the first year of the poll, 56 percent of respondents described
themselves as pro-choice on abortion, compared with 33 percent who were pro-life.
Gongs, Cymbals, and Pharisees.
Much of what I know about love I learned in a ramshackle crisis pregnancy center on the wrong side of the tracks. For
more than five years I volunteered every week at a little crisis pregnancy center. I helped in the clothing ministry,
taught parenting classes, and performed pregnancy tests. I took my share of phone calls from frightened women —
the ones that start, "I think I'm pregnant. I just can't have a baby right now. Please help me." And I knew
that what I said in the next five minutes could literally mean life or death.
It Did Happen Here. Eugenics,
like prohibition, was a paternalistic progressive-era reform in which post-progressive-era progressives
deny their forbears' paternity. Eugenics pitted advanced science versus the reactionary church,
interventionism versus laissez faire, and faith in the state versus skepticism of concentrated power.
Where God had erred man would fix. Never do humans act so inhumanely as when they attempt to perfect
A Day to Weep For
Joy. The Woman's Right to Know Act has become law in North Carolina. It requires clinics
to inform women that there are more choices than just abortion. In states where this law has been
passed, the abortion rate has dropped.
Is Late-Term Abortion Ever Necessary?
Intentional abortion for maternal health, particularly after viability, is one of the great deceptions
used to justify all abortion. The very fact that the baby of an ill mother is viable raises the
question of why, indeed, it is necessary to perform an abortion to end the pregnancy. With any
serious maternal health problem, termination of pregnancy can be accomplished by inducing labor or
performing a cesarean section, saving both mother and baby. If a mother needs radiation or
chemotherapy for cancer, the mother's treatment can be postponed until viability, or regimens can be
selected that will be better tolerated by the unborn baby.
The Top Ten Myths About Abortion.
In order to discuss abortion intelligently, it is a prerequisite that the facts about it be known.
Yet, the one thing that can be said with certainty is this: the American people do not understand
the facts surrounding abortion. Instead, their views are clouded by various "myths."
A Conservative Manifesto:
[Scroll down] Science today has reached the point where any honest biologist would have to admit that an
unborn child in the womb of a human mother is an identifiably separate human life. It may be entirely
dependent upon the mother for continued existence and growth, but that in now way invalidates that growing
life's individuality. This is simple proven science and yet it is another unbending hot button for
wisdom strikes out: Last week's news contained a couple of nuggets that stand conventional wisdom
on its head.
Abort this award.
The Order of Canada was supposed to be a public recognition of service and devotion to Canada. In recent years it has
become a way for the liberal elites to reward their friends and those activists whose politics they support. So in a
grotesque paradox perhaps [Henry] Morgentaler really does deserve the thing. Future recipients are advised to wipe
the blood off first.
Radical Feminist With a Track Record Takes
YWCA Helm: The announcement that Patricia Ireland is the new president of the YWCA has been met
with concern from some in the Christian community. [Additionally,] The YWCA receives over
$272 million in tax dollars per year.
Renew Fight to Stop US Financing of UN Population Fund. Conservatives
say the U.N. Population Fund condones forced abortion and sterilization in China and elsewhere.
Web site: Life Dynamics: "'We're not here just to put
up a good fight. We're here to win, because winning is how the killing stops.' This is the mindset
that is behind everything that Life Dynamics does. We are fighting to return full legal protection for
every unborn child, from the moment of conception. Because of this our motto is, 'Pro-Life: without
compromise, without exception, without apology.'"
Day of Appreciation for Abortionists: The American Civil Liberties Union is celebrating Sunday,
March 10th,  a "National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers."
NOW President Clash Over Abortion Views: The
new president of the National Organization for Women wasted little time in causing a
stir with the pro-life community. Kim Gandy said her first priority would be to block
efforts by President George W. Bush to nominate Supreme Court justices opposed to abortion.
and the Abortion Issue. [Abortion] not only divides liberals and conservatives, parents and offspring,
and men and women, but also divides those within each group. Even my wife and I have been known to argue
about it; she feels that men shouldn't even have a say in the matter, while I contend that cutting us out of the
discussion is like saying that people who aren't serving in the military shouldn't have an opinion about Iraq, or
that honest, law-abiding citizens aren't entitled to comment on the legal system or voice an opinion about
Taking Away the Perceived Need for
Abortion. Abortion providers are not in the business of providing abortions because they are magnanimous
and want to help women. They charge high fees for their "services." This is why they desire taxpayer funds
to perform abortions. With subsidies, more clients could afford abortions. Planned Parenthood is not
interested in helping women with the life issues that bring them to the clinic. Pregnancy Resource Centers, in
contrast, exist to help women with these life issues.
'Choose Life' license plate lawsuit kept alive by US Supreme Court. The question about
whether North Carolina can issue "Choose Life" specialty license plates and not offer the other side
of the political debate will be revived in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The U.S.
Supreme Court on Monday [6/290/2015] sent the North Carolina case back to the federal appeals court with
instructions to reconsider it in light of a ruling this month in a Texas case. In a 5-4 decision,
the U.S. justices ruled that Texas did not violate the First Amendment when it refused to allow
specialty plates bearing the Confederate battle flag.
Judge finds NC 'Choose Life' plates
unconstitutional. A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the
state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights. U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday [12/7/2012] that
North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the "Choose Life" plate. Judge Fox concluded, "The State's offering of a Choose Life
license plate in the absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment."
The Editor says...
I've got a copy of the Constitution, and it doesn't mention license plates or "viewpoint discrimination".
Life' tags expected by fall after failed challenge. "Choose Life" license plates for Tennessee
drivers could hit the road by autumn. … The nation's highest court said Monday [6/26/2006] that it would
not consider appeals from abortion rights groups wanting to stop states from issuing car license plates bearing
a "Choose Life" message. … "Were obviously disappointed with the decision," said Hedy Weinberg,
executive director of the Tennessee ACLU.
Judge: "Choose Life" Out in North Carolina. Providing another
example of why judicial review needs to be reviewed is U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox, who just ruled that North Carolina may not offer its "Choose
Life" license plates. And wait till you hear his reasoning (if you can call it that).
Court orders approval of Arizona 'Choose Life'
license plates. A federal court Wednesday [11/19/2008] ordered the Arizona License Plate Commission to
approve a specialty license plate featuring the words "Choose Life." Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund and
the Center for Arizona Policy represent the applicants for the plates, the Arizona Life Coalition. "Pro-life groups
shouldn't be discriminated against for expressing their beliefs," said ADF Senior Counsel Gary McCaleb. "Many
other groups have been allowed to participate in the Arizona specialty plate program. The commission had no
legitimate reason to selectively exclude this group. We're pleased that the plates will soon be available to
to S.C.: Stop making religous car tags. A federal judge says South Carolina must stop
marketing and making license plates that feature the image of a cross and the words "I Believe."
The judge issued a temporary injunction during a court hearing Thursday [12/11/2008] after opponents
said the specialty plates violate the separation of church and state.
Cash and the Culture of Death. [Scroll down] It would be an unambiguous violation of
longstanding law for a pro-life health-care organization that receives funding from HHS under the Public
Health Service Act to refuse to hire an abortionist simply because he is an abortionist. Sounds crazy,
right? It has been the law of the United States since 1973. The same law, in almost the same
breath, also prohibits a pro-abortion health-care organization from refusing to hire a pro-life doctor
because a pro-life doctor won't kill unborn babies.
medical refusal rule may go far beyond abortion. The outgoing Bush administration is planning to announce a
broad new "right of conscience" rule permitting medical facilities, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare
workers to refuse to participate in any procedure they find morally objectionable, including abortion and possibly even
artificial insemination and birth control. For more than 30 years, federal law has dictated that doctors and
nurses may refuse to perform abortions. The new rule would go further by making clear that healthcare workers also
may refuse to provide information or advice to patients who might want an abortion.
The article goes on to make it sound like the refusal rule is a bad thing.
has healthy baby boy despite abortion warning by doctor. Gaynor Purdy was warned her first child could have
a fatal chromosome defect and a life threatening heart condition. But she rejected two suggestions to terminate the
pregnancy and she and her husband Lee are celebrating life with their "perfect" ten-month-old son.
Let me set the scene: A husband and a wife have had 15 failed pregnancies and in vitro fertilization
non-starters. Author Alex Kuczynski, a fine writer, comes perilously close to falling off the cliff
when she describes a "fetus" that didn't make it past 10 weeks as "a small dead baby" and quotes a nurse
as telling her, "In case you were interested, it was a girl." But she quickly regains her footing and
writes, "I was not, in fact, interested in attaching a gender to the coagulation of cells, briefly and
potentially human... ."
What Exactly is the Mexico City Policy?
I'm amazed with the number of people, on both sides of the abortion issue, in the media and definitely in Congress who have no
understanding of what the Mexico City Policy is and does.
The "Blessing" of
Abortion. "Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion
is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing
and our work is not done." That was the Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale in 2007, repetitiously inciting her disciples
to be not just pro-choice but fanatically pro-abortion. This is significant because, according to standard
journalistic stylebooks, Ragsdale does not exist. We're told that pro-choice folks don't like abortion; they're
just trying to help a woman facing tragedy.
The Upturned Moral Universe of
Progressives. The topic of torture is in the headlines again, resuscitated by the Democrats [... because] the
Obama experiment is desperately in need of a compelling distraction from the dreadful economic results it has thus far
yielded. There are also the latent vestiges of unresolved animus toward the previous administration from a boisterous
fringe that refuses to be pacified. But one reason for having a renewed interest in this issue which liberal democrats
can never be accused of is that they suddenly find themselves aggrieved with the unbearable burden of a heavy conscience.
In fact there is not one lone liberal Democrat in Congress who cares one iota that prisoners of war have been or are being
tortured. This may sound like a rather bold statement, but it is firmly grounded on historical fact.
Supermodel Kathy Ireland Lashes Out Against Pro Choice.
[Scroll down] "I called Planned Parenthood and begged them to give me their best argument and all they could come up
with that it is really just a clump of cells and if you get it early enough it doesn't even look like a baby. Well,
we're all clumps of cells and the unborn does not look like a baby the same way the baby does not look like a teenager, a
teenager does not look like a senior citizen. That unborn baby looks exactly the way human beings are supposed to
look at that stage of development. It doesn't suddenly become a human being at a certain point in time," Ireland
Americans "Pro-Life" Than "Pro-Choice" for First Time. A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10,
finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice."
This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began
asking this question in 1995.
Pro-life shift not
surprising. It's rather ironic that as the most pro-choice government in U.S. history settles into
its seats, a national poll finds that most Americans are pro-life. Some observers have tried to pooh-pooh
this result, but it doesn't surprise me for two reasons...
Notre Dame Holds First Alan Keyes Fundraiser.
Liberals were awestruck by Obama's statesmanlike speech at Notre Dame, but whatever he says about abortion is
frothy nonsense because we're not allowed to vote on abortion policy in America. If it's a "constitutional
right," we can no more vote on abortion than we could vote on free speech. With Roe v. Wade,
abortion supporters ripped the issue out of the democratic process — limb from limb, you might
say — and declared their desired outcome a "constitutional right." They have hysterically
defended that lawless decision for the last quarter-century.
Don't Want Pro-Abortion Justices. As speculation builds around President Barack Obama's nomination to
replace Supreme Court Justice David Souter, a new survey revealed Thursday a majority of Americans would oppose nominees who
hold staunch pro-abortion viewpoints, including support for partial-birth abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions.
The Religious Right Didn't Kill George Tiller.
The organized antiabortion movement has always opposed violence against abortion providers. That has
never stopped opportunistic prochoice activists, however, from conflating their passionate rhetoric with the
behavior of individual criminals. True to form, on Sunday [5/31/2009], Mike Hendricks of the Kansas City Star
accused anyone who had criticized Tiller as a murderer (Tiller aborted healthy, nine-month old fetuses) of being an
"accomplice" to his death.
Fetal Memory 'Shocking to So Many People'. A new study found that unborn babies may start to develop memories
as early as thirty weeks into a pregnancy, but ABC's "Good Morning America" ignored the study's potential impact on the
abortion debate, especially concerning late term abortion. Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi's July 15 segment covered
the pivotal study without even mentioning abortion. ... The memory study, Alfonsi said, "... is proof that we need to
be more careful about what experiences we expose babies to in the womb." Like the experience of, say, murder?
Fetuses found to have
memories. They weigh less than 3 pounds, usually, and are perhaps 15 inches long. But they
can remember. The unborn have memories, according to medical researchers who used sound and vibration stimulation,
combined with sonography, to reveal that the human fetus displays short-term memory from at least 30 weeks
gestation — or about two months before they are born. "In addition, results indicated that 34-week-old fetuses
are able to store information and retrieve it four weeks later," said the research, which was released
Hidden Within ObamaCare, an Abortion
Mandate. Government-owned health care will place bureaucrats in Washington in charge of your health care
options. This is wrong. Health care decisions must be made by you and your doctor. However, there is
another very serious concern with health care reform plans in Congress, especially the plan being offered in the House.
It will lead to mandated coverage of abortion, forcing employers and insurance providers to cover abortion as a health
care procedure and subsidizing abortions with the tax dollars of pro-life Americans who have grave moral objections.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Have any doubt about
where Barack Obama stands on abortion rights? You shouldn't. During last year's presidential campaign, Obama
said he would make "preserving a woman's right to choose under Roe v. Wade a priority as president." Just
three days after taking his oath of office, he lifted a ban on U.S. funding for international groups that promote or
perform abortions. And this week, Obama named a surgeon general, Dr. Regina Benjamin, who, according to a White
House spokesman, "supports the president's position on reproductive health issues."
Nurse 'Forced' to
Help Abort. A Brooklyn nurse claims she was forced to choose between her religious convictions and her job
when Mount Sinai Hospital ordered her to assist in a late-term abortion against her will.
of Choice Act" Means Goodbye to Catholic Hospitals. If passed, FOCA would have pretty much invalidated every
restriction on abortion nationwide, including parental-notification laws, informed-consent laws, and bans on the late-term
procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion. Republicans and sensible Democrats did not have any real interest
in it, and, fortunately, that bill was sent back to Committee and was never voted on. That should have been the end
of it. A new version of FOCA, however, is back. As reported by Fox News contributor Father Jonathan Morris,
FOCA, like a mutating virus, has been newly re-packaged and is just as insidious.
The Facts About the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).
The Orwellian-named Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) was first introduced in the House of Representatives in 1989.
The current far-left leadership in Congress backed by strong support from the White House for the first time makes
passage of FOCA a real threat. FOCA would go well beyond any Supreme Court decision and legitimize abortion
on demand at any time, for any reason. FOCA seeks to establish abortion permanently as a "fundamental right,"
elevating it to the same status as the right to free speech or the right to keep and bear arms.
No. 2 in Obamacare: I find it striking that Obama's ethics similarly have allowed him already
to pass more laws increasing the terminations of life in the womb than any administration since Roe v. Wade.
To add insult to injury, Congress repeatedly has rejected amendments to this universal health care bill that
would prevent federal funds from being used for abortions.
Pro-Choice Darling Called Humans 'Ecotumors'. To liberal media outlets, Warren Hern, one of the
few late-term abortion providers in the country, has been worthy of praise as a doctor who boldly stands up
for his beliefs in the face of intimidation — a lonely humanitarian braving violent death for the
sake of his patients. That's the picture painted by TV and other media. What's missing from the
portrait is Hern's belief that humans are "malignant ecotumors," his refusal to be called an abortionist, and
his strident denunciations of the pro-life movement.
Kennedy's Funeral Further Damages the Church's
Credibility. On Wednesday [8/26/2009] the Church further diminished her credibility when it was
announced that a Mass of Christian Burial would be celebrated for Senator Edward M. Kennedy at Our Lady
of Perpetual Help Basilica. It was also announced that President Barack Obama would be the eulogist.
Senator Kennedy, along with President Obama have been the most pro-abortion and pro-embryonic stem cell
research politicians in the nation. As a matter of fact, Senator Kennedy refused to vote for Supreme
Court nominees Robert Bork and Samuel Alito for fear their appointment might lead to overturning Roe v.
Wade. These positions are inimical to Catholic Church teaching and throughout the years, the American
hierarchy has railed against Catholic politicians such as Kennedy who hold such views.
Anti-abortion activist shot in front of
Owosso High School. State police at the Corunna post have confirmed a well-known anti-abortion activist was
shot multiple times and killed this morning in front of Owosso High School. The victim's identity has not yet been
released but the shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m., after most students were off the buses and safely inside the
building, said Owosso schools transportation supervisor Jayne Campbell.
Pro-Life Advocate Murdered Outside Michigan School While Protesting
Abortion. Local officials and state police are confirming that a pro-life advocate was shot and killed
outside a high school in this Michigan town. The person, who is described as well-known but whose identity has
not been released, was shot multiple times while protesting abortion outside Owosso High School. LifeNews.com has
learned that the pro-life advocate is James Pouillon and the local Argus Press newspaper in Owosso has confirmed that
to be the case. He was reportedly shot multiple times.
Slain Pro-Life Advocate Jim Pouillon Known as the Peaceful Abortion
Sign Guy. Jim Pouillon was known as the sign guy by resident of this otherwise sleepy local community
45 minutes northeast of Lansing, Michigan. But Pouillon was shot Friday morning as he did what he did
best — hold his pro-life sign outside of a local high school letting students and teaching know some
of their peers are missing.
Are the Condemnations of Abortion Protester James Pouillon's Murder? James Pouillon, aka "the
sign guy," was the abortion rights opponent gunned down in suburban Owosso, Michigan, early Friday morning
[9/11/2009]. Shortly after his murder, a Facebook Friend of mine with a conservative political outlook
posted the question: "Where is the outrage?"
This is one unborn child whose life is really treasured.
Couple prepares to say goodbye to unborn
son. For now, Jonathan Tomaschko is a tiny foot in his mom's ribs. A ricochet of mini hiccups
jiggling her belly several times a day. Each time he moves, his mom stops and concentrates on what he is
doing. She doesn't want to miss a minute of her son's too-short life. Jonathan is a baby who might
live his entire life inside of his mom.
Showing. Anytime a poll is released indicating greater support for the pro-life position the mainstream
media, like clockwork, tries to either downplay or dismiss the results. The media's reaction to Thursday's
[10/1/2009] release of a Pew Research Center poll showing a 14 percentage point gain in pro-life public
support was certainly no exception.
Self-Described 'Abortion Addict' Has 15 Abortions
in 17 Years. A 40-year-old woman who calls herself an "abortion addict," claims she terminated
15 pregnancies in 17 years, The Los Angeles Times reported. Irene Vilar, who is a series
editor of the Americas at Texas Tech University Press, is now the happy mother of two young
daughters — but that wasn't always the case.
of Human Life and the Right to Life. We hope to promote the sanctity of human life and the
right to life for a child in its mother's womb. This argument is steeped in Biblical scripture, given
to us by God as a testament to His vision for our lives. Later, we will discuss the latest ethical
issues in greater detail, providing definitions, examples, and facts about their methodologies. It
is our hope that God might reveal His deep love and respect for all forms of human life.
Baby who may be world's
smallest surviving newborn could go home soon. Cozy in her incubator, set to 81.5 degrees,
heart going at 174 beats a minute as she snoozed in her red, footy pajamas, Oliviyanna Harbin-Page
may be a global record-holder. Born Aug. 5 to 16-year-old Jamesha Harbin of Eight Mile after
21 to 24 weeks of gestation, Oliviyanna weighed only 259 grams, or
9.1 ounces — possibly making her, according to the University of South Alabama
Children's & Women's Hospital, the world's smallest surviving baby.
The Editor says...
Hmmm... After 21 to 24 weeks of gestation, the baby is born, and she really is a person.
What about that.
Witch-doctors reveal extent of child
sacrifice in Uganda. A BBC investigation into human sacrifice in Uganda has heard first-hand
accounts which suggest ritual killings of children may be more common than authorities have acknowledged.
Couple Kills Baby in Black Magic
Ritual. Pakistani police have arrested a couple on charges of stabbing their 3-month-old baby to
death in a black magic ritual they believed would get them rich.
How The Media Have
Mangled The Pro-Life Story. This past year, I found myself chief chronicler of the two of the
year's most important stories involving the pro-life movement. One was the inspiring saga of the 2009
March For Life, the largest in its 36-year history. The second was the dispiriting saga of the recently
murdered late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller. What the two stories have in common is that each was
consciously and completely mistold by the major media.
Ruth P. Smith, Abortion-Rights Pioneer,
Dies at 102. Ruth Proskauer Smith, a longtime reproductive rights advocate who helped found
what is now Naral Pro-Choice America, died Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 102.
What's Wrong with Celebrating
Life? You've got to admit that these pro-abortion groups become more contemptible every year.
Apparently, it's not enough for them to advocate the killing of fetuses in the womb, even by means of that most
despicable of procedures, the late-term abortion. It's not enough that millions of unborn babies have ended
up in waste disposal systems across the country since the Supreme Court in 1973 gave women the right to decide if a
child should live or die. Now, in 2010, women who made the decision to give birth to their children are being
criticized for celebrating their views regarding the sanctity of life.
Tebow Ad Outrage
Exposes Some Feminists' Lunacy. Last week, viewers finally got to see the Heisman Trophy winner
and his mother — Tim and Pam Tebow — in the Super Bowl ad that caused apoplexy to many
abortion-rights advocates. They whined their opposition to what they claim was a pro-life ad and said
that political statements have no place at an athletic event.
The Pill and Breast Cancer:
Bad news for women who have been using birth control pills, although you won't learn about it from the mainstream
media. An International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs Working Group has concluded that
combined estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives and combined estrogen-progestogen menopausal therapy are
carcinogenic to humans, after a thorough review of the published scientific evidence.
girl survives after being shot in the chest. A seven-month-old baby girl survived three days
alone with a bullet in her chest beside the bodies of her parents and toddler brother. Argentines
Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their children before killing themselves after making
an apparent suicide pact over fears about global warming.
Frenchwoman accused of
killing 6 of her infants. A 38-year-old woman acknowledged Monday killing six of her newborns, whose
corpses were found in plastic bags in her basement, at the opening of a chilling trial in northwest France.
Abortion isn't painless.
The abortion lobby has spent nearly 40 years arguing that the radical surgery at issue is — for purposes
of the courts — merely a medical question, not a moral one. On Tuesday [4/13/2010], Nebraska
Gov. Dave Heineman signed a law that returns moral judgment to a spot front and center in the abortion debate.
The new law does so by emphasizing the hideously painful nature of the abortion act itself. The new emphasis
on an unborn baby's pain is right and necessary. Forty-four of 49 members of the Nebraska Legislature
voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The act makes it illegal for a doctor to perform
an abortion beyond 20 weeks of a pregnancy. The basis for this legislation was substantial new research
showing the strong likelihood that a child aborted after 20 weeks can feel and suffer intense pain from
bill on abortion diagnosis. A bill requiring doctors to give the specific diagnosis justifying
a late-term abortion was vetoed by the governor [of Kansas] Thursday [4/15/2010].
Nebraska Abortion Law a Challenge to Roe v.
Wade. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman last week signed into law two pieces of legislation that
will ultimately test the constitutional validity of the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The
first and most controversial of the measures is LB 1103, called "The Abortion Pain Prevention Act."
This legislation bans abortions after the 20th week of gestation based on the strong evidence that
a pre-born baby's brain develops the sensory capacity for pain at around 21 weeks.
Oklahoma House overrides
abortion vetoes. The Oklahoma House voted Monday to override vetoes of two restrictive abortion measures
Gov. Brad Henry has called unconstitutional intrusions into citizens' private lives and decisions.
Rabid feminism is self-extingishing.
Roe, Roe, Roe Your Boat.
If the next generation of abortion proponents is mysteriously missing, it may be because their mothers availed
themselves of the right to have an abortion and thus did not become mothers.
NARAL's President Admits: Pro-Aborts
Aging, Pro-Lifers Young and Zealous. The pro-life movement in America is growing in leaps and
bounds, attracting young, zealous women to defend the unborn in droves — a fact that even the
president of NARAL has now admitted.
Within an inch of their
lives. [Scroll down] A fetus at 24 weeks is able to sleep, urinate, defecate, has the
nervous development to feel pain, and will turn away at the presence of a bright light. And apparently, a
fetus can withstand three attempts at abortion and survive for days on its own after being left for dead.
Is there truly any question about whether or not it is a living thing, worthy of life? The rational answer
is that nearly all scientific evidence indicates that the fetus is a living entity. But pro-choice advocates
do not want to the public to focus on such facts.
Did DHS pressure teen to get abortion? A Department of
Human Services caseworker pressured a pregnant Mayfair teenager to undergo a late-term abortion by threatening
to take away either her toddler or her unborn baby if she had the child, according to the teen's foster mother.
The alleged strong-arm tactic happened one day after DHS learned of the pregnancy, when the girl was about 22 weeks
pregnant, according to her foster mother and the girl's social worker, Marisol Rivera.
Americans Under 30 Most Likely to Take Uncompromising
Stand for Right to Life. The pro-abortion left appears to be losing the battle for the heart and
soul of the rising generation of Americans, according to new data released by the Gallup poll. Americans
in the 18 to 29 age bracket are now more likely than their elders to believe abortion should be
illegal in all circumstances, according to the data released last week, and generally oppose abortion in
greater numbers than Baby Boomers.
abortion doctors have been murdered on 'Law & Order' than in real life. Law & Order promoted
its storylines as "ripped from the headlines," but the show's hate-on towards social conservatives was actually
sourced from liberal op-ed pages, where paranoid (and inaccurate) predictions about "Tea Party violence" and
ever-looming "Christian theocracies" have enjoyed an equally long run.
fetus dolls handed out to Norfolk students. Plastic human fetus dolls — soft, in pink
and brown, and about 4 inches long — have been handed out at Oakwood Elementary School by an
employee who was put on administrative leave Thursday over the situation. The dolls, which were
distributed over weeks or months, are not authorized by the division as instructional materials, spokeswoman
Elizabeth Thiel Mather said Thursday [5/20/2010].
defend late-term abortion ban veto. As a domestic policy adviser to former President Bill Clinton,
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan helped defend the veto of a measure that would have banned late-term abortions
with few exceptions.
Woman Sues, Claims Doctor Forced Abortion After She Said Stop. A young Michigan woman who
changed her mind about having an abortion while on the doctor's table has accused her doctor of terminating
her pregnancy even after she pleaded with him to stop. A lawsuit filed by 20-year-old Caitlin Bruce
against Dr. Abraham Hodari is now winding its way through the Genesee County court system, but the case has
raised questions about when an abortion can be stopped.
The Trouble with the
Social Welfare Modifier to the Pro-life Position. I think we should do things to make
abortion less attractive to women. But I do not think that we should propose to people that they
may not legitimately oppose abortion until they are willing to enact a host of social welfare reforms.
Obama, and Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. For years, Washington has been thumbing its
nose at the American people, arrogantly defying their will by spending taxpayers' hard-earned money
in ways they oppose. Now, courtesy of a report by the independent Government Accountability
Office (GAO) requested by Rep. Pete Olson (R., Texas), the American people have new information about
the extent to which this Washington nose-thumbing has included hundreds of millions of dollars in
taxpayer subsidies for the abortion industry.
on Life: As Radical as They Come. The discredited practice of partial-birth abortion has
been rejected by the overwhelming majority of Americans, including a large percentage of people who consider
themselves "pro-choice." A 2003 Gallup poll found that over 70 percent opposed the procedure where
the life of a baby is ended by suctioning the child's brain matter while almost its whole body is delivered
and only the head remains inside. But President Obama's Supreme Court candidate, Elena Kagan, does
not reject this inhumane, gruesome procedure.
Save the Turtles; Kill the
unborn. Human fetuses can be legally killed, turtles cannot. If you destroy a turtle
you pay a hefty fine. If slaying an unborn baby, the government both funds and supports your right
to do so.
The Radical Religion of
Abortion. Radicalism diminishes everything to which it is applied, no matter how good its
initial intentions, because it ignores the boundaries of reason and common humanity in its own conceit of
self-regard. When it is mixed with religion, it is particularly toxic. I wonder at what point radical
environmentalism and radical feminism will be identified as the narrow-minded, fundamentalist-activist-transcendentalism
(let's call them religions, already) that they clearly are.
You're a Liberal/Progressive if You Believe...
a fetus and a human being are two completely different things, and that anyone old enough to get
pregnant is old enough to have an abortion without any parental involvement whatsoever. You
also have no problem with millions of innocents being "terminated" even as you hold candle-light
vigils for death-row inmates and convicted cop-killers.
Who's Watching Big
Brother? [Scroll down] Substitute Chesterton's cat with the divisive topic of abortion, and it becomes evident how even a
supposedly "Christian" society has resolved the dilemma by simply denying the sin. The act has been
renamed over time, evolving from murder to abortion, then to pro-choice, and on to the more positive-sounding
idea of women's reproductive rights. When a baby is wanted, available scientific technology helps
ensure its survival; when not, it's merely seen as a clump of cells and the same technology is used to
Kenya's pro-abortion constitution. On August 27th, President Mwai Kibaki signed a new constitution
for the Republic of Kenya that was approved in an August 4th national referendum. Mr. Kibaki and
Prime Minister Raila Odinga said, "All Kenyans won on this matter." Unfortunately, there are compelling
reasons to fear that may not be true.
senator seeks talks in Congress on fetal pain. Bolstered by the passage of unique abortion
restrictions in his home state of Nebraska, U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns is pushing for a new federal discussion
of the notion of fetal pain.
Anti-Catholic Political Ad You'll Ever See. A Democrat Party supporting independent non profit
group has sent out perhaps THE most anti-Catholic political advertisement I've ever seen. ... What this is
about is the fact that the Church stands strong against abortion and gay marriage. And that makes some
Christianity, Justice and the Culture of Life.
We freely admit that some individual cases are very complicated, that the answers are not neat, easy, or obvious.
Still, a few principles are clear. First, unborn children are in fact human. The fetus is
genetically complete and distinct. Unless it perishes due to natural causes or violent outside
intervention, it will become a child, not a giraffe. It is a human being at a very early stage of
development, just as a 99-year-old is a human being at a very late and frail state of development.
Second, eliminating a defenseless human being is a deeply problematic act. When it happens on a
routine basis, it becomes a direct challenge to a society's commitment to justice.
Reporter Buys Liberal Line That Abortions Are 'Virtually Impossible' in Rural Iowa. Has The
Washington Post ever traveled to Iowa? Obviously, yes for presidential caucuses. But on Friday
[12/31/2010], Post reporter Sandhya Somashekhar accepted the bizarre premise of abortion advocates that
abortions are "virtually impossible" in rural Iowa. No one owns a car? The story centered on a
new pro-life cause, protesting the provision of RU-486 abortion cocktails over the Internet. Liberals
can get upset about selling booze on the Internet, or the spreading of Obama slurs on the Internet, but the
marketing of death pills online is a precious human right.
Abortion on Demand, Ranker
Style. A bill just introduced in my own state's legislature shows just how maddening the debate about
abortion in the U.S. has become. Legally, America is an abortion-on-demand country. It has been so since
the Supreme Court decreed it in 1973. Many people do not like this and have worked to change the law, but the
brute fact remains. Yet unfettered abortion is not enough for some advocates of "choice."
If babies had feathers, abortion would be illegal.
Unborn Baby Eagles. Since
1973 when two women, prompted (some might say, used) by their activist radical women's rights
attorneys, challenged laws prohibiting abortions and won, nearly 50 million unborn and nearly born
babies have been killed. That is nearly 16% of the current population of the United States.
Fifty million babies who had no choice were sacrificed on the Altar of Choice — proving that
when activist attorneys with no moral grounding argue cases before activist judges, bad things happen.
I Have a Dream that the
Abortion Holocaust Will End. We live in an America today — in the present —
where our own hands carry the blood of more than 52 million innocent human beings. Deprived of life
by the same evil that took the lives of slaves and all the Anne Franks. Our doctors have become killers.
Our women have become clients for paid murder. And people who actually think of themselves as good stand up
in public to defend this Holocaust. This is not what any good soul could call progress. It's just the
same old wickedness with different stripes and a bigger pile of human bodies.
Personhood Abortion Bans Sweep Iowa, North
Dakota, Montana, Texas, and Oklahoma. Personhood measures have been introduced in three
states, passed the House in North Dakota, and passed the Iowa House subcommittee. The subcommittee of
the Iowa House approved the personhood bill at a 2:1 vote, sending it to the full committee for the next
vote in the near future. The Iowa personhood bill, like all personhood efforts, will recognize the
value and dignity of every single human being, protecting every child by law.
New York pro-choice activist investigated for financial misconduct. Kelli Conlin, the
president of NARAL Pro Choice New York, resigned last month after an audit revealed "extensive alleged
financial misconduct" during her tenure, reports YNN's Capitol Tonight. The audit, conducted by the
accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron, shows that over the last two years Conlin had been making numerous
purchases on NARAL credit cards.
Blowing the Statistics.
[Scroll down] The old Soviet Union, for instance, did not count as live births very premature babies who
failed to survive for seven full days. France, the Netherlands, and other European countries don't
count as live births babies who weigh less than 500 grams or had less than 22 weeks of gestation.
They are, instead, counted as stillbirths. Japan and Hong Kong, it seems, count babies that are almost a
year old when they die as having lived a year and, thus, not an infant mortality.
Doctors Told to Advise Women Abortion Safer Than Giving Birth. Doctors and nurses in Britain
are being advised to tell their patients that having an abortion is safer than having the baby, The
Telegraph reports. The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is for
all doctors, nurses and counselors advising women who are thinking about terminating their pregnancy.
The Generation That
Will End Abortion. Events that have unfolded the last several months have convinced me that
this will be the generation that brings an end to the practice of legalized abortion in the United States.
Historically speaking, our escape from this draconian and barbaric ritual of child killing was inevitable.
Ours is a country that has always been engaged in a perpetual struggle to live up to the eternal truths of
our founding creed: that all men are endowed by God with inalienable rights.
who are born at 23 weeks should be left to die, says NHS chief. Babies born after just
23 weeks of pregnancy or earlier should be left to die, a leading NHS official has said. Dr
Daphne Austin said that despite millions being spent on specialised treatments, very few of these
children survive as their tiny bodies are too underdeveloped.
America deserves George
Soros. Because of the Supreme Court's Roe v Wade decision of 1973, its subsequently
37 years of legalized abortion, and America's resigned acceptance of what actually amounts to the
cold-blooded murder of millions of human beings?
Life matters. After
38 years, the regime of Roe v. Wade is starting to lose its grip on public acceptance.
As more and more people recognize the sanctity of human life, states are moving to enact legal protections
for the unborn after 20 weeks of gestation. Recent scientific evidence suggests children at this
stage of development are able to feel pain. That's why the Alabama House of Representatives is
expected to consider the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act today [4/6/2011].
Effectiveness of Pro-Life Laws: Last month, State Politics and Policy Quarterly
published a study of mine that documents the effectiveness of state-level pro-life laws. This study
analyzes state abortion data over a span of 21 years from two separate sources and holds constant a
wide range of economic and demographic factors. A range of statistical tests provide robust evidence
that public-funding restrictions and informed-consent laws reduce state abortion rates, and that
parental-involvement laws reduce the incidence of abortion among minors.
The Coverup of Abortion's
Real Risks. Abortionists in this country are actively burying risk research just as tobacco
companies did many decades ago. There are now literally piles of genuine medical research which show
what most would deem dire elevated risks from abortion — not just to the baby killed in the
procedure — but to the woman and also to the future siblings of the aborted baby.
No stigma in abortion. A state-funded sex education Web site that tells teens an abortion is "much easier than it sounds"
has drawn fire from outraged pro-lifers who say [the web site] is glossing over ugly truths, steering teens
toward the controversial procedure and counseling them how to keep mom and dad in the dark. "The
commonwealth is using taxpayer money to tell kids how to get a secret abortion, and that's wrong," said Linda
Thayer, a former Boston schoolteacher who is vice president for educational affairs of Massachusetts Citizens
for Life, which this week took aim at the site.
grows for states to recognize 'personhood'. Mississippi voters are likely to be the first in the
nation to add to their state constitution "personhood" language that declares unborn children to be persons,
effectively outlawing abortion and setting up a potential Supreme Court showdown — if they get a
chance to vote on it in November. On June 6, the Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear
oral arguments in a pre-emptive court challenge against Measure 26, a ballot question that would
define a person as a "human being from the moment of fertilization."
Fetus found in bag near West Side abortion clinic.
A dismembered fetus apparently found in a trash bag outside an El Paso abortion clinic Friday morning [4/22/2011]
sparked a police inquiry, raised questions and created a growing controversy.
Personal Liberty 101.
Support for a so-called constitutional right to abortion is completely at odds with conservatism. In
fact, when you hear a "conservative" claiming to support abortion rights you can be certain that the individual
simply does not understand basic conservative principles. In all likelihood the pro-abortion-choice
"conservative" adopts the label because of self-interest.
The Nearly Aborted President.
According to recently secured documents from the Immigration and Naturalization Services, evidence has emerged that President
Obama's father, Barack Obama, Sr., apparently paid to send a young Kenyan girl he had impregnated in Massachusetts to London
to have an abortion. Doing the work that investigative journalists of the mainstream media used to do, author Jack
Cashill reveals that the foreign press, unlike their American counterparts, are all over the story.
B. Anthony List ... has created a pro-life pledge. Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul,
Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum have signed the pledge. Herman Cain and Mitt Romney have not signed it.
tells Alamogordo man to remove abortion billboard . A state district judge Thursday [6/23/2011]
ordered an Alamogordo man to immediately take down a billboard that implies his ex-girlfriend had an abortion.
Calls for Abortion as Human Right for 10-Year-Olds. Y-PEER, a youth initiative of the
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), says "more needs to be done to ensure young people's sexual
and reproductive rights" — especially "the right to choose," a reference to abortion.
The statement also says all young people globally have the "right to confidentiality" and the right
to "be free from judgment."
Post: Aborting Our Children Will Save the Planet. For decades, the term "family planning" has
been a euphemism for "abortion" to abortion proponents. Echoing Humpty-Dumpty, when the left "uses a
word, it means just what [they] choose it to mean, neither more nor less." So, with twists in language,
"homosexual behavior" is called "gay lifestyle," "sex outside marriage" is termed "freedom," and "killing
babies" is called "family planning."
of Americans Say Abortion Is Wrong. A new national survey has found that a majority of Americans
think that abortion is wrong. While 48 percent of 1,000 likely U.S. voters queried in the late August
Rasmussen Reports phone survey said they considered themselves pro-choice, with 43 percent identifying
themselves as pro-life, 55 percent said they think abortion is morally wrong most of the time. Another
30 percent said they think abortion is morally acceptable in the majority of cases, with 15[%] remaining
undecided on the issue.
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bans use of tanning beds by minors. Minors in the state of California will no longer be allowed
to use tanning beds after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday prohibiting anyone under the age of 18
from using ultraviolet tanning devices.
You can get an abortion but not a tan, kid.
California continues to be an embarrassment to the other 49 states. The state government now bans
people from using tanning beds until they are 18. But minors will continue to be able to have abortions
without the permission — or even knowledge — of their parents. So much for my
body, my choice.
Bans Tanning Bed Use By Minors... But Abortions Are OK. California Governor Jerry Brown signed
a bill today [10/9/2011] that bans tanning bed use by minors. ... In 1997 a California court overturned a
state law that required girls get the approval of a parent or judge before having an abortion.
Steve Jobs: Unwanted
Child? It is one of the enduring misconceptions of modern life that birthparents who make adoption
plans for their children "don't want them" and that this "rejection" scars the adoptee for life. Social
science data refutes this. But even before considering the statistics about adoption, consider the
absurdity of characterizing adoption this way in an age of widespread abortion. There are countless women
who say, "I could never give up my baby for adoption" but who, strangely, see no impossibility in aborting their
Abortion to save the life of a mother? Mom
says no. Brooklyn, Savannah and Dakota Smith have a very, very brave mother.
Need Someone Like Me in Washington,' Romney Tells Abortionists. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt
Romney is utilizing a political strategy to feign conservative credentials to win the GOP nomination for the
White House in 2012 and then flip-flop in favor of his liberal views if he's elected as the U.S. President.
and the President's Pill: Are They Healthy for Women?. Announcing that insurance companies
would pay for contraceptives on Friday [2/10/2012], President Obama added that doctors "put women on
contraceptives as a way to prevent and reduce the risk of ovarian and other cancers." Days earlier,
Nancy Pelosi said that peoples' complaints about the contraceptive mandate and religious freedom were
not the issue and emphasized that "this is about women's health." There is an issue, though,
regarding the mandate that lies beyond the grave religious and constitutional issues therein: do
contraceptives harm women's health?
House voting to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Abortions would be prohibited on fetuses after 20 weeks gestation
in New Hampshire under a bill facing a House vote.
Remember: Always get a second opinion.
Argentine baby found alive in morgue — 12 hours after being pronounced dead. A
newborn in Argentina declared dead shortly after her birth was reportedly discovered 12 hours later
alive and well in her coffin. When six-months pregnant Analia Bouter gave birth at a hospital in
Resistencia, staff told her the baby was stillborn and showed no signs of life, the BBC reported, citing
NOW President: Make Birth Control
Universal. Terry O'Neill appeared on Thursday morning's edition of Washington Journal on CSPAN to discuss her
organization's support for the 'Violence Against Women Act'. A caller to the program brought up the issue of abortion,
saying there should be a 'Violence Against Babies' Act.
Just some medical school dropout with a coat hanger?
State bill would let non-doctors perform
abortions. As states across the country are passing laws to restrict access to abortion, California lawmakers are
considering a significant expansion of who would be able to perform the procedure in the state.
Chief Calls for Universal Access to Abortion and Contraception for Teen Girls. United Nations Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon said Monday [4/23/2012] that millions of girls — teenagers and younger — need access to
abortion and contraceptives in order to "avoid unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and sexually transmitted infections."
The One Thing The Media Isn't Telling You About
The Blind Chinese Activist. [I]n a nearly 1,900 word article about Guangcheng, the Washington Post reporters never tell readers exactly what Guangcheng
protests about the Chinese state. In another enormous article from the New York Times, the crux of his opposition to the Chinese government isn't mentioned until
paragraph 19. In the Washington Post's first major article about Guangcheng this year, he was described simply as a "blind activist lawyer." But what is
his activism all about? These articles constantly use terms like "human rights dissident" or "advocate for the disabled" to describe him. But that doesn't
really tell you anything. The truth is: Guangcheng is an anti-abortion activist. His main opposition to the Chinese government is its "one-child
policy" and its forced sterilizations.
Emphasis in original.
Will unborn heartbeats save babies' lives? A key pro-life leader says that
for the first time in many years he has hope he may see the end of abortion before he dies — and it's at least partly because of a bill in Ohio that would
outlaw the procedure. However, he's calling on members of the pro-life community to rise up and demand action on the plan.
Bowl-a-Thon Group Touts Raising Funds for 14-Year-Old's Abortion.
The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), who last month raised over $400,000 for abortions through its Bowl-a-Thon, touted that it provided money for a
14-year-old's abortion as part of the group's "real stories of abortion access." On its website in a post entitled, "Getting an abortion means getting a
second chance," NNAF highlights the story of Darcy, a 14-year-old who terminated her pregnancy with the help of the group's "George Tiller Memorial Fund."
No Birth Certificate Required. The White House Visitors Office requires that an
unborn child — still residing in utero — must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour, according to
documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Numerous commentaries on abortion and bio-ethics.
Gives Medal of Freedom to Justice Who Called Partial-Birth Abortion Exercise of 'Liberty'. President Barack Obama on
Tuesday [5/29/2012] awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom — which he described as "the highest civilian honor this
country can bestow" — on retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote a Supreme Court opinion arguing that
a woman was exercising her right to "liberty" when she hired a doctor to kill her child through the procedure known as partial-birth
Is There a Woman's Right to Be Born?
An abortion is a homicide. In order to camouflage this stark, staring reality from the view of civilized, sentient beings made in the
image of God, advocates fudge abortion's homicidal nature by emphasizing instead that it's first and foremost a solution to a problem.
Americans understand problem-solving. Paint a problem in appalling enough terms — a 10-year-old impregnated by her father! a
woman who will die if forced to carry her baby to term! — and sympathy for the mother tends to squeeze out close consideration
of the other, graver problem created by the favored solution — that is, the unborn child's problem of being marked out for death
by its own mother.
Kansas revokes doctor's license in abortion case.
The State Board of Healing Arts ratified an administrative judge's earlier decision to strip Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus of her license.
Arguments Do Not Have Testicles. The
idea that men are ineligible to speak out on abortion has at least six flaws, each of which should be understood and articulated by men who desire to
speak on the issue. [...] Liberals are constantly trying to reduce the marketplace of ideas by reducing the number of voices that are eligible to
participate. They have already silenced 52 million voices with the blade of a sharp knife. We cannot let them do further damage
with dull ideas.
Scientologists Accuse The Church Of Routinely Forcing Abortions. Yesterday [7/17/2012], we wrote about Laura Ann
DeCrescenzo, who is suing the Church of Scientology for, among other things, allegedly pressuring her to have an abortion.
The church doesn't want its members to have children because it "interferes with their productivity" according to The Tampa Bay
Times. Tony Ortega, editor-in-chief at the Village Voice, writes about DeCrescenzo's three-year legal struggle against the
church. She alleges that the organization is doing everything possible to keep the case from going to court —
because what comes out could be devastating.
Our Culture of Death and the Batman Shooting.
In our perverse society, a woman exercising her "right to choose" death for her innocent child represents "courage," while the Batman shooter's
"choice" to kill innocent moviegoers represents cowardice. And it is. They are both acts of cowardice. The only relevant
difference is the victims' age.
The 14th Victim at Fort Hood. I have written
recently of President Obama's "covert zeal" for the spread of abortion. I took that phrase from Abraham Lincoln's description of how President
Franklin Pierce and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas sought — covertly — to spread slavery in the 1850s. In that column, I
noted specific actions of this president to advance abortion-on-demand and to force us all to pay for it. Now, I want to focus on something
Mr. Obama is not doing. He is not charging Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood killer, with violation of the Unborn Victims of Violence
Act (UVVA). This law was passed and signed in 2004.
Virginia abortion opponents savoring a
victory. The Virginia Board of Health's move to reverse a June decision and vote to adopt new regulations for abortion clinics
in the state without exempting existing facilities delivered an immediate victory for pro-life groups, but long-term effects, both practical
and political, are still far from clear.
Republican Party must remain for life, against
abortion. Now, more than ever, our party needs to hold onto our pro-life, pro-human-rights values. In fact, the Republican Party should become more
fiercely aligned to the pro-life position than ever. Despite what you may have heard from the Democratic National Convention, it's not an unpopular position.
The Editor says...
One thing this country does not need is two Democrat parties.
'Are You Going to Keep
It?': Getting Abortion on the Table. "Are you planning on keeping it?" This question was posed recently to a married
woman by her doctor. [...] The unwanted assumptions must be fully unpacked to appreciate how such language shapes our culture's
attitudes. Why is it deemed acceptable to insinuate abortion into pregnancy? The offhand nature of this
question — "Are you keeping it?" — turns abortion into a pregnancy option rather than an "emergency" practice.
Group plans Christmas party to
promote abortion. As Christians around the world take time to remember the miraculous birth of Jesus, a Washington, D.C. group will
be raising money at its Christmas party to help make any birth a miracle. [...] To be fair, this is certainly not the first time an abortion group
has hijacked a holiday for its own gain. The D.C. Abortion Fund is obviously just following in the footsteps of Planned Parenthood —
a heavyweight among the baby murder crowd.
Judge finds NC 'Choose Life' plates
unconstitutional. A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the
state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights. U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday [12/7/2012] that
North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the "Choose Life" plate. Judge Fox concluded, "The State's offering of a Choose Life
license plate in the absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment."
The Editor says...
I've got a copy of the Constitution, and it doesn't mention license plates or "viewpoint discrimination".
Abortion and Newtown: The Culture of Violence. Since the
demands for a national discussion about what caused Newtown are already flowing from President Obama, the New York Times, Washington Post and every liberal with
tweetability, they should be respectfully yet candidly obliged. And the very first issue to mention is what has become the great unmentionable in the world
of liberalism, and alas too many other precincts as well — and to say it plainly and hopefully politely.
The Media's Gunsmoke. Eliminating guns is a separate goal from eliminating
violence. The media supports the former but opposes the latter. It routinely props up the culture of death, guarding abortion with even more zeal than it
condemns gun rights. "We need to have a conversation about the killing of unborn children," is a line you will never hear from CNN's Piers Morgan or Soledad
O'Brien. The lamentations of posturing pro-abortion journalists over a coarsened culture don't count for much.
Have You Bought Your 'Abornament' Yet?
Yes, abortion rights activists have reached a new level of depravity. Apparently, as everyone indulges in the holiday spirit, the pro-choice camp
decided to create abortion ornaments — or 'abornaments' — to be part of the commemoration of the birth of Christ. The fact
that pro-choice Americans threw this in the face of those who practice religion, or hold pro-life beliefs, is offensive in the extreme.
NBC Accused of Pushing Abortion
Through 'Parenthood' Episode. NBC is being accused of engaging in some pro-abortion propaganda with its latest episode of
Parenthood. The hourlong NBC drama that aired Tuesday night featured teenage girl Amy (Skyler Day) aborting her fetus at a
pristine Planned Parenthood clinic while boyfriend Drew (Miles Heizer) sat nervously in a waiting room.
Sandy Hook speech turned into a pro-life video. President Obama delivered an emotional speech about protecting America's children
in December in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. But the producers at Blackstone Films have
turned that speech into a remarkable video to reflect on the duty of Americans to protect our nation's unborn children. It's a very
powerful video that is sure to spark some controversy.
Guns, abortion, and tyrants. Guns and abortion.
One is an enumerated, constitutional right, and the other is not. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of the people of the
United States to keep and bear arms. It's not a government-given right; it's a natural right — the right to
defend yourself, your family, and your freedom. In rare circumstances, abortion might be necessary to preserve the mother's life.
But there is no right to kill unborn babies in the U.S. Constitution. But 40 years ago next week the U.S. Supreme Court
contended that abortion is an implied "right of privacy," one that previously had lain hidden in our founding document.
Justin Bieber's mom producing pro-life film. Pattie
Mallette's position on abortion is clear: Had she not converted to Christianity before getting pregnant as a teen, her pop star
phenom son Justin Bieber would have never been born. But now, with a memoir under her belt and her son's next album dropping soon,
the Stratford, Ont., born mother is carving out a niche as an anti-abortion crusader, amid reports Bieber may not be comfortable
If They Were Baby Seals
Instead of Just Babies... Perhaps our pro-abortion friends will better understand why we pro-lifers oppose any tax-funded
support for Planned Parenthood if we explain our opposition in a way that engages their sympathy: Suppose there were a company
called Planned Parkas that manufactures very warm winter coats for people who otherwise would have difficulty obtaining them.
The Teenage Horror
of 'Parenthood'. The NBC series "Parenthood"' has drawn raves from TV critics this season for a storyline about a
40-something mother fighting cancer. Then on Jan. 1, NBC asked viewers to tune in the following Tuesday for an "unforgettable"
new episode. A teenager would get an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Such is NBC's definition of "parenthood."
New Pope: No Communion For Pro-Abortion
Politicians. New Pope Francis I is a conservative in the mold of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope
John Paul II. That's especially true on the issue of abortion, which he called a "death sentence" for the unborn in 2007.
Dakota passes most restrictive abortion bills in nation. One North Dakota measure would prevent women from having abortions
based on a genetic defect, like Down syndrome. The other would ban doctors from performing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is
detected — as early as five or six weeks. Republican state Rep. Bette Grande of Fargo sponsored both bills.
Grande, a ninth-term legislator, is one of the more conservative lawmakers in the state. She's pushed for controversial
right-to-life issues and has been vocal about the issues.
I'd Urge My Daughters Not to 'Get Rid of a Child' Through Abortion. Rare is the "pro-choice" liberal who admits that
abortion kills an unborn human being. The Rev. Al Sharpton made this seldom-witnessed acknowledgement — or as close
as he's likely to get — on his radio show while drawing an analogy to his views on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Why the United States is a Dying Country.
[Scroll down] [Over the past 40 years] the American people have sanctioned, through legal abortions, the death of over 54.5 million
children. Once this disregard of human life took hold, the citizens of this nation were susceptible to wholesale changes within society.
Far too many of the American people, flush with prosperity, willfully ignored the infiltration of the education, media and entertainment establishments
by the 1960's radicals, the most narcissistic and radical legion of socialist true-believers on the face of the earth. Through the control of
these media of indoctrination, an ever increasing percentage of the population has been conditioned to believe there are no moral absolutes and
there is a limitless list of rights as granted by the government.
doc fled Pa. clinic raid. A medical receptionist says an unlicensed doctor fled out a back door the night of an FBI raid on a Philadelphia clinic.
Kermit Gosnell's Nightmare Abortion Clinic Was A Multimillion Dollar
Business. Gosnell is also accused of running an absolutely filthy clinic — known as the Women's Medical Society — that had
untrained staff give at least one patient a fatal dose of the painkiller Demerol. Catering to women who were so pregnant they couldn't get abortions anywhere
else, Gosnell's clinic became a "huge moneymaker" by charging $3,000 for a late-term abortions, according to a scathing, 281-page grand jury report that lays out the
allegations against him.
How to Murder the Innocent, Defenseless, and Undefended and Make Big Bucks Doing It!
If you are unaware of the trial taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of the abortion doctor (I use the term "doctor" loosely) Kermit Gosnell, I am not surprised.
Our feckless, spineless, corrupt and statist-driven media have done their best to sweep it all under the rug. [...] The police originally raided Dr. Gosnell's "House of
Horrors" because he was overprescribing oxycontin — not because he was murdering infants.
PA Official Closed Gosnell Negligence Case. Pennsylvania prosecuting attorney for the Department of State
Juan Ruiz decided to close a civil malpractice lawsuit against Kermit Gosnall despite evidence of neglect, including leaving fetal parts in the woman. [...] Ruiz
closed the case on April 20, 2009 after only reviewing the complaint, and said a pattern of conduct did not exist in this case.
Gosnell is not an exception. This, of course, is the
horror story of a cesspool in Philadelphia posturing as an abortion clinic, operating without inspection for 17 years. Gosnell,
the doctor who ran the place, is formally charged with the murder of one woman and seven infants. However, the grand jury report and
testimony of family and staff at the trial indicate that if there were records in this dump, where life and death were meted out daily,
Gosnell would be indicted for hundreds of murders of live children.
The Perverse Logic of the Left.
It wants to protect children from infanticide by exposing them to more abortions.
Jury: Under Pro-Abort GOP Governor, Pennsylvania Stopped Annual Inspections of Abortion Clinics. The administration
(1995-2001) of Pennsylvania's Republican Gov. Tom Ridge stopped annual inspections of abortion clinics, according to the grand jury
report on Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who is currently on trial in Philadelphia charged with the first-degree murder of seven born babies.
Under Democratic Gov. Bob Casey Sr., who preceded Ridge, the state had conducted annual inspections of abortion clinics, the report said.
What may be the most sensational mass murder trial in American history went unreported.
speech to Planned Parenthood: a reminder of the Left's dishonest abortion views. Lately, abortion has been in the news. It never gets far out of
the news, but it intruded with extra force these past two weeks for two reasons. The first was the story about the media's decision to ignore the Kermit
Gosnell trial because it didn't fit into the abortion narrative. The narrative is that abortion should be "safe, rare, and legal." The Gosnell
reality was that women died in his filthy clinic, that living babies got murdered (with the psychopathic Gosnell collecting hands and feet as trophies), and
that the abortions were illegal under any standards, since they were so late term as to constitute murder under Pennsylvania law.
Inside Abortion-Clinic Walls.
A former Planned Parenthood clinic director named Abby Johnson, since she left, has been inviting those who work in the abortion industry
to join her.
The Kermit Gosnell Trial Reignited The Culture
Wars, And Now The Anti-Abortion Activists Are Winning. Over seven weeks of stomach-turning testimony, witnesses for the
prosecution detailed Gosnell's "house of horrors," a clinic in which venereal diseases were spread through dirty instruments, feral cats
roamed around operating rooms, and fetuses were stashed in empty juice cartons and shoeboxes. According to the prosecution, these
atrocities went undetected by state health inspectors, who visited the clinic just three times, and unreported by other abortion providers,
who knew of Gosnell's reputation and even visited the clinic.
Abortion Rights Community Has
Become the NRA of the Left. Abortion rights advocates have argued that there is nothing to see here. Move along. This is
what illegal abortion looks like, they say. But Gosnell's clinic was not illegal. It was a licensed medical facility. The
state of his clinic was well known: there were repeated complaints to government officials and even the local Planned Parenthood. He wasn't
operating under the radar but in plain sight, and he received referrals from abortion clinics up and down the East Coast.
Against Infanticide. The massacre of 20 children in
Newtown, Connecticut, last December rightly sparked a national conversation about policies that might be enacted to prevent such atrocities in the future.
But where is the national conversation in response to the massacre of innocents carried out in Philadelphia by Kermit Gosnell?
25 Reasons To Dislike
Liberals. [#13] The same liberal who pretends to be angry about Susan Smith or Casey Anthony will then turn
around and give the thumbs up to women who do the same thing to their children via abortion.
Abuses of Power. Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell may well turn out to be the most lethal serial killer in
U.S. history. His recent murder conviction gave only a glimpse of his carnage at the end of a career that spanned more than three
decades. Yet Gosnell operated with impunity right under the noses of Pennsylvania health and legal authorities for years, without
routine government health-code and licensing oversight.
Maryland abortion clinics shut down and three doctors suspended. Four Maryland abortion clinics have been shut down and
three doctors have had their licenses suspended after a patient died at one clinic and regulators say they found lax procedures at all
four. The clinics, run by Associates in OB/GYN Care, were shuttered last month after state regulators received a complaint about a
patient receiving an abortion-inducing drug with no doctor present.
Late-Term Madness in New York. Ed Mechmann points out that Andrew Cuomo's Women's Equality
Act would open the doors for non-doctors performing abortions, including late-term abortions. (Kermit Gosnell was a doctor, and we saw how
well that went.)
restores license of abortion doctor; 2 others' still suspended. A state panel restored the license of the doctor who is
medical director of a group of abortion clinics accused by state regulators of putting women's health at risk, while the licenses of
two other physicians who worked at the clinics remain suspended.
Or a comprehensive transformation of America? [O]ur Congress doesn't seem to [care] about our national sovereignty, our
national future or our national character. All that matters is embracing and welcoming foreign workers into our country because
we are about 50 million short of the number of citizens needed to maintain our economy thanks to legalized abortion. Talk
about the mother of all unintended consequences!
The Grey Lady's Grudging Abortion Admission.
In a piece in its upcoming Sunday [6/16/2013] magazine, the New York Times allows in an absurdly roundabout way that a recent
study has found that the vast majority of women denied abortions end up glad that they gave birth. If you blink, you might miss
the decisive quote from the researcher, Diana Greene Foster. It comes very late in the piece: "About 5 percent of the
women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn't. And the rest of them adjust."
Clinton: My great-grandparents didn't have access to Planned Parenthood's crucial services. Which "services" does she wish her unwed teenaged
great-grandparents were able to avail themselves of? Let's give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that she means contraception, not you know what.
America's abortion warriors can't be so far gone that they're now lamenting their ancestors' inability to terminate them out of existence.
Death Wish! I don't wish my political opponents were dead or had never been
born. I simply wish they would either 1) come to their senses or 2) lose elections so we don't 3) end up with crappy, corrupt,
America-destroying administrations like the current one. No, it's Chelsea here who, following thoughtlessly in the footsteps of her parents, is
wishing herself right smack dab off the face of the earth!
Calling Evil, Good, And Good, Evil.
In the respective Biblical Books of Isaiah (Isaiah 5:20) and Jude (Jude 1:10), the Lord warned us that in the last days that we were
going to call evil, good, and good, evil. Nowhere was this oxymoronic perversion more evident than to hear and witness the reportage of
the successful Filibuster, executed by Wendy Davis, a Texan politician, whose efforts prevented a law that would have banned late-term Abortion
to pass — you know late-term Abortion... that evil procedure where doctors are given an exception to breach the Hippocratic Oath of
first doing no harm to kill viable children in the wombs of women. This Texan politician, Wendy Davis, who pulled off the Filibuster,
was lauded from coast to coast and there was even talk to use those wicked coattails — of keeping in place a law that has murdered
countless of viable babies in the womb — to run for higher office.
The Editor says...
The Bible does not say that we will (all) call evil good, and call good things evil. It says "Woe unto them that call evil good,
and good evil;" which means don't do that. Any time someone quotes from the Bible, read it for yourself.
The New 'Pro-Choice' Mantra: 'Hail Satan!'
Not surprisingly, as the pro-abortion side loses legislative battle after legislative battle, its "true colors" are coming into focus.
Those colors are darker than many might have imagined. [...] Understandably, many leftists now complain that this frank display of "pro-choice"
allegiance to the prince of darkness has hurt the multi-billion dollar baby-killing biz. They're right. It has. It's
blown away the smokescreen of euphemistic "pro-choice" rhetoric and propaganda to expose, naked beneath, that which lies at abortion's
inglorious core: Death, death and more death.
When Is a Ban on Abortions 'Extreme'?
The American left loves Western European democracies for their cultural sensibilities and for their policies on everything from crime to health
care. One policy area where you won't hear American liberals cite the European example, though, is abortion. The reason is simple:
Abortion law is far more restrictive in Europe than in the United States. [...] The banning of late-term abortions now being considered in the
House of Representatives and some American states would seem only civilized to most Europeans.
Court backs parental notification for abortions. The Illinois Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of a 1995 law that
requires doctors to notify parents of girls younger than 17 who seek an abortion. The decision clears the way for the state to enforce the
state parent notification law following a lengthy legal battle.
Bias alert! The Washington Post makes a great effort, in the article below, to portray
the abortion clinic operators as victims.
City abortion clinic, busiest in Virginia, closes. A women's health care clinic in Fairfax City that performed more abortions than any
other location in Virginia has closed, and it's unclear whether it will reopen elsewhere. The closure, and the clinic's difficulty finding new
space, highlight a growing issue in the abortion debate: changes in local and state regulations and standards for abortion clinics.
A Battle For The Inalienable Right
To Life In Texas. Before the firestorm surrounding George Zimmerman's exercising his right to self-defense, there was Kermit Gosnell,
the late-term abortion doctor who was convicted of murdering African-American babies who somehow survived his procedure only to be slain outside
the womb. Unlike Zimmerman, Gosnell received little media concern, though the children he killed would never grow up to wear a hoodie,
and abortion, including the late-term variety, poses a greater threat to the viability of the black community than gang bangers and neighborhood
Perry Signs Abortion Restriction
Bill. Perry signed the legislation at a ceremony Thursday morning [7/18/2013]. The bill will require abortion clinic doctors
to have hospital admitting privileges, restrict abortions to surgical centers, dictate when abortion-inducing drugs can be taken and ban abortions
after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Chile Cathedral Attacked in Abortion
Rights Rally. Abortion-rights demonstrators vandalized Chile's main cathedral during a Mass and used pews as barricades during clashes with
Abortion-rights activists borrow technique from opponents
in Wichita protest. It was not your typical Kansas abortion protest. But it was indicative of a national trend of abortion-rights
activists adopting some of the harsher methods that have been used against them in the past. Assailing anti-abortion counselors as liars, about
15 activists from around the country — and a couple of Wichitans who joined in — gathered for a rhetorically sharp protest Friday outside
A Better Choice, an anti-abortion pregnancy crisis center near Central and Hillside. The center shares a parking lot with the anti-abortion
activist group Operation Rescue, known for its protests targeting clinics that provide abortions and the homes of people who work at them.
Who Wants to be Pro-Choice? The pro-abortion crowd is dwindling.
The movement is in shambles. Sure, there is still a lot of money involved in exploiting women in desperate situations in this way, so the industry remains, but its
support among the people is slowly dying. It is really being sustained by government. [...] The pro-aborts have been exposed. They said the child was "a blob of
tissue," and ultrasound technology has shown beyond any reasonable doubt that it isn't. They said this was an easy way out for women, and it isn't.
video: Abortion doctor compares death injection to 'flu shot'. The latest investigative video from the anti-abortion
group Live Action unveiled Thursday [6/13/2013] shows an Albuquerque, New Mexico abortion doctor comparing the injection used to
kill a fetus to a flu shot. The shocking video provided to Secrets features recordings from Dr. Carmen Landau, of Southwest
Women's Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a counselor employed at the same facility.
Carhart: Aborting Late-Term Baby
'Like Putting Meat in a Crock-Pot'. In a covertly made tape-recording at a Nebraska abortion clinic, Dr. Leroy Carhart
told a pregnant woman that aborting her late-term baby by subjecting the child to a lethal injection inside the womb was "like putting
meat in a Crock-Pot." "It's like putting meat in a Crock-Pot. Okay? It doesn't get broke — it gets softer.
It doesn't get infected," Carhart said in response to a question from a Live Action investigator who posed as a potential patient.
'Pro-Choice' Fascists Antagonize Austin's Summermoon Coffee Shop for Making a Choice. NARAL, the big abortion lobbying and pestering propaganda group,
wanted a donation for a silent auction. Austin, TX, coffee shop Summermoon declined to donate. Note: They declined to donate to an allegedly pro-choice
group. Which, last time I checked, is their choice to make. Since the donation would come from their property, and all. [...] For making a
choice that the pro-abortionists disagree with, they're "anti-choice."
[Italics in original.]
This is reason enough to leave Facebook, if you didn't have plenty of reasons already:
Facebook Group Says
'Virgin Mary Should've Aborted'. Bible-believing Facebook users who are members of the group, "Catholics & Protestants Against FB Religious
Discrimination" led the online fight to have the page taken down — and succeeded. But, they didn't have long to celebrate. As the
religious group reports, Facebook just reversed its decision. Now, the newly republished "Virgin Mary Should've Aborted" page has over 8,000 likes.
Abortion consensus. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina recently
appeared on ABC's "This Week" and made an observation that may come as a surprise to many abortion-rights advocates. "There are only four countries in the world
that have, that legalize abortion after five months," she noted. She identified those countries as being China, North Korea, Canada and the United States.
Consider that reality in light of the furor surrounding the Texas abortion law that outlawed most abortions after 20 weeks. Opponents insisted that the
Lonestar State was heading back to the Stone Age by preventing late-term abortions. Yet in France, a nation seldom regarded as a bastion of social conservatism,
abortion in most circumstances is illegal after only 12 weeks. The same is true in both Germany and Greece.
Raising money to ensure women have access to abortions.
Sarah Tuttle led her bowling team to a fourth-place finish in a nationwide tournament this April that raised $553,133 to help low-income women seeking
abortions. "Some people fundraise to fight breast cancer; I fundraise for abortion access," said Tuttle, a hot line operator and board member for the
Lilith Fund, a Texas nonprofit that helps women pay for abortions. "It's about having access to abortion and that not being about economics."
Study reveals newborns recall words
heard in utero. The little human being living inside a pregnant mother turns out to be a lot more capable than previously known.
Kathy Drummond describes the research that led to the startling finding that newborns can recall words they heard in the womb [...]
Nurses could perform
abortions in the first 12-weeks of pregnancy under new Californian bill. Nurses in California could soon be allowed to perform abortions within
the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives would be allowed to perform abortions instead of doctors.
Supporters of the bill — which has passed the Californian legislature — say increasing access to abortions in the early stages of
pregnancy would be safer for women.
California legislature approves
non-physician abortions. Remember, of course, that this is all about women's health. [...] While the legislature is at it,
why not allow midwives to do liposuction, too? After all, a liposuction only removes fat, not a "clump of cells," as some would have it,
and that fat doesn't get removed from an internal organ susceptible to perforation. Liposuction gets pricy for the working class, so it's
not really fair that only a doctor can suction fat out of a body.
Albuquerque Becomes Latest Focal Point in
Abortion Wars. At the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum, three dozen people, many of them teenagers, arrived last month without warning.
Wearing T-shirts that said "Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust," they demanded that the museum include an exhibit on what they called the "American genocide" of
legal abortion, and fanned out to scatter cards with pictures of bloody "late-term abortion victims." They then moved outside to picket with a banner
calling Albuquerque "America's Auschwitz."
It's the New York Times, after all, and they couldn't avoid including a few liberal talking points, like calling Operation Rescue a "militant group,"
pointing out that abortion is "legal," and making an unattributed statement that "Some Jewish leaders here are still angry about the Holocaust
comparisons..." when in reality the Holocaust wasn't as bad as the on-going slaughter in America's abortion clinics, simply because the number
of people killed is far greater, and abortion is entirely preventable and has taken place over a period of several decades with the
approval of the courts and the Democratic Party.
Scrutinize W.Va. Abortion
Clinics. Dr. Byron Calhoun, vice chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at West Virginia University Physicians of Charleston,
wrote to Morrisey about the abortion clinics, both located in Charleston. "We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients ... with
complications from abortions at these centers," Calhoun wrote. Care provided at the clinics is substandard, he added.
Man pleads guilty to tricking pregnant girlfriend into taking abortion pill.
[John Andrew] Welden was indicted under the rarely used federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, a murder charge that carries a life sentence. Todd Foster, Welden's
defense attorney, told reporters that the stakes of going to trial were too high. "The possibility of a mandatory life sentence, no discretion to the judge, obviously
is a big factor," Foster said.
CA Gov. Brown to
Sign Bill Legalizing Non-Physician Abortions. The bill, AB 154, passed both houses of the state legislature with strong support
from Planned Parenthood and pro-choice groups. Planned Parenthood stands to benefit most directly from the bill, as non-physician staff at
its clinics would be able to obtain abortion licenses. One doctor — who identified himself as pro-choice — told Breitbart
News that "the bill is a disaster since it sends us back 100 years to the problems of the complications from back-steet abortions.
Albuquerque to put first-ever municipal abortion ban on
ballot. A bill banning abortions in Albuquerque after 20 weeks of pregnancy will be put to voters in New Mexico's most populous city in
November and could become the first municipal abortion ban in the nation.
Abortion Clinics Closing at
a Record Rate. For Abby Johnson, the closing of a single Planned Parenthood center demonstrated her dramatic reversal from abortion clinic director to
leading pro-life advocate. But for pro-lifers throughout the United States, it marked another exhibit in a hopeful trend — abortion centers are
shutting down at an unprecedented rate. The total so far this year is 44, according to a pro-life organization that tracks clinic operations.
What Men Choose with Choice. Forty years of
unlimited abortion has given us a broad social acceptance of "choice" within the ranks of the elites. Nowhere is this more evident than in
Washington, D.C., where NARAL is sponsoring a gala event called "Men for Choice."
California's Brown Signs Bill Permitting Non-Physician
Abortions. The legislation, which had been pushed vigorously by Planned Parenthood, had been strongly opposed by pro-life groups and some physicians, arguing that it amounted
to legalizing back-alley abortions for profit.
100 Pro-Abortion Storytelling Events Organized Across Country.
On Monday [10/28/2013], pro-abortion groups across the country launched an organized effort to feature women telling uplifting stories of their abortions.
[...] MTV star Katie Stack of 16 and Pregnant will be joining the campaign. [...] "It's very hard to talk about abortion without the negativity,
without calling people murderers, without the judgment," Stack explained. "The speak-out event is almost an experiment to see if it's possible. [...]"
The Editor says...
Abortion and capital punishment have this in common: Liberals find ways to defend abortion without mentioning the death of a baby,
just as they want to fight capital punishment without mentioning the gruesome details of capital crimes. Liberals specialize in
half-truths and one-sided stories.
Colombian baby alive 10 hours after being declared dead. A
premature Colombian baby was found alive by a morgue attendant 10 hours after doctors had declared her dead, officials said.
protest against Catholics in Argentina as classy as you'd expect. After watching the video, one might guess that the police were intimidated
by the sheer size of the protest. Clearly, they didn't want to intervene on behalf of some people who were turning themselves into passive human
shields to protect their place of worship. It's not as if they had been taken by surprise, though, because this happens every year in Argentina
for its National Meeting of Women, and a trek to defile the local cathedral is always on the agenda.
Abortion provider lied about
insurance, N.J. prosecutors say. Three years ago, New Jersey regulators suspended abortion provider Steven Brigham's medical license for
endangering and deceiving patients. During the suspension hearing, he testified that he was covered by medical malpractice insurance. Now,
as Brigham, 57, tries to regain his license, New Jersey prosecutors have submitted evidence that his sworn statement was yet another lie. They
allege that not only did he stop carrying required liability insurance around 2006, but last month produced a phony insurance policy when forced to
back up the statement.
Named Most Pro-Life State; Washington The Least. Americans United for Life released their annual "Life List" report on the
most and least pro-life states in the US. This year, Louisiana came out on top for the fifth straight year, followed by Oklahoma,
Arkansas, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. Nos. 46. Connecticut, 47. New York, 48. Vermont, 49. California, and 50. Washington
state brought up the rear, with Washington placing last for the fifth straight year.
Inside the Beltway: The bipartisan side of the
March for Life. Lawmakers are not ignoring the March for Life, scheduled at high noon Wednesday on the National Mall, and currently the largest pro-life
demonstration on the planet, according to organizers. "In a rare feat for the nation's capital, representatives from both sides of the aisle will come together,"
the organizers say, pointing out that keynote speakers include House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and Rep. Dan Lipinski, Illinois Democrat.
Also speaking, though the House is in recess this week: Republican Reps. Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey and Vicky Hartzler of Missouri.
March for Life, and pro-life
movement, now led by young adults. A 28-year-old dynamo working on college campuses across the nation, Students for Life President
Kristan Hawkins, exemplifies why hers is the "pro-life generation." Ms. Hawkins feels deeply the loss of nearly one-third of her age group.
"The undeniable fact is that nearly a third of my generation was killed by abortion. We are missing brothers, sisters, cousins, friends,
husbands and wives. But [we're] determined to set it right. We've seen the ultrasounds of our siblings, Googled 'abortion' and seen
the bloody images, and sat with a friend as she cried about her abortion," she says. "This youth generation is the most pro-life generation
of young people since 1973.
Guttmacher Study Shows
Pro-life Success in Swing States. Earlier this month, the Guttmacher Institute released their 2013 state-policy review. The
report indicates that pro-lifers continue to make very good legislative progress at the state level. In 2013, 70 state-level pro-life measures
were enacted — making 2013 the second most productive year on record. The report specifically cites Texas, North Dakota, North
Carolina, and Arkansas as being especially active in passing pro-life laws.
Mark Abortion Decision, Obama Touts 'Freedom and Opportunities to Fulfill Their Dreams'. In a statement marking the controversial Supreme
Court ruling Roe v. Wade, President Obama says that "this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams."
Moral Case For Allowing Abortion Grows Ever Weaker. This is the 41st anniversary of the day the Supreme Court found that a
generalized right to privacy it had basically invented, meant that a woman has a constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life, a human
being with a beating heart. That's what a fetus as young as six weeks is. Small wonder these protesters still come every year to
register their continuing objections. Some estimates are that as many as 55 million abortions — 55 million —
have occurred since the Court acted.
Extreme Cuomo Governs Abortion
Capital of America. New York and the abortion industry have a long and lucrative history up to and including the present day.
[Governor] Cuomo has happily carried on the tradition of protecting a woman's "right" to end her baby's life, which makes his "astonishing"
statement not so astonishing. Just in the past year, the Catholic governor and various women's groups have been promoting a bill to
codify federal abortion rights into state law, leading to greater access. But exactly how much more access do women need in New York?
father welcomes healthy baby Iver, says goodbye to wife on life support. A healthy baby boy entered the world Saturday evening,
as the heartbreaking human drama of one Victoria family came to a both an end and a beginning. On Monday evening [2/10/2014], Dylan Benson
announced on Facebook the birth of his son Iver Cohen Benson, and said goodbye to his wife Robyn, a 32-year-old who was declared brain dead
five months into her pregnancy.
Two weeks earlier, there was a similar case with the opposite outcome:
Brain-dead Texas woman taken off ventilator.
A wrenching court fight — about who is alive, who is dead and how the presence of a fetus changes the equation — came to an end
Sunday [1/26/2014] when a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman was taken off a ventilator.
Judge orders JPS
Hospital to withdraw life support for brain-dead pregnant woman. The judge has sided with the family of Marlise Muñoz and
ordered JPS Hospital to declare the pregnant woman dead and withdraw life support by 5 p.m. Monday [1/27/2014]. Muñoz's husband,
Erick Muñoz, declined to comment as he left the courtroom. His attorney Jessica Janicek said justice was done.
Assistant gets 6-12 years for Gosnell
clinic role. Middle-aged, a graduate of a Caribbean medical school just starting to take his licensing exams, looking for work in the job market's
offseason — it wasn't surprising that Steven Massof had trouble finding a residency program. So Massof leaped at the chance to work at Kermit Gosnell's
Women's Medical Society in West Philadelphia. [...] What no one — least of all Massof — could explain to Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge
Benjamin Lerner was why he stayed five years, working under the table for $300 a week, performing illegal late-term abortions and killing infants born alive.
State shuts down abortion clinic, suspends
doctor's license. Texas officials have shut down a Houston abortion clinic and suspended the license of its doctor under a new state law
requiring physicians who perform the procedure to hold admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Department of State Health Services has
revoked the abortion license of A Affordable Women's Medical Center and the Texas Medical Board has temporarily suspended the medical license of Dr.
Theodore M. Herring Jr., the facility's medical director and sole provider of abortions, the agencies announced Friday [2/14/2014]. Herring
unlawfully performed 268 abortions between Nov. 6 and Feb. 7, according to the two agencies.
'Anti-Abortion Is Anti-American'. Everybody says something stupid and offensive at one time or another. But it
takes a special kind of ideologue to turn it into a speech repeated over and over. And that ideologue is NARAL Pro-Choice
America President Ilyse Hogue. We missed it the first time she told a crowd that pro-lifers are "un-American." That
was at a Feb. 4 event in Washington, D.C. marking the pro-abortion group's 45th anniversary. But Hogue liked it so much
she said it again in San Francisco on March 4, at an event featuring Sandra Fluke, America's most famous birth control user.
National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. Planned Parenthood of New York City has some ideas about how best to observe
National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day today. You can "help change the overall climate from one where abortion providers are
vilified and attacked to one where they are honored and upheld as the heroes they are" in a number of ways. One suggestion is to
send a thank-you note to your local abortionist; another is to "send flowers to reproductive health centers near you."
Abortion Fund Offers Coat-Hanger Pendant for Donors. The D.C. Abortion Fund (DCAF) is offering a coat hanger
pendant to all who donate $10 or more a month to the non-profit organization that gives money to women of D.C., Maryland,
and Virginia who cannot afford to pay for abortions on their own.
The Symbol of a Lie.
When I read that the DC Abortion Fund was thanking its donors with the gift of a "lovely" wire-hanger pendant, I assumed that
this was going to be one of those made-up stories that make the grandmotherly rounds on Facebook but is not true. It is
true, and the DC Abortion Fund is proud of itself. We as a people should not be. But first a word of praise for
the DC Abortion Fund: The group at least has the intellectual integrity to put the word "abortion" right there in the
middle of its name — no NARAL-style "choice" euphemisms for this merry band of butchers.
babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals. The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated
as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning
foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in 'waste-to-energy' plants which generate power for
heat. Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter
branded 'totally unacceptable.'
Soylent Green Really
Is People. Imagine it's 2014. Nazi concentration camps whose smokestacks emitted the by-product
of incinerated human remains were eradicated more than sixty years before. The only place one
could see such horrors was in old newsreels or science fiction films. Not so fast. It
turns out some smokestacks in the U.K. have been billowing out the burned remains of more
than 15,000 fetuses over the last two years. This would have necessarily included not
only aborted fetuses, but babies that were stillborn or the result of miscarriages as well.
issue is life. Recent news out of Britain stated that in more than two dozen
government-run hospitals, aborted babies and miscarried fetal remains were burned in furnaces as
medical waste without the knowledge of parents. The Telegraph reports that mothers were instead told
that the remains had been cremated. At least two of the hospitals use the furnaces as "waste to
energy" generators to provide heat. [...] I would like to think there would be universal outrage at
this news. But I suspect there won't be. If the unborn child is not a human life worthy of dignity
and respect, what difference does it make how it is disposed of? But, of course, each pre-born
baby is made in the image of the same God who hung the stars in the sky, so how they are treated
makes a great deal of difference.
Babies Burned for Electric Power in USA. A shocking admission from authorities in
Victoria, British Columbia reveals that the remains of aborted babies are disposed of in the US and
sent to a facility that burns waste to provide electric power for Oregon residents. According
to LifeSiteNews, The British Columbia Health Ministry confirmed that biomedical waste is shipped to
the U.S. for destruction. Such waste includes "human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous
tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue."
fetuses incinerated at Oregon waste facility for energy purposes. The British Columbia Health Ministry
admits that it had shipped the remains of aborted fetuses to an Oregon waste-to-energy facility to produce
electricity for residents of the Northwestern state. In an email to the B.C. Catholic, a local Catholic
paper, a Health Ministry official stated that "biomedical waste" had been "transferred" to an Oregon
waste-to-energy facility and this so-called waste included "human tissue, such as surgically removed
cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue."
County Orders Incinerator: Stop Using Aborted Babies to Generate Power. Marion County, Oregon commissioners
approved an order Thursday [4/24/2014] to stop an incinerator from using aborted babies to generate power. The order
states that the incinerator must stop accepting medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure aborted babies are
not among the substances burned to produce electricity. As Breitbart News' Warner Todd Huston reported earlier on
Thursday, authorities in Victoria, British Columbia revealed that the remains of aborted babies are disposed of in the
United States and sent to a facility that burns waste to provide electric power for Oregon residents.
Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming Censorship. Makers of a film on abortionist and convicted murderer
Kermit Gosnell say the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter singled out their project for special objections.
They have ankled the massively popular platform in favor of another crowdfunding site. [...] The filmmakers were
going to use Kickstarter until they received an e-mail saying their project might upset "community guidelines."
will tell the abortion doctor murder story that media didn't. He has been called the most successful serial
killer in U.S. history. But few people recognize the name Kermit Gosnell — not the way they know Jeffrey
Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy. That's because Gosnell's crimes involved killing babies as an abortion doctor
and he was convicted only of the first-degree murders of three children and involuntary manslaughter of one mother.
But two filmmakers hope to change the lack of notoriety for Gosnell, who is serving a life sentence in Pennsylvania for
'Abortion is a gift from
God'. So blares a poster on exhibit at the taxpayer-funded University of Michigan.
So far, I have been able to find no protests from the ACLU or other groups that decry religious
expression at venues that belong to governmental authorities. The poster is the work of
Heather Ault, and is part of a campaign called "4000 years of choice."
tanning salons inspected more regularly than abortion clinics. The state Health Department is
failing to inspect many of New York's abortion clinics — with some facilities escaping scrutiny
for more than a decade, bombshell documents obtained by The [New York] Post reveal. Health inspectors
regulate 25 diagnostic and treatment clinics and surgery centers that provide abortion services —
though pro-choice advocates say there are 225 abortion service providers in New York state. Eight of
the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000-12 span, five were inspected just once, and eight were
inspected only twice or three times — meaning once every four or six years.
Actor Kevin Sorbo: Hollywood, Media Ignoring 'The Crime of the Century'. Although the news media and
Hollywood relish telling stories about horrific crimes and serial killers, they are strangely silent about Dr. Kermit
Gosnell, an abortionist who killed living, viable babies by snipping their spinal cords with scissors, and who is
"America's most prolific serial killer," said actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife Sam Jenkins in a video to promote
funding for a movie about Gosnell.
NY health boss
resigning after agency failed to inspect abortion clinics. State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah is stepping down
amid criticism over his agency's failure to conduct regular inspections of abortion clinics and for delays in releasing a long-awaited
fracking study. Word of Shah's resignation late Wednesday came as the Health Department announced it was scrambling to inspect
25 abortion clinics "within the coming days" — after The [New York] Post reported that it hadn't visited many of them in
more than a decade. The abortion clinic controversy also became a political hot potato for Gov. Cuomo when GOP gubernatorial
candidate Rob Astorino Wednesday accused the Health Department of neglect and called on Shah to resign.
Could Soon Shut Down Its Only Abortion Clinic. Mississippi could soon become the first state in the
nation without a single abortion provider. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit is set to hear oral
arguments next week regarding a 2012 law that would force the only remaining clinic in the state to close immediately.
The legislation is part of a recent wave of antiabortion regulations that have shuttered large numbers of providers
in several states. However, the situation in Mississippi is arguably the most extreme, as the state has only
one facility offering legal abortions. The Mississippi law would require all physicians in health centers that
perform more than 10 abortions a year to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have admitting privileges
at a nearby hospital.
National Journal laments what the rest of us cheer.
Texas Is Permanently Shutting Abortion Clinics and the Supreme Court
Can't Do Anything About It. When Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a sweeping anti-abortion law in 2013,
he did so knowing the measure faced an uncertain future. Indeed, the law is already winding its way through
the legal system, and if its opponents have their way, Texas's reproductive legal code will land in the hands
of the Supreme Court. But such a decision is likely a year or years a way, and back in the Lone Star
State, the final judicial score won't much matter. The law has already had tremendous success in closing
abortion clinics and restricting abortion access in Texas.
Urged to Tell Catholic Church it Has No Right to Oppose Abortion. The Center for Reproductive Rights, a
non-governmental organization that advocates for legalized abortion, is urging the United Nations Committee Against
Torture to tell the Catholic Church that "the freedom of speech and of religion" do not give the church the right to
advocate against abortion. When the committee met in Geneva on Monday for a hearing on the Vatican's compliance
with the Convention Against Torture, Vice Chairperson Felice Gaer, an American, said in her opening statement that laws
that ban all abortion — which is the position of the Catholic Church — may violate the convention.
Poll: Americans Oppose Obamacare's HHS Mandate 53% to 43%. A new poll released Thursday [5/8/2014] shows
that Americans oppose Obamacare's HHS mandate — the rule requiring "free" coverage of contraception,
sterilizations, and the "week-after" pill that may kill human embryos — by a 10-point margin.
Polling on this issue has varied widely, depending on how pollsters frame the question.
Warren Buffett has
given $1.2 billion to abortion groups. May 13, 2014, marks one year since Philadelphia abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell
was convicted of first-degree murder "in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at
his grimy, 'house of horrors' clinic," according to the Associated Press. Gosnell instantly became the face of abortion
in the prolife community. But there's another, more recognizable face pushing abortion in the U.S. — liberal
billionaire Warren Buffett. The so-called "Oracle of Omaha" has donated more than $1.2 billion to abortion
organizations from 2001 to 2012.
McCain Adviser: Amnesty Needed Because Americans Not Making Enough Babies. On Thursday [5/22/2014], a former adviser
to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and the president of a think tank that supports the Senate's amnesty bill said America needed sweeping
amnesty legislation and more immigrants because native-born Americans are not making enough babies. "Like all important policy
issues, it comes down to sex," Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who advised McCain during the 2008 campaign, said Thursday at a National Journal
event on immigration. "The blunt fact is the native-born population does not have a fertility rate high enough to keep the
The Editor says...
There have been 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade. That's one reason for the alleged shortage of native-born American babies.
Polls and Hidden Conservativism. How much should abortion matter in counting up
conservatives and liberals in America? The left has made abortion its litmus test. Supreme Court
nominees, presidential nominees — anyone, really, who wants the left's support for
office — must slavishly adopt the party line on abortion. By the left's own
rhetoric, these abortion polls must matter a great deal.
the science of abortion, liberals are in serious denial. Is the beginning of a human life something we
can know? Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) claimed recently that human life begins at conception, and that this is a
scientific fact. There are two stock responses to such a statement, both obscurantist. The first is the
tack Philip Bump took in trying to create a gotcha blog post about Rubio's statement. Bump promised to boldly
look into the science of human life's origins, and boldly came back saying that there isn't any. After querying a
medical definition of pregnancy and sending it to Rubio's office for comment, Bump threw up his hands and retreated from
the science altogether: [...]
Advocates 'Honor' the 'Bravery and Life's Work' of George Tiller. NARAL Pro-Choice
America, a pro-abortion advocacy group, marked the 5th anniversary of George Tiller's murder on
Friday. The late-term abortionist was shot at his church in Wichita, Kansas, by a man —
later convicted — who said he did it "to protect children." "Today, we honor his
bravery and life's work along with eight other doctors and clinic workers who have died in the line
of duty since 1993," NARAL President Ilyse Hogue said in a news release. "Their legacies inspire
and guide in our work to protect and expand the freedom of women and families to make personal
decisions about their health care. According to the Abortion Federation of America, there have
been eight murders of abortionists and abortion clinic staff between 1993 and 2009.
Courage. Valerie Gatto does not want to talk about abortion. That's probably prudent,
inasmuch as she very much desires to be the next Miss USA, and contestants in that pageant are
expected to have ruthlessly anodyne interests along the lines of reading children's literature to
blind dolphins. But she is admirably direct, even bracing, about the aspect of her life that
intersects that troublesome issue: She was conceived when her mother, a teenager at the time, was
attacked on the streets of Pittsburgh and raped at knifepoint.
and Melinda Gates Foundation Says It Will No Longer Fund Abortion. Melinda Gates, of
the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has announced that her international family planning
foundation will no longer fund abortion because she believes abortion and family planning have
is Importing the Problems Abortion Was Supposed to Eliminate. [S]uddenly, despite the intrusion taking place on our border,
those who normally justify abortion on demand seem overly concerned about the well-being of the destitute youngsters imposing themselves
on not just one woman's life, but all our lives — itinerant youngsters who, if they were traveling in the womb, rather than on
foot, the left would enthusiastically abort. Even Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion president in the history of America, justifies
accepting the tsunami of children streaming in from south of the border by calling it a "humanitarian crisis," which naturally necessitates
the "saving of human lives or ... the alleviation of suffering."
woman punched in Brooklyn knockout game: 'I was worried about the baby'. It may be the
most cold-hearted case of the knockout game yet. A 33-year-old punk punched a pregnant woman in
the face so hard that she lost consciousness. But the creep was quickly arrested, just blocks away,
cops said Friday [8/15/2014]. Jannatul Ferdous — two months from her due
date — told the Daily News she was horrified for her unborn child. "I was scared
and worried about the baby," the 34-year-old victim said at her home in Brooklyn.
The Editor says...
Please note: She wasn't worried about a fetus, or a clump of cells, or any part of her own body,
she was worried about a her baby.
I 'would've died' for my aborted daughter's 'right to choose,' just 'like she died for mine'. What kind of mother asks
her baby to die for her? And what kind of media outlet celebrates that? To take the second question first, The Huffington
Post is promoting a video featuring Scottish "poet" Leyla Josephine, celebrating her decision to abort her daughter. [Video clip]
A Kafkaesque standard of morality:
I would have died for my aborted daughter's right to choose, just like she died for mine. She starts by imagining the moments
she would have shared with her daughter had she been born, then takes to repeating "I am not ashamed," as if trying to convince herself by
incantation that she really isn't.
A Moral Universe Torn
Apart. "I am not ashamed," a young woman says into a camera. "I am not ashamed." The woman is Leyla
Josephine of Glasgow, and she is a self-described feminist performance artist. She is reading a poem titled "I Think She
Was a She" — a poem lauded by The Huffington Post as "unapologetic. ... She ardently declares her power over her body
as she reminds us that a woman exercising her right to choose is not uncommon — and should never be shamefully brushed
under the rug." What, exactly, is this poem? It's Josephine recounting her abortion of her unborn daughter. She
notes, "I know she was a she and I think she would've looked exactly like me. I would've told her stories about her grandfather,
we could've fed the swans at Victoria Park." Then, however, she reveals just what she's done: "I would've supported her
right to choose. To choose a life for herself, a path for herself. I would've died for that right like she died for
mine. I'm sorry, but you came at the wrong time." You came at the wrong time. Therefore, murder is justified.
The Editor says...
If a baby arrives "at the wrong time," that is entirely the mother's fault, not the baby's.
touts 4,000 abortions in 1 year with Clinton's support. Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton's international foundation, in the
spotlight this month for hosting the annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York, back two groups that operate a massive international
abortion business, including one that heralded its 4,000 abortions in a 2013 annual report. Clinton Foundation documents show that
it supports two groups that provide abortion services and supplies in Africa, India and Asia — Pathfinder International and
Population Services International.
Eyewtiness to abortion. Seven years ago,
I took the heartbreaking decision to accompany my teenage daughter to a private abortion clinic where — at 24 weeks and just
inside the legal limit — the life of her unborn baby was terminated. Despite my efforts, I couldn't talk my child out of her
decision, and faced with the agonising choice of going with my daughter or leaving her to go through the ordeal alone, I went with her.
NARAL Ad Compares Pro-life Group to a Molester. We've seen some shameful and
misleading ads this election cycle, but has the pro-abortion organization NARAL crossed the line?
C. Willke, Doctor Who Led Fight Against Abortion, Dies at 89. Dr. John C. Willke, an
obstetrician who helped establish the modern anti-abortion movement — and whose idea that
rape victims could resist conception was widely challenged — died on Friday [2/20/2015]
at his home in Cincinnati. He was 89.
Yglesias: Watching My Wife Give Birth Made Me More Pro-Abortion. I'm not sure what's
more egregious. 1. Stuffing your newborn child into a Vox onesie shortly after he takes
his first breath. Or, 2. Admitting that watching your wife go through the pregnancy of your first
child has solidified your belief that abortion is OK and should be hassle- and judgment-free. Apparently
Vox executive editor Matthew Yglesias is unaware that his newborn son will one day read.
spa-like abortion clinic is part of a trend to 'destigmatize' the procedure. With its
natural wood floors and plush upholstery, Carafem aims to feel more like a spa than a medical
clinic. But the slick ads set to go up in Metro stations across the Washington region leave nothing
to doubt: "Abortion. Yeah, we do that." The clinic, opening this week in tony Friendship Heights,
specializes in the abortion pill and will be unique for its advertising. Its unabashed approach also
reflects a new push to destigmatize the nation's most controversial medical procedure by talking
about it openly and unapologetically.
Conservatism and Abortion. [Scroll down] How would Americans feel about Roe
v. Wade if, instead of asking the bland question of supporting or not supporting that decision,
they were asked if they support what this decision really meant? It did not, of course, legalize
abortion. Three states at the time of that decision broadly legalized abortion, but most other
states did provide an exemption for abortion in the case of rape, incest, and the life of the mother.
Indeed, in Texas, the state from which Roe v. Wade came, the mother could have had an abortion if
she had been raped. The problem was that the mother stated that she had been raped when, in fact,
she had not.
woman kept alive 54 days delivers baby boy. Doctors in Nebraska prolonged the life of
a brain dead woman for 54 days so she could deliver a baby boy named Angel. Karla Perez, 22,
died two days after the delivery, the Washington Post reported late Friday [5/1/2015]. Angel
weighed just 2 pounds, 12.6 ounces at birth. The last time a brain-dead woman in the U.S.
delivered a baby was 1999, the paper said.
babies can survive at 22 weeks, study finds. A new study finds that babies are
sometimes able to survive when born at just 22 weeks, raising questions for the abortion debate.
The study released Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that 5.1 percent of babies
born at 22 weeks were able to survive, and 3.4 percent were able to survive without severe
impairments. Most of the variation between hospitals in survival rates is due to how heavily
they decide to treat these premature babies.
The Editor says...
That doesn't mean they aren't human at 21 (or 20 or 19...) weeks, they're just more fragile.
Term Abortion Defenders Are the Real Science Deniers. For contemporary liberals there
is no worse offense that to be "against science," a term that is loosely thrown about to silence
skepticism about environmental extremism. But a new study published in the New England Journal
of Medicine illustrates that those decrying the effort to oppose late term abortions as a
right-wing "war on women" are not only on questionable moral ground but also disregarding scientific
facts about premature babies. According to the Journal, it is now clear that babies born at
22 or 23 weeks into pregnancy have a decent chance to survive if given treatment. Those
born at 23 weeks are even more likely to live with half doing so without significant problems.
This is good news for families but as even the New York Times tacitly admitted in its story about
the report, it is bad news for those on the left who have been fighting efforts in state legislatures to
ban late term abortions.
For the first time in seven years,
Americans are 'pro-choice'. Half of Americans (50 percent) consider themselves
"pro-choice" on abortion compared to 44 percent who identify as "pro-life" — the first
time since 2008 that the pro-choice position has a significant lead in Americans' views on abortion.
A majority of women (54 percent) are now pro-choice, compared to 46 percent of men, according to
a new Gallup poll.
Decades of Gallup Polls Show Majority of Americans Want Abortion To Be Illegal in Most Cases. In
37 consecutive polls performed throughout the past 21 years on the issue of abortion, Gallup has found
that a majority of Americans surveyed say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. "In the past
20 years, the percentage who say abortion should be illegal in all circumstances or all but a few
circumstances has never dropped below 54 percent," writes Terence P. Jeffrey at CNS News.com.
court upholds strict Texas abortion law closing all but seven clinics. A federal appeals court on Tuesday [6/9/2015]
upheld a strict anti-abortion law in Texas that will close all but seven abortion providers in the state.
upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law. A federal appeals court on Tuesday [6/9/2015] upheld Texas' strict
abortion restrictions that could soon leave only seven abortion clinics open in a state of 27 million people.
United States is a Dying Country. I could only watch over the past 42 years as the
American people have sanctioned, through legal abortions, the death of over 54.5 million children.
Once this disregard of human life took hold, the citizens of this nation were susceptible to wholesale changes
within society. Far too many of the American people, flush with prosperity, willfully ignored the
infiltration of the education, media and entertainment establishments by the 1960's radicals, the most
narcissistic and radical legion of socialist true-believers on the face of the earth. Through the
control of these mediums of indoctrination, an ever increasing percentage of the population has been conditioned
to believe there are no moral absolutes and there is a limitless list of rights as granted by the government.
Since 1973 there has been the open promotion of euthanasia, the abandonment of traditional behavioral guidelines and
the active denigration of organized religion, together with the successful inculcation of the entitlement mentality.
The Centers For Baby Control And Prevention. Imagine how the media would react if the
vast majority of experts advising the Department of Energy on policy were oil industry lackeys. Or
visualize the coverage if only hedge-fund managers had the government's ear on Wall-Street rulemaking?
Badly, I suspect. Yet this is not always the case. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) releases a document called "Providing Quality Family Planning Services Recommendations" —
which is compiled in conjunction with a distastefully Malthusian sounding "U.S. Office of Population
Affairs" — that sets policy recommendations on planning your family. Spacing.
Numbers. Disposal. That sort of thing.
Is A Baby A Baby? Half Of Americans Say Roe v. Wade Gets It Wrong. Over the last
decade, Gallup data show the number of people who don't have an opinion on the topic has risen by
more than 10%. But when people hear doctors assuring buyers they will take care to use their
forceps to "crunch" only above and below the torso to preserve marketable organs, indifference turns
to concern. People start thinking maybe these fetuses aren't the "blobs of tissue" abortion
advocates tell us they are, but rather viable human beings with organs so well-formed and functioning
that an industry exists to harvest them for medical experiments.
would-be father's perspective on Planned Parenthood and loss. This summer my son or daughter would be about
twenty-one. Who knows maybe she'd have a child, too, by now. But I will never know what could have been, because
I didn't have the courage when it mattered.
born 4 months premature on cruise ship wins race against time to survive. A Utah woman who gave birth to a
one-and-a-half pound baby boy four months premature during a Caribbean cruise has revealed how she kept him alive with the
help of the ship's medical staff and a makeshift incubator.
Raid on Abortionist's Car Reveals 14 Containers of Human Tissue, Possibly Fetuses. A police raid on the car of
an abortionist with a history of violations has revealed containers of human tissue — possibly aborted babies —
and medical equipment, leading investigators to hypothesize that Michael Arthur Roth may have been performing illegal abortions out
of the trunk of his car. Police in West Bloomfield, Michigan found "14 containers of human tissue, possibly fetuses, medical
equipment and large amounts of Fentanyl, a drug used for pain and sedation," reports ABC affiliate 7 Action News.
Babies Found in Abortionist's Car But Why Regulate the Abortion Industry? It's shocking, but only for someone
who hasn't been immersed in the diabolical decadence of the Culture of Death. Police just discovered an unbelievably
gruesome assortment of human remains in 14 containers in a raid of an abortionist's car.
Kermit Gosnell on wheels:
Ignore 14 Containers of 'Human Tissue' Found in Abortionist's Car. The media tend to eat up horror stories — except
when abortion is involved. Local stations first broke the news Oct. 13 that police discovered 14 containers of "human tissue" in
a Michigan abortionist's car. The horror story eerily echoed reports from the case of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell — and,
like Gosnell, it didn't tempt coverage from the broadcast networks. All three, ABC, NBC and CBS, turned a blind eye to the news. This
is the story ABC, NBC and CBS censored from their news shows[.]
Human Rights Activist on Two-Child Policy: 'Now They Will Kill Any Baby After Two'. Chinese human rights
activist Chen Guangcheng is not impressed with China's new two-child policy that was announced last week, predicting that its
"evil" practice of forcing women to have sterilizations and abortions will continue. [...] "This is nothing to be happy
about," he tweeted. "First the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] would kill any baby after one. Now they will kill
any baby after two."
Goldberg to Carly Fiorina on 'The View' — 'No One's Harvesting Baby Parts! Come On Girl'. Republican
presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appeared on the show "The View" on Friday [11/6/2015]. She talked issues, and
things got contentious when the subject of abortion came up.
Plays 'Silent Night' as Main Character Has Abortion. How vile is the television industry? They won't just promote toleration of abortion.
They won't just promote abortion itself. They will sanctify abortion, turn it into a sacred rite of passage.
charged with attempted murder in failed coat hanger abortion. A Tennessee woman who cops say tried to abort her 24-week-old baby
with a coat hanger in a bathtub was charged with attempted first-degree murder Wednesday [12/9/2015]. 31-year-old Anna Yocco, of Murfreesboro,
remains jailed on a $200,000 bond, according to the Daily News Journal. Yocca filled a bathtub with water and attempted to self-abort with a
hanger in September, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department report. When she began bleeding, however, she became worried for her safety.
The Editor says...
One wonders how she thought such an operation could be conducted without bloodshed.
California Law Forces Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Abortions. Did you hear about the new bill that California Gov. Jerry
Brown has signed into law? [...] The bill he signed (AB775), named the Reproductive Fact Act, aims to punish pro-life pregnancy centers, which offer
women and girls compassionate alternatives to abortion. Under penalty of ruinous fines for every "violation," the law orders the pro-life centers
to post notices and tell mothers that they can abort their babies and have California taxpayers foot the bill via the state's expansive Medi-Cal program.
convicts woman who cut baby from womb. Jurors convicted a Colorado woman of cutting a stranger's baby from her
womb in a gruesome case that reignited the debate over the legal rights of fetuses. The jury found Dynel Lane guilty of
attempted first-degree murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy in last year's attack. Prosecutors said Lane
went to great lengths to convince others she was expecting a baby before luring Michelle Wilkins to her home with a Craigslist ad
for maternity clothes. Lane then hit and choked Wilkins before using two kitchen knives to cut out the unborn girl.
The Editor says...
Craigslist would function as intended only among moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the transactions of any other.
Trump the intolerable. [T]he
fundamental purpose of government is to protect the vulnerable from violence. There is nobody more vulnerable than a baby. Every year, with our
government's approval, the courts' protection, and our own tax dollars, abortionists kill 1 million babies in this country. They kill tens of
thousands of babies who have reached the age of viability. Donald Trump finds that slaughter acceptable. That makes Donald Trump unacceptable.
Trump stands with President Obama and Hillary Clinton in insisting that taxpayers share complicity in this slaughter by continuing to fund Planned Parenthood.
His recent claims to a pro-life conversion could not be less convincing.
Clinics Are Closing at a Record Pace. Abortion access in the U.S. has been vanishing at the fastest annual pace on record,
propelled by Republican state lawmakers' push to legislate the industry out of existence. Since 2011, at least 162 abortion providers
have shut or stopped offering the procedure, while just 21 opened. At no time since before 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized
abortion, has a woman's ability to terminate a pregnancy been more dependent on her zip code or financial resources to travel. The
drop-off in providers — more than one every two weeks — occurred in 35 states, in both small towns and big
cities that are home to more than 30 million women of reproductive age.
The Editor says...
Good point. The Supreme Court legalized abortion. Not the voters, not their elected officials in Congress.
In a Pro-Abortion Bubble. On the libertine Left, one of the most revered "social justice warriors" is the abortionist.
"Abortion providers" are revered as living statues of liberty, granting the freedom from being "punished with a baby," to quote our current
president. Entire documentaries celebrate them. The latest is Trapped, named after the pro-abortion lingo for any law that
regulates the abortion industry, or as they spin it, "targeted regulation of abortion providers." In the Los Angeles Times,
Katie Walsh provided the propagandistic ooze: "These providers embody a remarkable mix of tenacity and tenderness as they comfort
patients and attempt to discern and comply with labyrinthine regulations." Tenderness. This film followed the usual route of
an abortion propaganda film. [...] In Trapped, the abortionists show they have no conscience. They are not only capable of
doing anything, but of saying anything that advances their daily horrors.
accuses Florida hospital of flushing her miscarried baby down the toilet. Linda Gomez filed suit last week in
Palm Beach County court against Wellington Regional Medical Center, seeking unspecified damages for emotional trauma.
Group's Display Features Baby-Shaped Cookies With Their Heads Broken Off. The pro-abortion students' table had
cookies shaped like babies, many with their heads broken off. Around the baby cookies were papers that said, "Abortion
should remain legal because ..." and included a space for students to write a reason. The College Fix reported the
photos of the display received wide-spread attention on social media after conservative blogger Matt Walsh posted them on
Facebook. Walsh said someone on campus told him about the display and sent the photos.
flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg. Human life begins in bright flash of
light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing 'fireworks' on
film. An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception. Scientists had seen the
phenomenon occur in other animals but it is the first time is has been also shown to happen in humans.
The ACLU's deadly
anti-Catholic vendetta. The ACLU is angry that Catholic hospitals won't perform abortions. The so-called
"civil liberties" organization (if only!) appears to again be revving up to sue Americans who dedicated their lives to saving
others while serving their faith. And the ACLU wants the public to be incensed, too. But its latest ploy will
almost certainly backfire by unintentionally demonstrating how important Catholic hospitals are to American health
care. For example, in trying to raise public hackles over the fact that Catholic institutions don't perform abortions,
the ACLU reminded everyone, in a report issued late last week, of something truly impressive: One out of every six
patients in the United States is cared for in a Catholic hospital.
Law Requires Abortionists To Give Anesthesia Before Abortion Because Babies Feel Pain. A baby at 20 weeks
gestation is "fully capable of experiencing pain." Pro-choicers like to ignore that fact, because it humanizes what they've
convinced themselves to be a blob of lifeless cells. It's sad that this law is even necessary, and even worse that people
actually have a problem with it.
save baby after pregnant Mom's tragic death. Missouri doctors have managed to deliver a baby whose mother was
killed in a crash on her way to a hospital to give birth. The Southeast Missourian reports that 26-year-old Sarah Iler
and the baby's father were driving Wednesday [5/11/2016] from Cape Girardeau to Poplar Bluff when a tanker truck collided with
their SUV. Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Adam Glueck says officers administered CPR in the hopes of saving Iler and
the baby. Iler was declared dead on arrival at a hospital, but doctors performed an emergency cesarean section and
delivered her daughter, Maddyson.
People Complain About Harambe the Gorilla's Death, Thousands of Babies are Aborted. [Scroll down] This
incongruent concern for animals but not unborn children was recently seen in New Zealand. A 24 year old Danish student
tourist, Rasmus Zetner, was fined $10,000 by Judge Brian Callaghan in the Christchurch Court for killing a Whio duck, an endangered
specis [sic] in South Westland.Under the Wildlife Act 1953, the whio duck is an absolutely protected species. Its killing is a
serious crime, on conviction the offender may be fined up to $100,000, or imprisoned for up to two years. This crime was
considered important news and was given extensive coverage by all the media in New Zealand. Yet New Zeland allows the killing
of an unborn baby.
Stem Cell Fail as Firm Goes Defunct. In 2004, Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards promised that if John
Kerry won, people would rise out of their wheelchairs and walk. In the 2006 election, actor Michael J. Fox, who suffers
from Parkinson's, made a commercial for Democratic Senate candidates in which he urged voters to support those candidates who
opposed restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research and stood in the way of imminent miracles.
Private funding, it should be noted, was never restricted. The only thing that stood in the way of miracle cures from
embryonic stem cell research miracle cures, we were told, was the pro-life movement and those wascally Republicans who were
putting embryos ahead of the sick and paralyzed. [...] Some 12 years after Edwards made his messianic claim, ESCR has
proven quite literally to be a bankrupt line of research.
boots abortionist in 'demonic' baby-killing rant. A California hospital has reportedly severed ties with an
abortionist involved in a "demonic" confrontation with a pro-life activist, in which the doctor charged through the front
doors of a medical facility while wielding a pair of scissors and proclaimed his "love" of tearing unborn babies apart in the
womb. The bizarre exchange with Dr. Robert Santella outside his Family Planning Associates abortion facility in
San Diego was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube, reported WND.
Show' tweet encouraging abortions pulled after backlash. Comedian Trevor Noah's "The Daily Show" faced fierce backlash on Monday
[6/27/2016] for tweeting "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!" after the U.S. Supreme Court's Whole Woman's
Health v. Hellerstedt ruling. Professional pundits and everyday Twitter users responded with a flurry of condemnation after Comedy
Central's official "The Daily Show" account implied the supreme court's 5-3 ruling was a cause for celebratory sex — and abortions.
to require burial or cremation of aborted fetuses. Texas intends to require that aborted fetuses be buried or
cremated under new rules following the US Supreme Court's decision to strike down two of the state's most restrictive
panel seeks criminal charges for University of New Mexico in abortion research. A prominent southwest
university's medical school could face a criminal probe after it was revealed that students dissected aborted fetal brains
and other body parts at a summer camp. The University of New Mexico was accused of illegally transferring fetal tissue
by the House Select Panel of Infant Lives in a recent letter to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas.
abortion facility torn down to make way for pro-life memorial. An Ohio abortion facility shuttered by state
health inspectors has been demolished to make way for a memorial for the unborn. The Center for Choice clinic in
Toledo, Ohio, was shut down in 2013 after inspectors found moldy and rusted equipment, reported the Christian Times.
Dolan Rebukes "Catholics" for Choice: This Pro-Abortion Group is Not Catholic. An abortion advocacy
organization called "Catholics for Choice" (CFC) placed deceptive full-page newspaper ads in multiple cities on September 12
calling for taxpayer funding of abortion in the name of the Catholic faith. As the U.S. Catholic bishops have stated
for many years, the use of the name 'Catholic' as a platform to promote the taking of innocent human life is offensive not
only to Catholics, but to all who expect honesty and forthrightness in public discourse. CFC is not affiliated with the
Catholic Church in any way. It has no membership, and clearly does not speak for the faithful. It is funded by
powerful private foundations to promote abortion as a method of population control.
pregnancy centers must make abortion referrals, 9th Circuit rules. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled
against a coalition of pro-life pregnancy centers on Friday, upholding a California law that requires them to refer patients
to publicly funded contraception and abortion services, even if doing so violates their moral and religious beliefs.
The decision upheld a lower court ruling saying California law AB 775, or the FACT Act, does not violate the First Amendment
rights of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates and two other faith-based nonprofits. Matt Bowman, senior
counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents the appellants, called the decision a "clear violation" of
constitutionally protected rights to freedom of speech and religious expression.
to Require Burials After Many Abortions. Texas health officials have adopted a new rule that would require burials after
many abortions conducted in the state — a decision that could have a profound effect on providers there. The rule,
which was submitted to the Texas secretary of state by the Texas Department of Health Services last Monday, changes the manner in which
fetal tissue can be disposed of following an abortion at a clinic, hospital or other medical setting. While previously the tissue
was to be disposed of in the same matter as most other medical waste in a sanitary landfill, state health officials are now requiring
fetal tissue to be interred, regardless of the gestational duration, if a woman has an abortion in those settings.
challenges new Texas rules over fetal remains. Advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Monday [12/12/2016] seeking to
prevent Texas from requiring hospitals and abortion clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains rather than disposing of them in
a sanitary landfill, as they most often currently do with such remains and other biological medical waste.
Stephanopoulos Brags Daughter Threw Pro-Abortion Hissy Fit After Trump Won. Nothing could make a liberal power
couple's hearts swell up with pride more than the sweet sounds of their young daughter throwing a pro-abortion hissy
fit. That's exactly what happened Tuesday on The View, when actress/comedian Ali Wentworth, married to ABC
anchor George Stephanopoulos, boasted about how "upset" her young daughter was with Trump's win. Wentworth bragged that
the 14-year-old ranted and raved around their home afterwards, sulking about abortion and "women's rights."
Wife: Our 14-Year-Old Daughter Screamed 'NO ABORTION!' After Horrifying Trump Win. If you're wondering
why the left has gone insane, perhaps it's because they were raised to be insane, and they're raising their children the same
way. Why in the world does a 14-year-old girl think that her world is ending because Donald Trump has been elected
president? More importantly, why would she think her world is ending because of possible restrictions on abortion?
Are leftist parents truly raising their daughters to believe that their rights to freedom are dependent on their ability
to kill their own offspring in the womb?
fired for employer's refusal to accommodate. Alexia Palma, who immigrated from Guatemala as a child, worked for
Legacy Community Health in Houston as a health educator in its clinic for low income patients from the inner city area.
Because her Catholic beliefs prohibit her from practicing contraception, the management at her company allowed her to show a
video on the subject, rather than teach it herself — a class that comprised only 2 percent of her job.
Palma said that this arrangement was working fine ... while it lasted. "This was working perfectly clear for a
year-and-a-half — until new management came in [and] found out about my accommodation," she explained.
Is Throwing in a Side Order of Abortion Funding with Every Slab of Mediocre Ribs in KY and IN. Back in 2011, a
California Chili's restaurant teamed with the local Planned Parenthood to raise funds for the abortion giant. The Mar
Monte Chili's location passed out flyers to diners, promising that if they just showed the paper when they came to eat,
Chili's would donate 15% of their total bill to Planned Parenthood. But once the flyers went public, the restaurant
received so much backlash that the fundraiser was canceled. Instead, the Mar Monte Chili's donated $200 to Planned
Game Changer. You can't unlearn," Ann McElhinney insists, referring to what she and her husband, Phelim
McAleer, refer to in the subtitle of their new book, Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial
Killer. In April 2013, the Irish-born investigative journalists focused their attention on the Kermit Gosnell trial
going on in Philadelphia, about the abortions performed at the clinic now known by those who didn't look away as a "house of
horrors." The evidence prosecutors showed in court was grisly. As McElhinney has put it: "The humanity
in all the pictures is unmistakable, the pictures of the babies that were shown as evidence in the Gosnell trial were first-,
second-, and third-trimester babies, in all their innocence and perfection." Coinciding with the 44th anniversary in
January of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, Gosnell, their book, is a precursor to a movie
they've completed production work on. Starring Dean Cain (formerly Superman on the primetime Lois & Clark), the
movie is still in need of a distributor. You can imagine how popular such a sell would be in Hollywood —
whose stars most recently took the stage in the so-called women's marches to protest Donald Trump as president and to insist
on continued taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.
will let felon abortionist get back to work. Thomas Gordon has terminated preborn babies in his Grand Rapids
abortion clinic but won't be doing so for a while after running afoul of state laws. Chris Gast of Right to Life of Michigan
says Gordon never informed health regulators of his criminal record that includes criminal convictions for domestic assault.
can recognise faces while still in the womb, scientists find. Incredible moving images of unborn infants before
their birth, shows that they turn their heads towards shapes which resemble faces — with the position of eyes and nose picked
out. But when they see a random shape, they ignore it, scientists at Lancaster University have found. The finding
suggests that the instinct to recognise facial features develops before a baby has even see its first face. It also
shows that an unborn baby's senses are already well developed and parents should begin interacting with their child while it
is still in the womb.
Fonda's Mother Had Nine Abortions Before Fonda Was Born, She Then Committed Suicide. A new report reveals some of the intense family drama behind
pro-abortion activist Jane Fonda's parents. The report describes how Fonda's father was cold and a bully, as well as a shameless womaniser and Jane always
blamed her manic depressive mother Frances for their break-up. [...] Obviously Frances had quite a bit on her plate emotionally — including all of the
relationship issues — that ultimately caused her a mental breakdown and led to her taking her own life, but the multiple abortion undoubtedly played
a role. There have been numerous studies that found an association between abortion and suicide. Other studies have found a link between abortion and
depression (which is a major risk factor for suicide).
Abortion Doula Class Teaches How to Hold a Woman's Hand While She Kills Her Baby. Abortion activists held a
class last week in Denver, Colorado to teach doulas how to support women's decisions to abort their unborn babies.
Traditionally, doulas are people who provide emotional support and education to women through their pregnancies, labor and
sometimes into the first few months of parenting. But abortion activists now are training doulas to encourage and
support aborting unborn babies. Vice reports the Colorado Doula Project organized the first formal abortion doula
training in the state last week, and 50 people attended. The pro-abortion group said there already is a waiting list
for the next training.
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