Debunking 6 myths surrounding Georgia’s ‘heartbeat bill’
By Nancy Flanders | May 15, 2019 , 03:23pmThe passage and signing of Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill,” or HB 481, have caused a media storm of myths about what the bill means for women — specifically those who suffer miscarriages. Politicians, pundits, and major media outlets have made illogical claims that the bill puts women at risk of prosecution and even life in prison for the devastating loss of their preborn children. But that and all the other myths are merely fearmongering by abortion advocates.
Major media such as Glamour, Slate, and Business Insider are making outlandish claims that women who miscarry could face investigations, and if convicted, spend 30 years to life in prison. Senator Jen Jordan, D-Atlanta, addressed the Georgian Senate in March, wrongly claiming that women who miscarry would face investigation and possible prosecution. Jordan claimed that “Any woman who suffers a miscarriage could be subject to scrutiny regarding whether or not she intentionally acted to cause that miscarriage.”
Let’s debunk six of the most prevalent myths out there about the heartbeat bill.
Myth 1: The Heartbeat Bill treats miscarriage and abortion the same.
This is false. According to the bill, “abortion” is the “act of using, prescribing, or administering any instrument, substance, device, or other means with the purpose to terminate a pregnancy with knowledge that termination will, with reasonable likelihood, cause the death of an unborn child….” But, if these acts are done to remove a miscarried (in other words, already deceased) preborn child caused by “a spontaneous abortion” or to treat an ectopic pregnancy, then these acts would not be considered an abortion. A spontaneous miscarriage is defined in the bill as a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Myth 2: Those who commit illegal abortions will face 30 years to life in prison.
This isn’t true. The Heartbeat Bill changes nothing about how those who commit illegal abortions are punished. Georgia Code Section 16-12-140 clearly states that “A person convicted of the offense of criminal abortion shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.” Based on this law, which still stands regardless of the Heartbeat Bill, the maximum sentence for a practitioner who commits an illegal abortion is not more than ten years, and even then, the abortionist would be prosecuted, not the woman.
Myth 3: Women will be prosecuted for illegal abortions.
It’s already been established that no woman would go to jail over an abortion at all, nevermind spend 30 years to life in prison. The code states that only the person who “administers any medicine, drugs, or other substance whatever to any woman or when he or she uses any instrument or other means whatever upon any woman with intent to produce a miscarriage or abortion” would be punished. That means 1) those who commit an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected would not receive life imprisonment, and 2) only the third party individual who commits the abortion would face prosecution – not a woman who undergoes oneor who commits a self-abortion.
David French reports at National Review:
In Hillman v. State, the Court of Appeals of Georgia rejected the prosecution’s effort to imprison a woman who shot herself in the stomach to kill her unborn child. Interpreting Section 16-12-140, it said, “This statute is written in the third person, clearly indicating that at least two actors must be involved.” Accordingly, it “does not criminalize a pregnant woman’s actions in securing an abortion, regardless of the means utilized.”
As Erick Erickson points out in a piece for The Resurgent, “… since 1876, Georgia has prohibited the prosecution of any woman for the death of her child in utero and it is clear law in Georgia that ‘pregnant woman upon whom the abortion procedure was performed cannot be indicted for this offense.'” He goes on to say that in the case of Hillman, the court made it clear that under Georgia law, a woman can’t be charged for the death of her preborn child under any circumstances. The Heartbeat Bill doesn’t change any of this.
Not only does the bill not criminalize women, but it states, “Any woman upon whom an abortion is performed in violation of this Code section may recover in a civil action from the person who engaged in such violation all damages available to her under Georgia law….”
Myth 4: Women will be investigated for miscarriages.
“This is the most harebrained, inconsiderate, illogical ridiculous idea I think I’ve ever heard,” Joshua Edmonds, Executive Director of Georgia Life Alliance, said of the myth on Facebook. “Not only does our law not actually change anything about the current law dealing with miscarriage, it provides an additional layer of protection for mothers who suffer through the pain of child loss in the womb.”
Approximately 15 to 25 percent of confirmed pregnancies are thought to end in miscarriage. It’s ludicrous for anyone to think that women would have to prove they are innocent of illegal abortions after suffering miscarriages, especially since they can’t be prosecuted for illegal abortions anyway.
Still, the Washington Post made the claim that a woman who miscarried might have to prove so if her doctor were being investigated for committing illegal abortions. However, HIPAA laws would protect a woman from having to do such a thing. While the local district attorney could have access to health records, the women’s identities would be protected by law. It has been this way for years, and the Heartbeat Bill did not change it.
Myth 5: If a woman from Georgia obtains an abortion in another state she would face charges.
Social media rumor has it that because the new Georgia law makes preborn children legal persons when a heartbeat is detected, it would mean that if a woman drove to another state to obtain an abortion which is legal in that state, she could be charged with murder or conspiracy to commit murder. This is not true.Georgia law can’t charge anyone for a crime committed in another state in which the act is not a crime. Just as people who live in a state where gambling is illegal can’t be arrested for gambling in Las Vegas, the same rule applies to women who travel for an abortion. In fact, this already happens in cases of late-term abortions in which women leave their home state (where it is illegal) in order to undergo a legal one in another state.
Myth 6: The Georgia bill will be struck down because other heartbeat bills have been.
Not necessarily. The fact is that no other abortion law in the country has ever been written like the Georgia one in which the child in the womb is a person. This is important because in the Roe v. Wade decision, Justice Harry Blackmun stated, “If this suggestion of personhood is established, [Roe’s] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.” The Georgia Heartbeat Bill addresses this parameter set by Roe, something no other Heartbeat Bill has done. Saying the preborn child is a person presents a novel question to the court.
How to Find Your Best Aiming Eye
To Learn Which Eye You Should Aim with, What Do You Need?
With just your hands, you can learn which eye is your strongest one, regardless of whether you have glasses or contacts. Once you do learn which eye is your strongest, you’ll want to use it as your aiming eye to center targets and set sights. This is the eye that will give you the most accurate results.
Extend your arms straight in front of you. Create a triangle with your hands by touching the tips of each index finger as well as each thumb. Focus on something within your site, putting it in the center of the triangle you created.
Close each eye, one at a time, and look at the object while your arms are still extended and your hands form a triangle. Note which eye keeps the object closest to the center of the triangle. This eye is your strongest eye.
The brain actually merges the two images you see to create just one. Think of your strongest eye as the lead eye, and the one you should use for aiming your gun, bow, or other device.
Joy Villa in a dress that says “F*** Planned Parenthood” (Facebook)
Already known for her pro-Trump dresses, singer Joy Villa wore a custom-made gown Monday night for the premiere of the pro-life move “Unplanned” emblazoned with the words “F— Planned Parenthood.”
In February, Villa wore a gown hand-painted with the phrase “Build the Wall” and sported a red purse that read “Make America Great Again.”
“Unplanned” tells the story of the political and spiritual transformation of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson.
“I told Johnson I wanted to do a custom dress for the premiere because I wanted her to be in on it, because this is her film, her story, it’s very personal. She wrote it and produced it. So we came up with some options,” Villa told the Hollywood Reporter.
“She went on to make an offhand remark and said, ‘or we could always do ‘F— Planned Parenthood,'” Villa added. “It’s controversial enough to get people’s attention and it also is the underlying message of the film.”
#UnplannedMovie LA premiere in my custom @Desidesignsdress! @UnplannedMoviepic.twitter.com/xyIRBcWwNG
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) March 19, 2019
Villa’s gown was custom-made by Desi Lee Allinger-Nelson of Orange County-based Desi Designs Couture, the Reporter said.
The actress said “abortion is not health care and Planned Parenthood has been pushing that and indoctrinating girls with pink and girliness.”
“So that’s why my dress is hot pink and very girly.”
The Hollywood Reporter noted that leaders in the Christian community and in Hollywood have criticized the MPAA ratings board for giving the film an R rating.
The film has no profanity or violence, but the MPAA rated it R for “objectionable” scenes involving abortion.
Villa told Newsweek she knew she would get “a lot of flack” for the dress.
“I’m not really scared anymore,” Villa said. “I’ve been tagging Planned Parenthood in posts exposing their murder ways and what they’re doing, being very vocal. But it does make me a target.”
She said she needs a security detail when she goes out.
“I always have people around me. But the freedom experience of being able to be truly me and a beacon of hope for so many who can’t speak up is worth it,” she said.
Joy Villa at the 2017 Grammy Awards (Twitter)
“This is who I am and this is also what I’m known for. People are looking to me to be that person,” Villa added. “I’m a minority in this scene. When I go to the Grammys or any red carpet event (even a conservative one), I’m still a minority because there’s not many Afro-Latinas who are pro-Trump, outspoken artists actually working [and] living in Hollywood who are going to wear something outlandish, sexy [and] something beautiful with a message.”
Three Pro-Life Women Introduce Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood NATIONAL STEVEN ERTELT JAN 11, 2019 | 4:57PM WASHINGTON, DC
Planned Parenthood claims to have a stranglehold over women, but three pro-life women members of Congress have introduced legislation to defund the nation’s biggest abortion company. LifeNews has already profiled two of the pieces of legislation – one in the Senate and one in the House – that would defund Planned Parenthood of the taxpayer dollars that receives under Medicaid.
Now, pro-life Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina has filed legislation that would revoke Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding via the Title 10 Family Planning program. On Wednesday, Foxx introducedH.R. 296, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.
The bill would codify President Donald Trump’s Protect Life Rule that excludes abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving Title X funding. The legislation would ban taxpayer-funded family planning grants to groups that perform elective abortions and would also expand reporting requirements for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for more transparency and accountability.
Foxx said in a statement:
When the Title X Family Planning Program was created in 1970, Congress made it clear that abortion was not an acceptable form of family planning, stating, “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” Since then, the original intent of the law has been undermined as Title X funds have routinely contributed to employee salaries, facility costs, and medical supplies for abortion providers. The Protect Life Rule was an important step to end this exploitation of the law, and the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act will make sure taxpayer dollars don’t subsidize abortion providers under any future Administrations.
The nation’s biggest abortion company has received billions of taxpayer dollars over the years, but President Donald Trump and pro-life adovcates have made it a priority to revoke its funding where possible.
In the House, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a Republican who leads the House Values Action Team, introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2019. It would revoke Planned Parenthood funding via Medicaid, while the Trump administration has been working to defund other Planned Parenthood funding streams.
Senator Marsha Blackburn has introduced the same bill in the Senate. The bill, S. 105, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, would guarantee those providers would not get funding under Title X of the Public Health Service Act.
“Tennesseans and the American people do not want their tax dollars funding abortions,” Senator Blackburn said in a statement, “They have made this position clear time and again. Hardworking taxpayers do not want to subsidize the business of abortion providers and entities such as Planned Parenthood.”
National Right to Life Legislative Director Jennifer Popik, told LifeNews there is a partisan divide on whether the abortion giant should be funded.
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“Most Democrats in Congress think Planned Parenthood can do no wrong. Congresswoman Hartzler knows better and we thank her for her leadership in working to defund America’s largest abortion provider.”
Popik said Planned Parenthood continues to downplay abortion’s significance to its bottom line, recycling the much-debunked statistic that abortion constitutes merely 3% of its services. As National Right to Life has analyzed previously, this is a statistical artifice that even Planned Parenthood’s media allies are reluctant to defend. The data show abortion still plays a huge role in Planned Parenthood’s mission and policies, not to mention its bottom line. Planned Parenthood now performs more than a third of all abortions in the United States and continuing to be its biggest defender in the legislature and the courts.
In fact, according to their own annual report, Planned Parenthood and its affiliates last year received $543.7 million, or 37%, of its total in revenues funding from federal, state and local grants and payments. Under the newly introduced legislation, all funds that are no longer available to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, are explicitly made available to other eligible entities to provide women’s health care services.
The abortion corporation remains funded despite the partial government shutdown.
The House has approved bills to defund Planned Parenthood only to see Senate Democrats kill them.
Last time, Senators voted 45-48 on the defunding amendment, with 60 votes needed to add the provision into a government spending bill. Every Republican voted for the defunding amendment but pro-abortion Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) joined all Democrats to vote against it.
Planned Parenthood has about $100 million fewer tax dollars to abort unborn babies across the world, thanks to the Trump administration.
The funding cut to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the result of the Mexico City Policy, which President Donald Trump signed during his first week in office. The policy prohibits taxpayer funding to international groups that promote and/or provide abortions overseas.
IPPF told ABC News it is losing an estimated $100 million in U.S. funding as a result. Democrats last week passed a bill to restore that funding but President Trump threatened to veto it.
Meanwhile, the United States spends about $260 million in Title X funds annually for family planning for low-income individuals, and Planned Parenthood is a huge recipient of those funds, as much as $50-$60 million annually.
But under the proposed “Protect Life Rule,” Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses would not receive any of those tax dollars unless they completely separate their abortion business from their taxpayer-funded services.
In addition, in 2017, the Trump administration cut millions of dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood through the failed Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. HHS spokesman Mark Vafiades told the New York Times last year that there is very little evidence that the program was successful. However, the abortion chain recently filed a lawsuit challenging the cuts.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in America, aborting approximately 320,000 unborn babies every year. Its most recent annual report showed a record income of $1.46 billion, with about half a billion dollars coming from taxpayers.
In December, the U.S. Department of Justice said it is investigating whether the abortion chain illegally sold aborted baby body parts.
Leftist Narrative Shattered Again: Trump’s CIA Appoints 1st Woman To Lead ‘Clandestine Arm’
BY BRYAN CHAI
DECEMBER 23, 2018 AT 11:44AM
The left likes to make all sorts of absurd and derogatory claims about President Donald
It apparently just comes with the territory in today’s landscape that no matter what Trump does or says, he’s doing something wrong.
But of all the various accusations lobbed against the president, perhaps none rings more hollow than that he’s a raging sexist.
Granted, leftists have all but drained “sexist” of all meaning in 2018, but that doesn’t make this narrative against Trump any less asinine.
Yes, Trump was justifiably criticized over dumb “locker room” banter in the past, but actions speak louder than words. And the actions of the Trump administration have shattered the leftist narrative that wantonly labels the president a sexist.
Under the Trump administration, women have blazed all sorts of trails in the government. Not that you’d ever hear the leftist media ever give Trump even a modicum of credit.
We’ve already seen the first-ever female Border Patrol chief under the Trump administration. That got nary a peep from the left.
And that’s to say nothing of all the other various women who have held top administrative positions during Trump’s presidency.
One of those women is CIA Director Gina Haspel, the first woman to ever hold that post.
As reported by Dan Hoffman, a former CIA station chief who is now a contributor for Fox News, Haspel has now made even more history under the Trump administration by appointing the first-ever woman deputy director for Operations.
“Kimber always demonstrated the highest level of intellectual honesty and integrity. Like Director Haspel, she mastered the art of telling her subordinates and bosses what they needed to know, even if it was not always what they wanted to hear,” Hoffman wrote. “Based on her long career, including significant time with the CIA’s leadership and a stint as acting deputy director, she has a wealth of experience handling the key intelligence challenges that our nation faces.”
In what sounds like a page right out of a spy thriller, Fox News describes the Directorate of Operations as “the clandestine arm of the CIA responsible for recruiting spies, stealing secrets, and conducting presidentially authorized covert action programs.”
Elizabeth Kimber, a veteran of the agency, now oversees that “clandestine” arm, Hoffman reported.
But as cool as the job sounds, it’s obviously going to be a stress-inducing one. As Fox News notes, Kimber will have her hands full right from the get-go with “hard targets like Iran, nuclear proliferation, North Korea, Russia, cyber, China and transnational terrorism, upon which our national security relies.”
According to Fox News, “Kimber will lead the men and women who, as Director Haspel said in her May 2018 Senate testimony, ‘are our country’s silent warriors. These dedicated professionals spend much of their careers in difficult, far-flung outposts of the globe, striving to make our fellow Americans more secure at home.'”
It’s important to note that, from all indications, Kimber’s promotion is based solely on merit. That’s the way it should be.
But if Trump is as sexist as the left paints him to be, wouldn’t he have just promoted the most qualified man to the director of the CIA and then ordered him to appoint another man to lead the Directorate of Operations?
Instead, the Trump administration is shattering all sorts of glass ceilings for women in positions that they’ve never held under previous presidencies.
Just don’t expect the media to credit Trump at all for these developments.
XINJIANG, CHINA. The Chinese Government, operating under the Two-Child Policy, has forcibly aborted a woman’s third child, according to NPR and Radio Free Europe reports.
The woman, an ethnic Kazakh, was a widow with two children, living in the Xinjiang region. She married a Kazakh citizen, living in Kazakhstan, across the border. She was told that, in order to cancel her Chinese citizenship to become a citizen of Kazakhstan, she would need to return to China.
On this return trip, Chinese cadres invited her to the hospital for a “health check-up.” They discovered that she was pregnant and demanded an abortion, because this third pregnancy violated the Two-Child policy – even though she told them, “my husband is a Kazakh citizen and I am carrying a Kazakh citizen.”
When she resisted the abortion, they threatened that her brother “would suffer the consequences.” She knew this meant he would be detained in an interment camp. To protect her brother she agreed to the abortion.
After the abortion, the police took her brother to the internment camp anyway.
The fact that forced abortion continues under China’s Two-Child Policy is further documented in the Population Control section of the 2018 Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) Report, which states that regulations “include provisions that require couples to be married to have children and limit them to bearing two children . . . Officials reportedly continued to enforce compliance with family planning policies using methods including heavy fines, job termination, detention, and abortion.”
Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, stated: “The forced abortion of this woman’s third pregnancy is an outrage. It proves that the Chinese Communist Party still functions as womb police. When China instituted the Two-Child Policy, it announced that it had ‘abandoned’ the One-Child Policy, implying that the Chinese government had ceased all coercive population control. I immediately stated that single women and third pregnancies could still be aborted under the new rule.”
“To avert demographic disaster,” Littlejohn continued, “China has stated that it is considering letting all couples have as many children as they want. This would be a great step in the right direction, but it would still leave open the forcible abortion of single women. The new rule should state that all women can have as many children as they want.”
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Abortion facilities closing at unprecedented rate, says new report
By Carole Novielli | November 15, 2018
Good news for pro-life advocates can be found in a recently released report from an abortion organization claiming that “independent [abortion] clinics are closing at an unprecedented rate.” The report was published by Abortion Care Network (ACN), whose stated mission is to “ensure access” to abortion.
The 2018 report, “Communities Need Clinics: Independent Abortion Care Providers and the Future of Abortion Access in the United States,” says:
ACN was founded in 2008 and is led by executive director, Nikki Madsen, and governed by Board members from a litany of abortion facilities and organizations. The organization claims to be the “national association for independent community-based, abortion care providers and their allies.”
Abortion Care Network report on independent abortion providers
Under methodology, the report says:
Abortion Care Network collects data annually on every abortion clinic in the United States that makes abortion care services publicly available or otherwise discloses that they provide abortion care. Using publicly available search engines to identify providers, each clinic is contacted annually for operational status and information on the scope of services provided. Data gathered are presented throughout this report.
While it wasn’t clearly stated how ACN determined which facilities were independent providers, many of ACN’s reported stats sounded encouraging:
… Currently, six states have only one abortion care provider. Independent abortion care providers operate the only remaining clinic in four of those states: Kentucky, Mississippi, North Dakota, West Virginia (Missouri and South Dakota each rely on a single Planned Parenthood). Though there are three remaining clinics in Louisiana and two in Wyoming — those states rely entirely on independent clinics for abortion care.
States with only one independent abortion facility (Image: Abortion Care Network 2018 report)
Although the largest provider of abortions in the nation is Planned Parenthood, and ACN shows that Planned Parenthood is included in its membership, Planned Parenthood isn’t included in the state by state abortion facilities listed under ACN’s “Abortion Care Providers” list.
ACN Abortion Care Providers List (Image: Screen from Abortion Care Network taken 11/15/2018)
ACN seems to make a distinction between independent abortion facilities and physicians’ offices, hospitals, and Planned Parenthood’s massive chain of facilities. The report acknowledges what Live Action News has reported numerous times — that despite decreasing health services, Planned Parenthood — one organization — has a monopolyon abortions in the US. While figures indicate that while profitable abortions are on a steady decline nationally, Planned Parenthood’s marketshare has climbed to nearly 35 percent nationwide. And ACN’s report shows the same.
Planned Parenthood national abortion market share 2000-2016
ACN claims, “Although independent abortion care providers represent about 25 percent of the facilities offering abortion care nationwide, they perform about 60 percent of the abortion procedures,” while hospitals and physician’s offices are only five percent.
What distinguishes an abortion facility from a doctor’s office is not specifically defined in the report.
Abortion Care Network graph on abortion percentage by provider type
ACN seems to boast that, as they claim in the report, independent abortion providers commit 94 percent of later term abortions in the nation.
Tragically, research published by Live Action News reveals that 100,000 later term abortions are reported annually in the United States, despite polls that indicate the American public is uncomfortable with second and third trimester abortions.
For more than 20 years, Gallup has found that abortion support plummets after the first trimester. According to a June 2018 Gallup Poll, out of 60 percent of adults who believe abortion should be legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, “support drops by about half, to 28%, for abortions conducted in the second three months, and by half again, to 13%, in the final three months.”
ACN released the report along with a planned Tweetfest using the hashtag #IndiesProvide to draw attention to independent abortion providers and the role they play in committing abortion.
Abortion Care Network Tweetfest (Image: ACN Twitter)
The ACN report seems to confirm what advocates opposed to abortion have stressed for a long time: that the work of pro-life sidewalk counselors, prayer events, investigations, legislative efforts, and pregnancy resource centers may actually be having an impact on the number of abortions and abortion facilities in the United States.
Article in Harvard Law Journal concludes: The preborn child is a constitutional person
By Calvin Freiburger | June 1, 2017
Pro-lifers and honest pro-abortion legal scholars agree that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. But just how wrong is it? Is it bad law solely because it declares a right to something the Constitution is silent about, or does its judicial malpractice run deeper?
I have long argued that legal abortion violates not only the spirit of the Constitution, but the text itself – specifically, that the Fourteenth Amendment’s guaranteed equal protection of all people’s right to life has always applied to the preborn. Now, The Stream reports that the “Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy” has published an article written by Harvard law student (and former Live Action contributor) Josh Craddock that lays out the case in perhaps the most depth it’s ever received.
The first key point of Craddock’s work, critiquing the late, great Justice Antonin Scaliafrom the right, is an audacious undertaking, but here it’s warranted. You see, while Scalia was a committed originalist and clear opponent of Roe, he was also of the opinion that the Constitution is neutral toward abortion – that its use of the word “persons” “clearly means walking-around persons,” and therefore, states should be left free to set whatever abortion laws they want. Craddock notes several other pro-life judicial originalists who hold (or held) this view, though Scalia is the most recent and most revered modernly.
Craddock concedes that there is some basis for this thinking because “natural rights were not exhaustively enshrined in the federal Constitution” and “states have traditionally decided the question of personhood.” However, he rightfully maintains that a truly originalist answer to the question has to consider what the word “persons” was understood to mean when the Fourteenth Amendment was written and ratified.
He proceeds to explain that layman’s dictionaries treated the concepts of humanity and personhood interchangeably, and so did legal terminology – more explicitly so, in fact. As we’ve discussed in the past, Craddock notes that Blackstone expressly recognized that personhood and the right to life existed before birth with a simple and clear legal standard: “where life can be shown to exist, legal personhood exists” (emphasis added). This also perfectly explains why it’s irrelevant that past laws didn’t protect the preborn prior to quickening.
Craddock next shows that many of the states that voted to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment had also criminalized abortion, meaning they understood personhood then in much the same way that pro-lifers understand it now:
By the time of the Fourteenth Amendment’s adoption, “nearly every state had criminal legislation proscribing abortion,” and most of these statutes were classified among “offenses against the person.” The original public meaning of the term “person” thus incontestably included prenatal life. Indeed, “there can be no doubt whatsoever that the word ‘person’ referred to the fetus.” In twenty‐three states and six territories, laws referred to the preborn individual as a “child.” Is it reasonable to presume that these legislatures would have used this terminology if “they had not considered the fetus to be a ‘person’”?
The adoption of strict anti‐abortion measures in the mid‐nineteenth century was the natural development of a long common‐law history proscribing abortion. Beginning in the mid‐thirteenth century, the common law codified abortion as homicide as soon as the child came to life (animation) and appeared recognizably human (formation), which occurred approximately 40 days after fertilization. Lord Coke later cited the “formed and animated standard,” rearticulating it as “quick with childe.”
From there, Craddock explains how the quickening standard was little more than a practical evidentiary standard, not a meaningful commentary on prenatal life (or lack thereof). But interestingly, he points out that even by the mid-nineteenth century, courts and states alike were increasingly rejecting it as scientifically obsolete, and replacing it with – surprise! – fertilization.
When the Amendment was adopted in 1868, the states widely recognized children in utero as persons. Twenty‐three states and six territories referred to the fetus as a “child” in their statutes proscribing abortion. At least twenty‐eight jurisdictions labeled abortion as an “offense against the person” or an equivalent criminal classification. Nine of the ratifying states explicitly valued the lives of the preborn and their pregnant mothers equally by providing the same range of punishment for killing either during the commission of an abortion. The “only plausible explanation” for this phenomenon is that “the legislatures considered the mother and child to be equal in their personhood.” Furthermore, ten states (nine of which had ratified the Fourteenth Amendment) considered abortion to be either manslaughter, assault with intent to murder, or murder.
Next, and perhaps most importantly, Craddock examines the thinking of the Fourteenth Amendment’s drafters. There’s an understandable assumption that because the amendment’s primary purpose was extending citizenship to freed blacks after the Civil War, its effects shouldn’t be construed to extend beyond that purpose. But under the originalist principle of authorial intent, the first word is often the last word in resolving such confusion:
Senator Jacob Howard, who sponsored the Amendment in the Senate, declared the Amendment’s purpose to “disable a state from depriving not merely a citizen of the United States, but any person, whoever he may be, of life, liberty and property without due process.” Even the lowest and “most despised of the [human] race” were guaranteed equal protection. Representative Thaddeus Stevens called the Amendment “a superstructure of perfect equality of every human being before the law; of impartial protection to everyone in whose breast God had placed an immortal soul” […] The primary Framer of the Fourteenth Amendment, Representative John Bingham, intended it to ensure that “no state in the Union should deny to any human being . . . the equal protection of the laws.”
In light of this evidence and reasoning (as well as rebuttals to possible objections I have skipped, but which you should take the time to read), Craddock concludes that there is only one proper constitutional approach to abortion:
If prenatal life is to be protected under the Fourteenth Amendment, Congress or the courts must intervene in states that do not guarantee equal protection and due process to preborn human beings. After all, “the [Fourteenth] amendment was designed to limit state power and authorize Congress to enforce such limitations.” Should a state refuse to protect prenatal life, it would be a violation of equal protection[.]
Exactly, and it’s not “statist” or “big government” or “judicial activism” to say so. The principle of limited government means the government mustn’t exceed its constitutional purposes, but protecting the right to life is its most basic purpose – and a national-level responsibility. While the Founding Fathers wanted federalism to leave states free to decide a wide range of policy decisions for themselves (so America’s large, diverse, spread out population could live in harmony under a single flag while expressing different secondary values and experimenting with different ideas), they also believed that a select few principles, like our most fundamental rights, require a uniform standard.
Craddock concludes on a pessimistic note, predicting that the Supreme Court is unlikely to abandon Roe anytime soon, making a human life amendment to the Constitution politically necessary even though it’s not legally necessary. That’s true for the time being…but it doesn’t have to be.
The past four decades’ worth of abortion jurisprudence has nothing to do with legal merit and almost everything to do with the partisan politics of the presidents who nominated judges and the senators who reviewed them. So while this rot has been allowed to fester for a long time, there are no legal barriers keeping us from challenging it – we need only the will and imagination to change our tactics.
We can demand that our presidents select bolder, more proven judges. We can push Congress to assert its coequal right and duty to protect individual rights by enacting the Life at Conception Act. And we can call on our lawmakers to exercise their constitutional powers to rein in and punish judges who refuse to protect the constitutional rights of every American.
This is where national-level pro-life activism needs to go…and fortunately, Josh Craddock has given that effort an unassailable foundation.
Editor’s Note, 10/17/18: The original headline of this article read ‘Harvard Law Journal concludes: The preborn child is a constitutional person,’ reflecting The Stream’s reporting of the title of Harvard’s press release with the same headline. We attempted to locate the original press release and cannot find it to verify its contents, so the title has been changed to: “Article in Harvard Law Journal concludes: The preborn child is a constitutional person.”
Overrule Roe v. Wade
Oct 19, 2018
Today, in a fetal-homicide case decided by the Alabama Supreme Court, Justice Tom Parker urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion decision as it is a “constitutional aberration” that hinders ‘the states’ ability to protect the God-given respect and dignity of unborn human life.”
In Jessie Phillips v. State of Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the death penalty sentence for Jessie Phillips, a man convicted of capital murder for killing his wife and their unborn child, Baby Doe. Phillips had argued that he should not get the death penalty for killing his unborn child because he said the child was not a “person” under Alabama law. The Court rejected Phillips’ arguments and held that, under Alabama law, Baby Doe was a full “person” and that “the value of the life of an unborn child is no less than the value of the lives of other persons.”
Referring to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision in Roe v. Wade, Justice Parker in his special concurrence wrote, “I urge the United States Supreme Court to overrule this increasingly isolated exception to the rights of unborn children.”
Justice Parker wrote separately to emphasize how broadly and consistently the law and judicial decisions in Alabama and around the country protect the rights of unborn children. This, Justice Parker said, contrasts with “the continued legal anomaly and logical fallacy that is Roe v. Wade.”
In his opinion, Justice Parker calls on the Supreme Court to act: “It is my hope and prayer that the United States Supreme Court will take note of the crescendoing chorus of the laws of the states in which unborn children are given full legal protection and allow the states to recognize and defend the inalienable right to life possessed by every unborn child, even when that right must trump the ‘right’ of a woman to obtain an abortion.” By ensuring broad legal protections for unborn children, including under Alabama’s capital murder statutes, Justice Parker writes that “we affirm once again that unborn children are persons with value and dignity equal to that of all persons.”
Recently, the federal Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit similarly criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decisions. On August 22, 2018, in West Alabama Women’s Center v. Williamson, the federal appeals court began its decision with these words: “Some Supreme Court Justices have been of the view that there is constitutional law and then there is the aberration of constitutional law relating to abortion.” In that case, federal Judge Dubina, also wrote separately to emphasize that the U.S. Supreme Court’s “abortion jurisprudence … has no basis in the Constitution.”
“There is a growing chorus of voices urging the Supreme Court to overrule its abortion decisions,” said Mat Staver. “We applaud Justice Tom Parker in calling on the Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision and once again protect precious children, women, and families.”
Liberty Counsel represented Justice Parker when an Alabama federal district court entered a permanent injunction in his favor and against the Judicial Inquiry Commission barring the use of judicial ethics canons to censor judges’ public comments. The JIC has been ordered to pay $100,000.00 compensation to Liberty Counsel for legal fees.
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ROE V. WADE the Movie
ROE V. WADE is the untold story of how people lied, how the media lied, and how the courts were manipulated to pass a law that has since killed over 60 Million Americans.
Many documentaries have been made, but no one has had the courage to make an actual feature film, a theatrical movie about the true story.
Roe v. Wade stars JON VOIGHT, STEPHEN BALDWIN & STACEY DASH.
Supreme Court Justice Kennedy is retiring this summer and our movie could have influence on who is picked as the new Justice. This could overturn the decision on Roe v. Wade which can save the lives of millions.
This is the most important movie to be made in our generation.
“Designed to inspire the viewer to engage in the movement to restore respect for human life.” Cardinal Burke
We started this campaign on another crowdfunding website and raised over $134,000 in 60 days. However, because of the political agenda on that site and other social media outlets, are campaign was blocked and shadow banned in an attempt to stop our efforts. That’s why we are relaunching here on Freestartr.
This campaign is for the most important pro-life movie in history. This will be the first movie ever about the true story of ROE v. WADE, the most famous court case in America that legalized Abortion. We need your help to fight for the lives of the unborn, because Hollywood refuses to.
Hollywood only wants you to hear their version of the story – in fact, there are 3 movies currently in development that take a pro-abortion stance. But you shouldn’t be surprised. Hollywood has always had an agenda to influence Americans to accept abortion, even if they have to re-write history to do it.
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Thank you for your continued support!
A Portion of Net Proceeds will be Donated to Prolife Organizations
We have gotten such an overwhelming amount of support from the Prolife Community that we have decided to donate a portion of the Net Proceeds from the Movie to Prolife Organizations!
Executive Producers: Dr. Alveda King & Nick Loeb
**** Dr. Alveda King will also be making a cameo in the film as Dr. Mildred Jefferson’s Mother!!!
Co Executive Producers: Greg Swan, Brian Brown, Jalesia McQueen, Larry Cirignano, Mary Anne Urlakis, Rebecca Kiessling, Walter B. Hoye II
Co-Producer: Mindy Robinson
Producers: Cathy Allyn & Nick Byassee
STARRING: STEPHEN BALDWIN, JON VOIGHT & STACEY DASH
This is the true untold story of ROE v. WADE:
We open the movie with the story of how it all began. It all started with a woman named Margaret Sanger. She was the founder of Planned Parenthood. Her initiative was called the Negro project, and as she gives a speech in the movie at a KKK rally, she describes her intentions to reduce the growth of African American population in our country.
In the movie, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the most famous abortionist of those times, then joins the cause.
They all then recruit feminist Betty Friedan to join their team.
Bernard and Betty, along with the team at Planned Parenthood, search the country to find a pregnant girl they can use to sue the government for her right to have an abortion.
Our characters find the perfect pawn: a broke girl with a 10th grade education named Norma McCorvey. She is now famously known as “Jane Roe.” They all convince Norma that she can have an abortion if she sues, knowing full well that her case will never get to the courts in time.
Our characters succeed, and we watch on as Norma sues Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County. Roe v. Wade is born.
Now that they finally had it in the courts, they had to get the Justices to vote their way, so they fed fake polls and fake statistics to the media.
This is when Bernard and Betty with Planned Parenthood even brought Hollywood on board getting them to do TV shows and movies about abortion.
This was all done to influence public opinion and manipulate the courts.
But there were a few people willing to step up to fight them. This fight is led by the film’s protagonist Mildred Jefferson, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School. She believed that she became a doctor to protect life, not destroy it. Not only was she trying to save lives, she was trying to save her race.
She joined the Catholics, other men, and other women, to try to educate Americans on the truth, but they were up against the most well-funded revolution in 20th century America.
Mildred and her team marched, held up signs, got the police to raid illegal abortion clinics, adopted the unborn and most importantly, prayed to God for help.
Although they did everything they could possible do, the ban on abortion was overturned.
What most people don’t know is that the very people who spent their lives fighting to legalize abortion, were faced with the harsh consequences soon after. At the end of the movie Bernard through the help of new sonogram technology, realizes he is killing babies, confesses to all the lies and becomes a leading activist in the pro life movement. Even Norma, our Jane Roe, realizes she was manipulated and becomes a leading activist to protect life.
Our movie will not only shed a light on that truth but will also change hearts and minds. We have distribution on 1000 screens so even if just one person changes as a result of this movie, we will have saved a life.
Please pledge now, and share this campaign with your friends so we can bring ROE v. WADE to life.
A sensational new report, the first of its kind, documents the number of abortions in the world, since the Russian Communist revolution legalized abortion, at 1 billion. This makes abortion the greatest genocide ever. Thomas Jacobson of the Global Life Campaign discusses the new report, which is co-authored with Dr. Wm. Robert Johnston and now available to the public, and the role of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s infamous population control document, “National Security Study Memorandum 200. ” Jacobson and host Cliff Kincaid also examine how the United Nations has become a leading proponent of abortion worldwide as a “human right.” Globally, the Chinese Communist dictatorship is now the leader in death by abortion, with 381 million abortions and Russia at 256 million, while the U.S. has destroyed 60 million of the unborn since the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973.
What Conservative Women Can Learn About Liberals From the Way They Treat Dana Loesch
Posted: Mar 10, 2018 12:01 AM
I have known Dana Loesch for a long time and I’ve been pleased to see her work her way up the food chain on the Right. She didn’t get to where she is because of a publicity stunt, because her whole gig is to offend people or because she mindlessly shills for the Republican Party. Instead, she’s someone with talent who was out there working her butt off for years.
Is Dana Loesch a mainstream grassroots conservative? Absolutely. Is she someone who should be considered a feminist role model? You bet. Having met her and her husband on numerous occasions, I can tell you that they seem to be a great couple with a great marriage; they’ve got kids; she’s topped the 20 hottest conservative women in the new media AND she’s respected for her mind. On top of that, Dana has had a successful career. That’s probably as close to the “You can have it all” feminist ideal as you can get.
That is why the liberal reaction to Dana Loesch since she became one of the most prominent women on the Right by becoming an NRA spokeswoman has been so fascinating. Granted, Dana does occasionally say something controversial, but that’s not a regular thing for her. She’s not a fascist, a white supremacist or even mean-spirited. She doesn’t advocate gun violence or school shootings. In fact, as a general rule, Dana spends the vast majority of her time expressing mainstream conservative beliefs.
That’s what makes the insane level of abuse she receives from the Left stand out so much. Just to give you an example of what I mean, these are just some of the comments she shared on her Twitter timeline in the last 24 hours and they are very typical:
Islandtime: @POTUSbonespur "Wouldn't it be sad is @DLoesch's children were the victims of gun violence. Thoughts and prayers..."
Larry: @seffrtnow "Not only are you a terrorist you are a Despicable loathsome vial scumbag who advocates for Mass school shootings for money shame on you you piece of crap @DLoesch"
irreverentmama: @irreverentmama "You're a whore for the NRA."
Jim Cornette @TheJimCornette "OK, Doll, you're quoting that terrorist @NRA c*nt on my Twitter now? Sorry, bye."
Dar Dixon @dardixon1 "@DLoesch it’s unproductive, disingenuous & non resourceful to claim that you’re anything but a WHORE for the @NRA $$$"
Tim Kassen @tkassen "Also, you are a liar. Your children will hate having to defend you once they are outside of your bubble"
Of course the habitual, vile, sexist abuse from liberals on Twitter is just the tip of the iceberg where Dana is concerned.
National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch announced Sunday on Twitter that her family had been forced to move suddenly after she received multiple death threats from gun control advocates.
(From Dana) One guy hunted down my private cell phone number, called when police were here, threatened to shoot me in my front yard. #MeToo…. Another guy created a string of social media accounts, posted photos of my house, threatened to rape me to death. #MeToo…. Another gun control advocate, after threatening to hunt me down and assault me, dragged my kids into it. #MeToo…. I’ve only ever discussed these issues kinda vaguely. More I can’t discuss. I and other 2A women are sexually threatened regularly #MeToo
Maybe it’s just me, but don’t liberals INCESSANTLY complain about the sexual mistreatment of women and shame the men responsible (along with every other man they can find?) Yet, while that’s happening, presumably liberal men have been threatening to rape Dana and murder her children. What do you think the reaction of liberals would be if they found out Rachel Maddow or Michelle Obama had to move for their safety after getting those kind of messages? It would be on the front page of every paper in America and there would be Twitter hashtags for days. So why are the vast majority of liberals indifferent to rape and death threats as long as they’re aimed at someone like Dana?
It reminds me of something Michelle Malkin (who was also harassed until she had to move) told me back in 2008 when she was talking about the similar river of abuse she received from liberals, "There are a lot of double standards, and in particular, that conservative women just aren’t seen in some ways as human beings."
There is the ugly truth about what liberals believe.
If you don’t want liberal men threatening to rape you and hurt your children, then be a liberal. If not, don’t complain because you deserve it. Not every liberal thinks that way, but most of them do. In fact, I would suggest to you that the very reason Dana Loesch receives so much abuse is not because she’s different from other conservative women somehow, but because she is like other conservative women and they like the idea of making an example of her.
What liberals hope is that other conservative women will look at the rape threats, the attacks on her family and the abuse Dana endures daily and go, “I better keep my mouth shut because I don’t want that to happen to me.” You see, if they can make conservative women AFRAID to speak up, they win by default.
Liberalism is no longer about winning arguments. It’s about intimidating people into silence. Shutting people up. De-platforming them. Doing whatever it takes to make sure that only the liberal opinion is considered because liberalism can’t win in a fair fight of ideas. So, liberal colleges allow students to storm the stage or riot to shut up conservative speakers. Social media platforms are finding ways to shut up conservatives. Organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center get paid to falsely brand conservative groups as hate groups. Newspaper and networks other than Fox primarily run squishes and liberals masquerading as people on the Right as their “conservative” voices. Conservatives are treated as pariahs in Hollywood and in schools. Political correctness, cries of “racism” and setting up “safe spaces” are today PRIMARILY about shutting down debates that liberals would rather not have. Along those same lines, going after the children of conservative women, abusing those women and threatening them with rape fits right in with everything else liberals are doing.
The only thing I can tell conservative women (and men for that matter) is for the sake of your children and the sake of your country, don’t ever let them silence you or shut up the people who are saying what you believe. The moment you stop talking about what you believe is the moment the bad guys win and America loses.
Hypocritical Women’s March Says it ‘Loves’ but Actually Spreads ‘Hate’
By Jeff Dunetz
March 7, 2018
Because Sen. Gillibrand’s friend and Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory was at Louis Farrakhan’s hate-fest last week, the Women’s March organizers were under pressure to condemn Farrakhan.
This is despite the fact that Mallory has been a fan of Farrakhan for a long time:
After a week of pressure, the Women’s March finally released a statement that neither condemns Farrakhan the minister of hate nor does it apologize for the fact that the Women’s March leadership is filled with haters.
The statement is a lie. A year ago the Women’s March organized “A Day Without Women.” Those protests were run a Palestinian Terrorist who killed two students and was deported from the US in 2017, groups who call for the destruction of the State of Israel, and groups who participate in the anti-Semitic BDS movement
Rasmea Yousef Odeh is one of eight women who organized this particular protest. She’s a woman who spent a decade in an Israeli jail for her involvement in two terrorist bombings made while she was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). One of those attacks, a 1969 bombing of a Jerusalem Super-Sol Market killed two Hebrew University Students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner while they were shopping for groceries.
On February 6th, Odeh she joined other radicals to write a manifesto for the March 8th protest. Her cohorts included Angela Davis, a self-professed communist professor (now retired), who was a member of the original Black Panthers and a 1960s radical icon. Davis was prosecuted and acquitted in 1972 for an armed takeover of a California courtroom that resulted in the murder of a judge. Other co-authors included Maoism supporter Tithi Bhattacharya (Maoists are considered a terrorist group), as well as Linda Martín Alcoff, Cinzia Arruzza, Nancy Fraser, Barbara Ransby, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Joining in on the fun was a rogue’s gallery of anti-Semitic organizations as well as ones calling for the destruction of Israel.
Al-Awda The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, American Muslims for Palestine – Upper NY, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Jewish Voice for Peace NYC (JVP was labeled a hate group by the progressive ADL), and Jews for Palestinian Right of Return. Odeh will be appearing on a panel later this month at the Jewish Voice for Peace’s national convention
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is perhaps the most troubling of the organizations listed. Jonathan Schanzer, the vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, testified to Congress last year that AMP was founded former members of the Holy Land Foundation, which was shut down after it was found to have been funding the terrorist group Hamas. Salah Sarsour, a current AMP board member, was once jailed in Israel for sending funds to Hamas. (Ironically, Hamas, the terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, announced earlier this week that it was cancelling the International Women’s Day holiday.)
AMP is also a leading promoter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israel, which is both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. Many leaders of the BDS campaign have publicly affirmed that they seek Israel’s destruction. BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti, an opponent of the two-state solution, said in 2014 that Palestinians have a right to “resistance by any means, including armed resistance,” while leading activist As’ad Abu Khalil acknowledged in 2012 that “the real aim of BDS is to bring down the state of Israel.”
Odeh became a citizen in 2004, but in 2014 she was convicted of lying to the immigration authorities about her Israeli conviction. Odeh checked “no” on immigration and citizenship forms filled out when asked whether she had ever been convicted of a crime. She was also accused of lying in her immigration papers about her prior residency, falsely claiming that she had lived in Jordan from 1948 until she came to America. On 9/20/17 after a three-year very public court battle that her Woman’s March friends had to know about, the woman who killed two boys officially lost the US citizenship was deported from the United States for concealing her murder/conviction of two Israeli college students...(READ MORE...)
Crime Scene Van Spotted at FL Abortion Clinic
Feb 7, 2018
A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene unit was parked yesterday at Presidential Women’s Center (PWC), an abortion facility located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Susan Pine, a pro-life sidewalk counselor who has previously been represented by Liberty Counsel, saw a uniformed officer enter the center with paperwork in hand. Pine reports that the abortion facility’s medical director, Daniel Sacks, was at the clinic during the Crime Scene unit’s visit. Former Attorney General Eric Holder in the Obama administration filed a federal lawsuit against Pine in 2009 under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances law seeking to prevent her from being on a public sidewalk. After a couple years defending against this frivolous lawsuit, the federal court chastised the Obama Department of Justice and ordered it to pay over $100,000 in attorney’s fees to Liberty Counsel. This is the same abortion clinic under investigation.
PWC, which conducts abortions up to 22.5 weeks gestation, was referred to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi by the House Select Investigative Committee on Infant Lives on November 30, 2016, due to its suspected involvement in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby organs and tissue. Bondi’s office confirmed to Pine that the abortion business was indeed under “criminal review” on February 17, 2017. However, it is unclear if the Crime Scene officer’s visit to PWC had any connection to the baby parts trafficking investigation.
PWC is a member of the National Abortion Federation, an association of abortion businesses that sued members of the Center for Medical Progress to block the release of undercover videos that implicated it and Planned Parenthood in crimes related to the illegal sale of aborted baby remains. Liberty Counsel’s client, Sandra Merritt, is one of the two journalists that produced those undercover videos.
Priest Rightly Argues that Pro-Abortion Leaders are Worse than Mafia Bosses
By Onan Coca
November 22, 2017
A Catholic priest in Italy is facing criticism for rightly pointing out that pro-abortion leaders are as vile, murderous, and criminal as leaders of the infamous Italian mafia are.Father Francesco Pieri, of Bologna, Italy, recently argued that there was no moral difference between a famous Italian abortion advocate, Emma Bonino, and the equally infamous mafia boss Totò Riina.
From Il Resto del Carlino
by way of , LifeNews:
The Bologna priest was quoted by local paper Il Resto del Carlino as saying: “Who has more innocent deaths on their conscience, Totò Riina or Emma Bonino?” referring to a mafia ‘boss of bosses’ who died last week and Bonino, a prominent campaigner for abortion rights.
He went on to say “morally, there’s no difference” between the two.
Riina, a mafia killer nicknamed ‘The Beast’ in reference to his cruelty, died of canceron Friday. He had been serving 26 life sentences for ordering an estimated 150 murders, including those of anti-mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, and a 13-year-old boy.
Former Foreign Minister Emma Bonino is known for her campaigns to legalize divorce and support both religious and sexual freedom. She was jailed for three weeks in 1975 for protesting in favour of abortion rights, and promoted the referendum which led to the legalization of the medical procedure.
The priest is obviously facing some pretty intense pushback as left-leaning voices attack him for saying that advocating for abortion is morally as evil as being a mafia boss.
Here’s the problem… the priest isn’t wrong.
If pro-lifers are right, and abortion is the murder of society’s most innocent citizens, then the abortion advocate is as bad as any mafia hitman, leg-breaker, or capo.
Moreover, someone as influential and important as Emma Bonino faces even more intense scrutiny. If we pro-life advocates are right, then Bonino is to blame for exponentially more murders than Totò Riina is. In fact, Riina could never hope to soak his hands in the amount of blood that Bonino finds dripping from her fingers.
It’s a harsh truth that Father Pieri relates, but it’s a truth nonetheless. If we believe abortion is murder, then the people leading the fight are responsible for more murders than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao combined. Far more than 100 million deaths worldwide in just the last 40 or so years…
It’s time we spoke the truth as plainly as we can, because the world doesn’t seem to understand nuance.
Obama Judges Order Abortion for Illegal Mother’s Baby
Oct 26, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration cannot prevent an undocumented illegal immigrant teenager under federal custody in Texas from immediately having an abortion at taxpayer expense. This reverses a ruling issued last week by a three-judge panel that blocked the 17-year-old “Jane Doe,” who crossed the border from Mexico, from getting the procedure right away.
On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals ruled 6-3 to reinstate a Oct. 18 district court decision from Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan that Jane Doe, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, does not need to secure a sponsor or leave the country in order to abort her child at taxpayer expense. Chutkan’s ruling, which the Trump administration appealed, had ordered the federal government to transport Doe to her abortion appointments “promptly and without delay” or allow her to be transported by someone else.
The six judges on the Court of Appeals were named to the court by Democratic presidents, while those dissenting were Republican nominees. Ironically, in disregard for the unborn child, Obama-appointed Judge Patricia Millett said, “Today’s decision rights a grave constitutional wrong by the government. Remember, we are talking about a child here. A child who is alone in a foreign land. A child who, after her arrival here in a search for safety and after the government took her into custody, learned that she is pregnant.”
Millett was nominated by Obama to what is considered the second highest court in the land. Her extreme pro-abortion views were well known from her writings. She said abortion is needed to free “women from historically routine conscription into maternity.” She said those who oppose forced ObamaCare contraception insurance coverage reinforce “broader patterns of discrimination against women as a class of presumptive breeders.” In a 2011 paper entitled “Against the New Maternalism,” Millett said by celebrating motherhood society is creating a “self-fulfilling cycle of discrimination.” Millett has also criticized ultrasound as “deceptive images of fetus-as-autonomous-being that the anti-choice movement has popularized since the advent of amniocentesis.”
Pro-Life Investment Plan Hits $1 Billion in Assets By Rejecting Pro-Abortion Companies
NATIONAL STEVEN ERTELT AUG 17, 2017 | 5:26PM WASHINGTON, DC
Many Christians choose movies, music and even retailers based on how they impact their faith. Why, asks financial expert and nationally syndicated host Dan Celia, should investing be any different?
Celia leads Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries and focuses on biblical investing and important economic trends during his daily, three-hour program, “Financial Issues,” which is sponsored in part by Timothy Plan.
For more than 20 years, Timothy Plan, which recently hit $1 billion of assets under management, has helped investors achieve their financial goals while investing in a biblically and morally responsible manner. Timothy Plan does not invest in those companies that support pornography, abortion, same-sex marriage or have other agendas contrary to the teachings of scripture, or are actively participating in activities that may prove destructive to our communities at large.
“What this means to me is that there are 1 billion dollars that are not supporting the darkness of this world,” Celia said of the Timothy Plan milestone. “This, of course, does not even take into account the billions of dollars from those who have other areas of investments that are biblically responsible as well. I recently read an article based on a survey that claimed that fewer people are concerned with following a faith-based agenda and feel no need to attend church. This excellent news from Timothy Plan illustrates 1 billion rebukes to that claim.”
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Celia, a foremost authority and one of the most trusted experts on biblically responsible investing, has seen a dramatic increase in the past several years in the growth of the market of investors who want to honor God with the money He has entrusted to them.
Timothy Plan Mutual Funds give testimony to this change and dramatic shift in conscience, as they have seen dramatic inflows from evangelical Christians who are dedicated to making sure the money they have been blessed with is not being used to further erode the moral fiber of America.
Timothy Plan offers a biblically responsible family of funds designed to suit the various needs of Christian investors. In 1994, Timothy Plan, founded by Arthur Ally, pioneered the first pro-life, pro-family screening standard and will not invest a single penny into any company that violates these screens. Timothy Plan’s two-page “Know Your Investments” document represents a small portion of companies failing the screens.
Court Asked to Hear Forced Abortion Speech Case
Aug 4, 2017
Today, Liberty Counsel is filing a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of three California faith-based, crisis pregnancy centers that are forced to advertise an offer of “immediate free or low-cost …abortion” to their clients according to state law. This law forces our clients to speak a message that violates their religious beliefs and directly contradicts what they actually want to say.
The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) co-sponsored the law. It demands unlicensed crisis pregnancy centers post this notice in multiple locations advertising abortions and abortifacients. In some centers, it requires 22 printed pages for different languages. This notice must be included on our clients’ websites, in every promotional material they publish, and posted at their entrance and in their waiting room. The law charges $1,000 fine for each repeated instance that the notice is not given.
This law is like forcing the Sierra Club to advocate for oil spills or demanding St. Jude expose their patients to lead poisoning. However, this law is actually much more repulsive. While those situations might cause unintended harm, abortion is intended – even specifically designed – to kill.
These children deserve life and the opportunity to pursue happiness. It is the deepest overreach of the local government to demand that someone encourage others to, and thus participate in, murder.
Learn more by reading our press release. If you want to help us fight this law, please make a donationand join us in praying for the U.S. Supreme Court to take our case.
Kellyanne Conway Explains Why Conservative Women Need to Speak Up
Video Team / June 23, 2017
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway says conservative women should be unafraid to defend their views. (Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/Newscom)White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway spoke to The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood on Friday. Here’s a transcript of their conversation.
Wood: Hi everyone, I am Genevieve Wood, welcome to Daily Signal’s Facebook live. I don’t think I need to introduce this woman next to me, Kellyanne Conway. Hi Kellyanne.
Conway: It’s good to see you Genevieve.
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Wood: So you just spoke to a group here at The Heritage Foundation, NEW, The Network for Enlightened Women. Why is it important to reach out and talk to these young conservative women?
Conway: I’m so proud of these young conservative women for taking these messages right to the campus and engaging in public policy the way they do. I know it is very difficult sometimes to be a conservative woman nearly anywhere but certainly on our campuses. It’s very important for them to show that diversity comes in all forms.
There is diversity of thought, ideological and political diversity, and that they, whether they are fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, national security types, they should go and recognize the best way to bring in new ambassadors to this movement if you will, is for people to see them and say, “you know,” that peer to peer interaction is incredibly important.
Wood: You talked about just the importance of really speaking up because there is such pressure now to shut down, not just young people, but anybody who has a voice that says I’m a conservative, they want to be shut down.
Conway: And it’s too bad because as we saw in the election results, we saw in the special elections, there is a great market for conservative ideas obviously. And if people can stay focused on that and not give in to what I call this culture of sameness, it’s unbelievable how much people sound and talk and are the same these days politically and ideologically, in a way where just a different viewpoint getting into the conversation proves what a thriving democracy and what individual thought and self-governance truly is Genevieve.
So I encourage these women, even when it’s difficult, there are more of them than they realize. You know, about a year ago I came up with the term “undercover” Trump voter. The undercover Trump supporter is still out there. It’s not that they are ashamed to say so, what they are is they just don’t want to argue with people on college campuses or within their own families, but if we can get them to feel more free to go out and speak and just to explain why they feel as they do, particularly on conservative issues, that’s a plus for everyone.
Wood: You talked about sameness, I don’t want to ask you all the same questions that you get day after day, by the same old same olds in the media, so what are you not being asked? What is the administration not being asked to talk about, that they should be being asked about?
Conway: That is the key question, I even said on a network this morning, that we are not, you are not covering all the great things that are happening that impact peoples’ lives. And so I think the media have a responsibility to be fair, but they also have a role to be complete.
The media can be the connective tissue between this White House and administration, Genevieve and the people. In other words, let’s tell the veterans that under Donald Trump’s leadership they already have a brand new, first of its kind, hotline right into the White House, for anything they want to discuss or lodge as a grievance. They as of today will have the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. They very recently got the medical records modernization so that our veterans are seen seamlessly as the same patient, the same individual at the Department of Defense and VA, only the federal government would struggle for decades to do something as simple as just having technology speak to each other.
We are tackling the opioid addiction which, is the scourge of our time, no state has been spared, no demographic group has been untouched. There is a White House commission, there is Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius of HHS. The president has leaned all the way into this and we are making great strides. The job creation, the regulatory rollback.
The fact that just last week this president and his administration announced a one-hundred-million-dollar program to support apprenticeships. And we are working with bipartisan governors all across this country, and employers, asking “what counts as a skilled laborer who’s employable in 2017?” And that we are working with them so that we are dignifying all types of career choices, all types of jobs. You wouldn’t graduate high school and have a skills certificate along with your high school diploma to be a hair dresser, a plumber, a welder, a carpenter, terrific. That job will be waiting for you in most states.
Wood: You have been working in the conservative movement for a long time, Kellyanne and I have both been, (Conway: decades now for you and I) and we both look so young, but let, see this is the second time you’ve been over to The Heritage Foundation this week, speaking to different groups. How do you use the resources of Heritage, for people out there who aren’t familiar, how would you describe The Heritage Foundation?
Conway: Well The Heritage Foundation has for decades been the gold standard. I really appreciate the research. I think having the facts and figures and having the information, the data, and even the anecdotes, the examples Genevieve, is so key to connecting ourselves to the policy solutions and I know Heritage is a great resource to the men and women on Capitol Hill and has been for decades.
I think now with technology, our native tongue in this country, it is important that Heritage be the virtual if you will, the digital connective tissue as well to people and information so that they can access it immediately and say, “gosh everyone is talking about this same thing today, could it really be true?” and going and getting that, the truth, the facts as they are seen through the conservative lens.
I also think Heritage has produced really peerless and fearless scholars over the years who are willing to take that out on the road, and work with our state-based think tanks and work with our state-based legislators and governors, that’s the key, because we as conservatives believe that a federal government that does less and that empowers the states to do more, is a federal government that serves its people and it becomes less expansive and expensive, and intrusive and invasive.
So Heritage has been a great resource over any number of years and I like the fact that Heritage has stuck to its knitting, and not tried to do a million different things over the years, because those core skills, even as you have expanded your issue sets, and the many different ways you deliver the message and the facts and figures to Americans has expanded, it’s really important to all of us that you’ve stuck to national security, and economics, and education, and healthcare, and issues like that.
Wood: Kellyanne, final question for you, I know you have recently moved back to D.C. do you have any fun summer plans?
Conway: I do. My fun summer plans revolve around assimilating my children into the D.C. neighborhood and culture. Watching them enjoy their summer, I think that we will take, we are going to take a trip as a family, probably in August as many families do. There are two states left in the country that I’ve never visited, South Dakota and Montana, so we may actually take a family trip to those two great states and I’ll have, I turned 50 this year so it will be my fifty states at the age of fifty. I think Heritage is more than fifty at this point, so we’re about that. So it’s all good, thank you.
Wood: Kellyanne thank you very much. I know our audience loved hearing from you, thank you for talking with us.
Conway: Appreciate it.
Rasmea Odeh’s Exit, Stage Left
by Ruthie Blum
Convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh received a standing ovation this weekend in Chicago from an enthusiastic crowd at the national conference of the organization Jewish Voice for Peace.
Luckily for Odeh — who took part in the bombing of a Jerusalem supermarket in 1969, which killed Hebrew University students Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe — the Jewish state she and her radical leftist buddies in the US Jewish community would see eradicated let her out of jail as part of a prisoner exchange. Still, she has expressed no gratitude to the liberal society that set her free in 1980, or to the one that has enabled her since then to roam around freely, spewing her vitriol and inciting violence. On the contrary, the proud member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who feels no remorse for the innocent boys she killed, also defied the country that took her in as in immigrant – concealing her terrorist past in order to enter the United States.
Not only that. Last month, Odeh’s three-year battle with the US government, which was sparked by her being convicted of immigration fraud, came to a happy end with a plea bargain according to which she would be stripped of her American citizenship and deported, but serve no jail time.
The Rasmea Defense Committee, a vocal group of avid supporters, had the nerve to respond to this piece of luck and ill-deserved generosity by saying that her decision to accept the deal was difficult, but it was the best she could hope for under the “current racist political climate” of President Donald Trump, in which her “prospects for a fair trial are slimmer than ever.”
It is bad enough that Odeh only spent 10 years in an Israeli prison. Worse still that she is getting off the hook for her subsequent crime. But the fact that she has been elevated to some kind of sainthood, lauded by feminist, black and other self-described human rights activists is as shocking as it is shameful.
To add insult to injury, Jewish Voice for Peace pressured the management of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the venue rented for the hate-filled conference, not to allow a pro-Israel group to rent a separate room in which to hold a memorial service for Odeh’s victims. This is a classic case of what renowned law professor Alan Dershowitz calls “free speech for me and not for thee.”
Yes, as long as Jewish Voice for Peace and its non-Jewish counterparts — such as Students for Justice in Palestine and Black Lives Matter, which use it as a cover for their antisemitism – have the microphone, anything goes. Even glorifying cold-blooded murder. But when an organization like StandWithUs wants to present an opposing viewpoint, any underhanded tactics to prevent it from doing so are kosher.
Ultimately, StandWithUs prevailed and conducted a vigil for Kanner and Joffe during the conference, albeit in a different building of the Hyatt complex. But it was a quiet ceremony, unlike that of Jewish Voice for Peace, which cheered Odeh when she said, “We need you to continue resisting Trump’s agenda and to continue challenging the Zionists and to continue providing your solidarity and support to the Palestinian and Arab national movement.”
Odeh, who was 21 when she played a key role in the terrorist attack, failed to mention that if not for Israeli policy, she would have spent the rest of her life behind bars. Instead, she has been a liberated woman since the age of 32. The now 69-year-old also left out the fact that the U.S. justice system – yes, in Trump’s America – can take credit for her ability to trade jail for Jordan, where she will undoubtedly be hailed as a heroine.
Good riddance, Rasmea; too bad you can’t take your sycophants with you. But, as you surely know, Jordanian law forbids Jews from becoming citizens.
Ruthie Blum is the managing editor of The Algemeiner.
Moms Defy Opinions And The Odds To Choose Life
In our increasingly liberal culture, many American women find themselves under attack by feminists for standing for life.
The new feminist movement has focused on a “me first” agenda in which pro-life women are criticized for daring to put the rights of the unborn before their own.
In a society where women are pushed to be equal to men, and where children are often viewed as a “nuisance” on a woman’s path to power and success, several women are coming forward with testimonies that give hope in the fight against the liberal anti-life culture in America today.
The modern feminist would never consider putting a child ahead of their career and self-involved life goals, let alone making the decision to put their life in danger to save their unborn child.
LifeSite News reported on an awe-inspiring story of one woman who did just that.
Becky Anderson was two months into her pregnancy when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
LifeSite News reported:
Her doctors gave Becky a terrifying ultimatum — end the pregnancy and start treatment straight away, or risk the cancer spreading.
Becky said: “They wanted to give me a hysterectomy the following week but I was adamant I would not have an abortion.”
It is not clear from the story whether “abortion”means here a hysterectomy for cancer treatment with the unintended side-effect that the twins would die, or whether a genuinely abortive procedure with the aim of lethally attacking the twins was proposed.
Becky said: “I’d gone from being on top of the world to being in the depths of despair, worrying whether I was going to actually survive…I knew I needed to survive for the sake of my children. There was no way I was leaving them.”
“I kept thinking that their lives were just starting while mine could be ending, but it was a risk I was willing to take.”
Becky chose to risk her own life so that her twins could live, a decision criticized by liberal feminists, but that made her a powerful witness for choosing life.
Becky’s twins were born healthy, and she was able to start treatment to treat her cancer.
And in another stunning case of a woman fighting against the anti-life culture that often pervades modern medicine, Ashley Caughey put off her cancer treatment to give her daughter a chance at life also.
Live Action reported:
An X-ray revealed the news Ashley Caughey dreaded to her. A doctor told her she had a bone cancer known as osteosarcoma. During this same time, Ashley found out she was 10 weeks pregnant. The doctors wanted her to begin chemotherapy as soon as possible, but Ashley knew that that would harm her child.
They told me what would likely happen to Paisley, that you know, she most likely wouldn’t make it and I just knew. It wasn’t a choice to me. It was like this is what needs to be done. She’s first. I’m not going to kill a healthy baby because I’m sick. There’s nothing wrong with her. Her life is just as important as mine if not more important. I mean as a mother my job is to protect my kids.
These testimonials enrage feminists who could never understand putting anyone ahead of their own needs and goals.
And they give hope that our increasingly liberal society will eventually turn against the anti-life culture that has risen up out of the early feminist movements.
The Atlantic reported on the feminist notion that a woman must place her own needs before those of her child.
Pro-choice arguments, the author says, reflect the ambitions, hypocrisies, and contradictions of contemporary feminism.
In feminists’ view, a woman is not permitted to put the needs of other people first, because “self-sacrifice” is the linchpin of female oppression. Instead, she is expected to ascend to a higher level of enlightened self-regard, where the act of putting her own needs first is tantamount to striking a blow for women’s freedom.
The chief goal of feminists is to restructure the family as a totally contractual arrangement from which anyone, but especially any woman, may withdraw at will.
We can give thanks and praise that there are still women in America today who not only choose life for their children, but choose the sanctity of their child’s life above their own.
The stories of these brave women, and those of many others, give hope that a culture of life will eventually overcome the feminist hypocrisy so readily accepted in America, and so heavily covered by the liberal media.
Should Bill Nye Have his Penis Forcefully Removed to make sure he doesn't have extra kids? Should Nye's gene pool be eliminated?Opinion. What is the policy or penalty for this kind of evil.
Bill Nye Has Had Enough Of Your ‘Extra Kids’
On his Netflix series, Bill Nye asks, bluntly, ‘Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?’
By Bosworth W. Hollingsworth, IV
APRIL 26, 2017
The Internet is rightly mocking the complete disaster that is the Rachel Bloom “My Sex Junk” video that is part of the new Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World.” As bad as that is (it is BAD), another portion of the series is even worse. The 13th and final installment is titled “Earth’s People Problem,” and with a name like that, you know we could be in for some ideas that border on eugenics.
The 26-minute episode starts off in fairly inoffensive fashion. Following an intro that demonstrates how human consumption is like sponges soaking up water, Nye explains how women who have access to educational and professional opportunities tend to have fewer children. This is true, and he illustrates his point by telling the story of his mother, who developed technology for the United States during World War II and went on to earn her master’s degree and doctorate. Inspiring!
Nye says when women are in power, they have fewer children, and more resources can be devoted to those children. “It’s not rocket surgery. It’s science!” he coyly explains. Sure, it’s not science in the same way that a Punnett square is science, but there is certainly a correlation there and the overall goal of providing equal opportunity to women is noble enough. So let’s just indulge him and call his observation “science.” Close enough.
Noting that the population density is highest in India, Nye’s correspondent Emily Calandrelli went off to India to deliver a report on population growth in the country. It is followed by a brief chat between Nye and Calandrelli that quickly devolves into a lecture on how America’s maternity leave policy is an example of our patriarchal society or whatever.
She says women in India get 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, which is “unheard of in the United States.” Never mind that here in California (home to roughly 20 percent of Americans), we have 16 weeks of guaranteed maternity leave as well. Also disregard the fact that the absence of a federal requirement for maternity leave does not mean maternity leave is nonexistent in the United States. Calandrelli is rolling, so let’s leave her alone. Instructively, she approvingly lists China when she rattles off some of the countries that do have required paid maternity leave policies.
Dose Those Ladies Up, Ya’llThen we get to the rancid meat and soggy potatoes of this whole spectacle: the panel segment. On the panel are: Dr. Rachel Snow, chief of population development at the United Nations Population Fund, Dr. Travis Rieder, ethicist at the Berman Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and finally Dr. Nerys Benfield, director of Family Planning Montefiore Medical Center. Benfield is an abortionist, so you may know where we are headed here.
Nye starts off the panel by asking “What should we be doing?” Benfield immediately jumps in and says that as a physician, she feels access to health care and family planning is important. She avoids the A-word. Repeating the observation that women’s education levels and fertility rates are inversely related, Benfield says the reason is either women are having less sex (Nye, redblooded horndog that he is, howls “I hope that’s not true!” with a quasi-sheepish grin), or that women are using contraception.
The panel notes the importance of contraceptive access. Snow jumps in and says “We need justice and we need education.” What “justice” means in this context is anybody’s guess. My personal guess is that she is referring to abortion. But, again, the panel dances around the word.
How do we create and export this justice? Nye asks. Snow responds with vague concepts like “excellent education systems” (You heard her, everyone! Make them excellent!) and “family planning,” as she nods in the direction of the abortion doctor two seats to her left. Family planning, meaning abortion, a word that is again avoided.
Let’s Reconsider…Forced Sterilization?The fight against climate change, Nye’s most passionate cause, is brought up by Rieder, who notes that children in developed countries use 160 times more resources than children in the developing world. This is where the creepy totalitarianism of the environmental movement starts to show itself. Nye asks, bluntly, “Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?”
Extra kids. These d-mn people and their existence, am I right? Nye (who, again, decided we all needed to see that abomination from Bloom) is wise enough to set limits on humanity. This whole concept and the ease with which he discusses it is so frightening and evil that I am genuinely appalled at Netflix’s decision to air it.
Rieder says we should “at least consider” a form of punishment for people who have these Extra Kids (TM). Nye impatiently responds that “consider means do it.” Snow, to her credit, jumps in and takes issue with the idea that “we do anything to incentivize fewer children or more children.” Benfield notes the history of compulsory sterilization in America, a practice that was in place as recently as the 1970s. The issue was not come at from a position of justice in the past, she adds. But this time will be different, I guess?
So, if you’re scoring at home, that leaves China’s maternity laws and their recently ended one-child policy as the key points from this half hour of science televangelism. As Calandrelli says, it’s time for America to “catch up.” With China.
Yeesh. The program had eight minutes left that I couldn’t watch even if I tried.
Bosworth W. Hollingsworth, IV is a pen name.
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WOMEN’S MARCH CONVICTED TERRORIST AGREES TO BE DEPORTED IN EXCHANGE FOR NO JAIL TIME
March 29, 2017 by Debra Heine
Convicted terrorist and Women’s March organizer Rasmea Yousef Odeh is scheduled to be deported after lying on her citizenship application, The Washington Times reported. Odeh, a Palestinian, agreed to be deported in exchange for no jail time after it emerged that she lied about having been convicted of Islamic terrorism.
Odeh is scheduled to appear in court April 25 in Detroit, where she plans to plead guilty to “unlawful procurement of naturalization” in a deal that will allow her to leave the United States to avoid up to 18 months in prison.
She had been scheduled to undergo another trial after a U.S. appeals court vacated her 2014 conviction, saying an expert witness should have been allowed to testify that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder from allegedly being tortured in prison when she gave the false answers.
The 69-year-old Palestinian activist was convicted in the 1969 supermarket bombing in Israel that killed two Hebrew University students.
She served 10 years before being released in a prisoner exchange.
Her supporters said it would be “impossible for Rasmea to expect a fair trial in U.S. courts.”
According to the UK Daily Mail, Odeh was also one of several authors who penned an open letter in The Guardian calling on women across the U.S. to take part in “striking, marching, blocking roads” and other activities in a day of “grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism.”
Soon after the letter was published, the New York Post reported that Odeh had been convicted for her role in the two terrorist bombings. Here is a brief summary of the case against Odeh courtesy of Legal Insurrection’s Professor Jacobson:
Rasmea claims she was not involved in the supermarket bombing, and was convicted only because she gave a false confession after 25 days of sexual torture. Previously, we have explored the factual conflicts in Rasmea’s story, including that she confessed the day after arrest, not 25 days later; bomb-making material was found in her room; she received an open trial observed by a representative of the International Red Cross who described the trial as fair; and perhaps most important, Rasmea’s co-conspirator, Ayesha Odeh (not related), described in a 2004 interview for a pro-Palestinian filmmaker how Rasmea was the mastermind behind the supermarket bombing.
After serving nearly a decade in prison, Rasmea was released in a prisoner release for an Israel soldier captured in Lebanon.
While she was imprisoned, the PFLP formed the “Rasmea Odeh Brigade” to try to free her and others by taking hostages, and Rasmea was on the list of prisoners whose release was sought by the Black September terrorists who took Israeli athletes hostage (and killed them) at the 1972 Olympics. Yet Rasmea claims she was not involved in terror organizations and was just an innocent political activist when arrested by the Israelis.Rasmea eventually made her way to the U.S. in the mid-1990s.
Rasmea gave false answers on her visa application, and in 2004 on her naturalization application, by denying (among other lies) that she EVER (bold and CAPS in original) was convicted or imprisoned.Rasmieh was convicted of immigration fraud in November 2014.
Jacobson told The Washington Times that Odeh’s decision to cop a plea deal was “no surprise.”
“She was convicted of immigration fraud in the first trial, and would have been convicted in the re-trial,” Mr. Jacobson said in an email. “Her new defense that PTSD caused her to falsely answer simple questions on her naturalization papers about past convictions and imprisonment was laughable. Rasmea and her supporters invented an alternate universe based on hatred of Israel, but alternate universes tend not to do very well in court when faced with real world evidence.”
Odeh was one of the organizers of the Women’s Strike on March 8, hailed as a day for women to “strike, walk out, march and demonstrate” in favor of a new “feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism.” The anti-Trump convicted terrorist has also been invited to speak at a Jewish conference being held in Chicago from March 31 to April 2.
Jewish Voice for Peace is honored to feature deeply respected Palestinian organizer Rasmea Odeh at our upcoming National Membership Meeting. The meeting will be a critical place for 1,000 JVP members to craft strategies to resist the right-wing extremism emboldened by the leadership of President Trump and his mirror in Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and to build community for the long haul.
In both Israel and the U.S. the accusation of terrorism is used to stoke fear, dehumanize whole communities, and violently repress, incarcerate, bomb, deport, spy on, invade and occupy those communities and their homelands. Trump’s Muslim Ban comes out of the context of decades of this Islamophobic “war-on-terror” rhetoric which mirrors Israel’s decades of demonizing Palestinians.
We are eager to hear from Odeh, a feminist leader in the Palestinian and Arab-American community in Chicago, precisely because she has survived decades of Israeli and US government persecution and oppression, and also because she lives and breathes the essential work of community organizing–having spent her life as both a lawyer and organizer for the empowerment of Arab women.
American-Israeli Adena Mark registered her disgust with the “perversely” named JVP for inviting the murderer of two young Jewish students to speak at their conference.
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Tech Support in Relationships
The young woman who submitted the tech support message below (about her relationship with her husband) presumably did it as a joke.
Then she got a reply which was way too good to keep to herself.
The tech support people's love advice was hilarious and genius!
Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as: NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1.
Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and House cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?
The response (that came weeks later out of the blue):
First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command: I thought you loved me.html and try to download Tears 6.2. Do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.
However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, or Beer 6.1. Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta version. Whatever you do, DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Mother-In-Law 1.0 as it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.
In addition, please, do not attempt to re-install the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0. In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend: Cooking 3.0.
For a easy self-defense use a long key. For those that live in The Villages it's usually your car key or mailbox key. Put the bulk of your keys in your palm and let the key stick out between your pointer and middle finger. Walk normally with it in your hand. Then if attacked you can use the stick to hit them in their weakest parts - eyes, cheeks, throat, and of course always, always hit them in the groin.
For a easy self-defense use a lollipop stick. Put the lollipop in your palm and let the stick stick out between your pointer and middle finger. Walk normally with it in your hand. Then if attacked you can use the stick to hit them in their weakest parts - eyes, cheeks, throat, and of course always, always hit them in the groin. When you walk down ANY street look for escape routes, between houses, in stores/restaurants, always know your surroundings. The bulk of women who get mugged are busy doing other things, talking on their cell phone/friends, dragging too many shopping bags around, not paying attention to their surroundings.
Remember that if you react to an attacker using a weapon of any kind be prepared to have it used on you.
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Her Right to Know
Make an instant cultural impact:
Please watch and share Carrie's Story with your social media contacts today and let women know there are other (and better) choices than abortion?
What comes to mind when you hear the word "abortion"?
The one-million preborn babies who die each year in the U.S.?
The ongoing cultural debate between a preborn baby's right to life and his mother's right to end his life?
Or perhaps it's the abortion industry that makes money selling abortion to women who often feel desperate and out of options?
This month marks 41 years of legal abortion in the U.S.—a milestone worthy of sober reflection. During that time, the views of Americans on abortion have not moved toward its support (as some predicted); rather, views have held steady in opposition, even growing in disapproval. Still, an estimated one million women will subject their bodies—and the lives of their preborn babies—to abortion in the coming year.
For many women, abortion feels like their only choice. Surveys of women seeking abortion reveal their leading concern centers around a lack of support for her and her preborn child. The most frequently cited fears involve continuing the pregnancy while keeping her place in the workforce or at school and having sufficient financial and emotional support to raise a child.
An abortion also puts women at risk for emotional and physical complications—some even life threatening. Too often, women report they were not aware of the risks of abortion and discovered problems only after the fact. That's why providing women medically accurate information and access to ultrasound images of their preborn baby before an abortion decision is so critical.
Focus on the Family exists to herald the pro-life message, as well as to educate and equip Christians to impact the culture for Jesus Christ. In short, we want your biblical values to thrive! To that end, we've created a series of complimentary resources on this sensitive, yet important topic; resources including national statistics on abortion, information on how abortion impacts women, the status of important state laws and why the sanctity of human life is a foundational truth in the Christian faith.
We hope these resources will help you, as together we proclaim the value of life in our families and culture in 2014!
I think this is one of the neatest things I have ever read. To the women I'm sending this to: Thank you for being you.
God doesn't give you the people you want; He gives you the people you NEED... to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.
One Flaw In Women
Women have strengths that amaze men...
They bare hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in..
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give..
HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.
Please pass this along to all your women friends and relatives to remind them just how amazing they are.
DNC LOSING WOMEN IN DROVES
Exclusive: Gina Loudon reveals why party's popularity with ladies has done an about-facePublished: 2 days ago GINA LOUDON
Debbie Wasserman Schultz must have seen the attention that the Ray Rice story was receiving and decided she wanted that attention for herself. She took to the airwaves to assert that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has “given women the back of his hand.”
It isn’t the first time. A video emerged showing Wasserman Schultz making the same remark about Gov. Rick Scott just last month.
Even a spokesperson for the DNC said her comment was “dumb” – and she said it at least twice!
Fox News Channel host Neil Cavuto asked if accusing Republican governors of violence was going a bit too far. I would like to know if Wasserman Schultz can make an intellectual policy point, or if she is just going to go all Britney Spears and simply say, “Oops, I did it again …”
This is yet another example of how completely out of touch the DNC is with its message to women.
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Ann Marie Murrell, Morgan Brittany and I have spent the entire last year talking to women about what they really want from their government.
It comes down to essentially three things (though women are a bit complicated, so it took us a whole book to break it down):
1) National security – Real women want secure homes and families, and this is the polar opposite of what those in this administration have offered. Under the watch of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others like Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz and Elizabeth Warren, women around the world are being serially raped, stoned to death and eradicated under Islam.
2) Economic security – Real women want job security. In the video, the Democrat strategist talked about women wanting “more government funding for rape and legal defense for victims.” The problem is that the Democrat machine has made all women victims, and most women strive for more. Women also balance checkbooks, and they know that no matter how many great causes are out there, you can’t give more until you pay your bills. This concept seems to be lost on the Democratic Party.
3) Real freedom – Pay parity is one the Democrats have successfully sold, but it does not match up with what women really want. A recent Forbes study says that more than 85 percent of women agree that they would like to be able to live on one income – something that 50 years of bra-burning feminism has destroyed in their union-hugging, equal-pay tirade.
The Democrats have lied to women for decades, and now that women realize that there is more to their political significance than free birth control and abortion on demand, those who have peddled those lies all this time are in a panic.
But don’t take my word for it. A recent Washington Post/ABC poll said that this administration’s popularity with women has done an exact about-face. Wasserman Schultz knows that, and that is why she is desperate to scare women back by any means necessary – even resorting to these low-brow, classless attacks.
Why isn’t she looking in her own backyard (politically speaking) for abuse of women (Filner, Spitzer, Weiner, Kennedy, Clinton, Clinton)?
John Hawkins of Right Wing News said we have a higher moral standard for the NFL than we do for our elected officials in Washington, D.C. He also said, “We love victims so much that people actually fake hate crimes to claim victim status.” That is by Democrat design. They trade victims for votes! And they will take ‘em anywhere they can get ‘em!
As we gear up for the culmination of the 2014 elections and launch into the 2016 campaign, I have a few questions for any Democrats who have the guts to respond:
1) Can you run a campaign that doesn’t focus on division through identity politics?
2) Can you talk about what is good about America, or just its faults?
3) Can you campaign without lying and treating your voting groups like useful idiots?
Even the DNC consultant, who in the Cavuto interview admitted that Wasserman Schultz’s comments were dumb, skewed birth-control statistics so desperately that she must think all women are dumb. She said that “98 percent of women are on birth control.”
That number is laughable on its face.
What about post-menopausal/sterilized women? Virgins? That group alone would prove her numbers in error. Planned Parenthood’s own numbers dispute her ridiculous claim. The CDC says the term “birth control” can mean things like “withdrawal” and “periodic abstinence,” which accounts for about one-fifth of all women reporting to use some form of birth control. DNC wakeup call: This does not mean that women are willing to sell their votes for $15/month in free birth control!
Democrat and independent women are reflecting on promises made before and jumping ship. Women will have to decide. Would they rather be empowered by true constitutional freedoms, and a party that trusts them with their own strengths, ability to compete and risk management via liberty? Or are they so lost in their Stockholm Syndrome that they will again be led like lambs to slaughter by a party that is all too happy to manipulate them and relegate them back victimhood status of (at best) walking uteruses, or (at worst) useful idiots?
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Ben Shapiro Destroys The Abortion Argument
Pro-life ‘Unplanned’ movie receives R-rating… likely for violence of abortion
By Nancy Flanders |
February 22, 2019 , 05:46pm
Unplanned, the movie of the life story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood worker turned pro-life activist, has unexpectedly received an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The MPAA cites the reasoning for the rating as “some disturbing/bloody images” but Ben Kayser of Movie Guide has stated that other 2019 films that include killing, murder, and death have only received a rating of PG-13.
While Unplanned features simulated abortion scenes that include blood, it doesn’t contain any of the MPAA cautions for profanity, nudity, or sex. Therefore, the MPAA decision to give the film an R-rating is quite possibly because of the abortion scenes — and the MPAA’s opinion that these scenes depict violence. The rating essentially means that the MPAA is (perhaps unintentionally) supporting the pro-life community’s long-held argument that abortion is an act of violence against innocent human life — one pro-lifers believe should be illegal.
READ: ‘Unplanned’ star shocked by mother’s revelation: ‘I was going to abort you’
In addition to stating the obvious – that abortion is an act of violence – the R-rating sets up quite a hypocritical situation for pro-abortion organizations and leaders. The bizarre situation is that teens in many states can legally undergo an abortion without a parent’s permission, but won’t be able to see a movie about abortion without a parent’s permission: ‘Dear teenage girls, you are mature enough to have this violent act done to you and your child and your parents don’t need to know, but you can’t see a movie about it without your parents saying it’s okay.’
Planned Parenthood works overtime to fight and overturn laws concerning parental notification for abortion, so it’s ironic that teenage girls can’t enter a movie about Planned Parenthood without parental notification.
The writers/directors of Unplanned — Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman — aren’t worried about the R-rating, although it may stop teenage girls who should see the movie from seeing the movie. In their opinion, it’s a film teens should see with their parents.
“But, maybe it’s all for the best: As the wife of our lead film attorney put it: ‘This is a movie that every mother of a teenage girl needs to take her daughter by the hand and go see with her.’ So as far as we’re concerned, ‘R’ means ‘Recommended,'” they said as reported by Movie Guide. They say they don’t plan on fighting the R-rating.
Unplanned is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 29, 2019.
85-year-old Pro-Lifer Savagely Beaten Outside Planned Parenthood Clinic
April 2, 2019
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An elderly pro-lifer was brutally beaten while he was praying outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco.
“Old man, stay on the ground,” the thug said.
An 85-year-old pro-lifer was beaten outside a Planned Parenthood abortion mill in San Francisco.Investigators say the suspect snatched a banner the pro-lifer was holding and tried to get away. The 85-year-old victim used a stick to stop the guy.
“I tried to keep him from taking it and that was it,” the victim told NBC News. “Then he knocked me down and kicked me.”
The attack was captured on video:
Ian Cull✔@NBCianNEW: Video shows 85-year-old man getting kicked outside of a Planned Parenthood in #SanFrancisco. SFPD investigating. Hear from the 85-year-old about what happened, at 11 on @nbcbayarea.
The victim is a member of 40 Days For Life, a pro-life advocacy group that conducts silent prayer demonstrations outside Planned Parenthood abortion mills.
This was reportedly the third time the suspect had harassed and bullied pro-lifers at the San Francisco clinic. The victim was treated for minor injuries.
Planned Parenthood is Having a Bad Year
By: Terry Schilling
When Dr. Leana Wen took over as President of Planned Parenthood last November, things were already looking disastrous for the abortion giant. Dozens of states were passing pro-life bills into law. President Trump was pushing pro-life policies like no president ever before him. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had just been sworn in as potentially the fifth and deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Dr. Wen’s hiring provided a superficial organizational shake-up — what better way to give abortion fans something to root for in what could only be described optimistically as a rebuilding year? Wen was supposed to provide a new look, a medical expertise, a sense of authenticity and a hope for the future. Unfortunately for the abortion faithful, that hasn’t happened. No matter how you look at it, in politics, policy, or even in pop culture, it’s been a terrible 2019 for Planned Parenthood.
Let’s start with the obvious: abortion advocates have lost the high ground in politics. The year began with the state of New York passing a controversial abortion law that allowed abortions up to the moment of birth. Virginia tried to follow suit and nearly succeeded, while Illinois is doing the same and will almost certainly succeed, and other blue states like California, Connecticut, and Maryland already have similar laws on the books. And at the federal level, Democrats have even shockingly blocked an effort to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill that protects the lives of babies outside of the womb.
This extremism has allowed President Trump and other Republicans to highlight the Democrats’ out-of-touch views on late-term abortion, to the Democrats’ political detriment. According to a recent Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, 71 percent of Americans strongly oppose abortion after 20 weeks — and that number includes 59 percent of Democrats.
It gets worse for Planned Parenthood when it comes to policy. In February, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a rule that blocks Title X funding to facilities that perform abortions, instead redirecting that funding toward actual women’s health care clinics. HHS announced its Title X grant recipients for FY2019 last week, and five Planned Parenthood organizations lost their funding.
This past week, Ohio joined a growing group of states that have moved to cut Planned Parenthood funding after a court ruling upheld a law blocking funding from the abortion provider. However, that wasn’t the only bad news Planned Parenthood received at the state level. The Georgia state legislature on Friday passed a bill protecting unborn children after a heartbeat can be detected, making it the fifth state to do so. Despite a late push by a few dozen C-list celebrities opposing the bill, it seems likely that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will sign it into law.
Planned Parenthood did receive one piece of good news last week, but even that news comes with a caveat. In North Carolina, a federal judge struck down the state’s 20-week abortion ban, handing Planned Parenthood a victory in their lawsuit there. However, despite the win, a potential shadow still hangs over that case and others like it for the abortion faithful. As Politico pointed out last week, there are currently a dozen abortion related cases teed up for the Supreme Court, which could potentially begin to dismantle the abortion-on-demand regime created by Roe v. Wade.
Planned Parenthood is also taking a beating in a place it’s not accustomed to losing — the movie theater. “Unplanned,” a film about the journey of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson from abortion advocate to pro-life activist, grossed $6.1 million over the weekend, finishing fifth overall at the box office despite appearing in just 1,059 theaters nationwide. Because of the movie’s success, that number will expand to 1,700 theaters next weekend..
Planned Parenthood has taken significant losses in politics, in policy, and in culture over the past year. Given this state of play, 2020 becomes even more important for their organization. You could even argue it’s do-or-die — a defeat to Democrats at the ballot box in 2020 could lead to a serious long-term reckoning for the organization. For the sake of the more than 300,000 unborn children killed by Planned Parenthood every year, we can only hope.
Terry Schilling (@PizzaPolitico) is the executive director at American Principles Project, a conservative nonprofit dedicated to putting human dignity at the heart of public policy.
Cancer fighter ready to take on Skyway 10K
Kathleen Powers has two chemo treatments left but isn't letting cancer keep her off the bridge.
Author: Bobby Lewis
Updated: 6:18 PM EST February 28, 2019
Kathleen Powers will be wearing a new shirt when she crosses the Skyway Bridge on March 3. Her black tank top features a bright pink bow in place of the ‘A’ in the word ‘WARRIOR’ across her chest.
“It’s not a survivor. It’s a warrior,” she said. “After going through all this, I do definitely feel like a warrior.”
Exactly a year after her breast cancer diagnosis, the mother of two is training to complete the Skyway 10K. She has two chemo treatments to go before finishing her fight against cancer.
“You’re tired and stuff from treatments,” she said. “You don’t get to train. To be able to get through it is really important.”
Kathleen walks/jogs 4.5 miles a few times per week around her Wesley Chapel neighborhood. She is hoping it will prepare her for the 6-mile trek across the Bay Area’s highest bridge.
“I’m a little scared of heights,” she said with a chuckle.
She is on preventative chemo and will have to take a pill for the next five years. Spanning the Skyway Bridge will mark the completion of her cancer journey.
“It’s about finishing, not about the time,” she said. “It’s the idea of getting over the chemo, getting over the bridge.”
European Girls in Vienna are Wearing Headscarves to Avoid Assaults by Male Muslim Migrants
European Girls in Vienna are Wearing Headscarves to Avoid Assaults by Male Muslim Migrants.
Marcus Franz, a physician and former MP from the conservative Austrian People’s Party created outrage on social media after he said the non-Muslim European girls in Vienna have started to wear Islamic headscarves to prevent street harassment and assault by male Muslim migrants.
During an appearance last week on OE24, a local Austrian television station, Franz stated, “Speak with women on the street, speak with children, speak with young girls. I know fathers who, when their daughters come home in the evening when they live in the problem area, give them headscarves so they won’t be recognized as Austrians. I know this personally, in the 15th district [of Vienna], this is a fact.”
The doctor and former MP went on to say that native Austrian women were afraid because of ‘permanent micro-aggressions’ and being sexually propositioned by Muslim men on the streets of Vienna. This is especially common in the districts where lots of migrants live.
Franz added that European girls who don’t wear Islamic headscarves were being “propositioned with unpleasant aggression and attitudes, and the girls and women, quite simply, are afraid.”
“You can see it in the population if you work in a social profession like me,” Franz remarked, adding, “We need to distinguish clearly between the settled population and those who have arrived more recently.”
This story shares unsettling similarities to how some native German girls who attend the schools with significant migrant populations have also been wearing hijabs to prevent harassment and aggressive behavior aimed at them.
In March of last year, a number of news outlets reported that the headmaster of school in Frankfurt, Germany, told a mother whose daughter was being aggressively bullied by Muslim students due to her blonde hair, Christianity, and because she didn’t wear a headscarf, to cover her up with a hijab to prevent the harassment.
“Your daughter does not have to say that she is German. Besides, you can give her a headscarf!” the headmaster told her.
The mother of the student told BILD, a German news outlet, that she was ‘forced to take her daughter out of school for her protection’ because the Muslim girls were bullying her to such a significant degree.
In late 2016, a UN-sponsored advertisement in Germany encouraged women to wear Islamic headscarves to show ‘tolerance.’ The German government used public funds to run the 18-second ad.
Many women in Sweden have also started to wear Islamic headscarves to avoid sexual harassment and assault. Sexual assaults in Sweden have skyrocketed since the migrant crisis began in 2015.
Migrant violence against women has spread like a like a plague throughout Europe since the EU first allowed an enormous influx of migrants from Northern Africa and the Middle East in 2015. Reports of sexual harassment and assault against European women are much higher in Western European countries where more migrants have been allowed in (i.e., Germany, Sweden, Austria).
Meanwhile, reports of the same nature are virtually non-existent in countries like Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia (the Visegrád Group), where the governments have taken a hardline stance against mass migration from majority Muslim countries.
Perhaps the governments of Western Europe should be taking their cues from the Visegrád countries.
Federal Judge Blocks Birth Control Exemptions
U.S. District Judge, Wendy Beetlestone, ruled against the Trump administration’s newly proposed birth control coverage rules for employers this week. In a landmark case being hailed as a “win” by the left, Beetlestone denied the motion and issued a nationwide injunction forcing employers to maintain coverage for contraceptives.
Worldwide in 2018, 42 million human beings were brutally killed by abortion
By Kelli | January 3, 2019 , 05:17am
Worldometers, a nonpartisan company owned by Dadax, tracks world statistics on various things like population, health, government and more. And according to Breitbart.com, Worldometers shows that “[a]s of December 31, 2018, there have been some 41.9 million abortions performed in the course of the year…. By contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2018, 5 million from smoking, and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS.”
The numbers are staggering. And simply watching the Worldometers website tickers going up — especially regarding causes of death — is sobering. Approximately 2,500 abortions are committed every day in America, but to see a worldwide toll is jaw dropping. At the time of the writing of this article on January 2, 2019, for example, the number of worldwide abortions sits around approximately 200,000 — just two days into the start of the new year. This means that more than 100,000 human beings are killed by abortion worldwide every single day.
Breitbart notes, “Globally, just under a quarter of all pregnancies (23 percent) were ended by abortion in 2018, and for every 33 live births, ten infants were aborted,” and adds, ‘Last week, the UK Department of Health revealed that in 2017 — the last year for which it has revised abortion statistics — the number of UK abortions hit a 10-year high.” As of January 1, 2019, Ireland also now has legal abortions, which will increase the abortion death toll.
READ: Nearly half of countries have ‘insufficient children’ to maintain populations
While abortion is reportedly on the decline in the United States, nearly a million abortions are still committed annually in the nation. A previous article from Live Action News notes that the Guttmacher Institute (whose numbers are thought to be more accurate and complete than those from the Centers for Disease Control) “report[s] 926,200 abortions for 2014, according to statistics published in January of 2018.”
Most abortions are committed in the first trimester. Despite the fact that these abortions are done before 12 weeks of pregnancy, these children are not “clumps of cells” or mere tissue. They are highly complex. Children have heartbeats beginning as early as 16 days after conception, and detectable brain waves by week six. By the end of the first trimester, even though the child is very small at this point, a baby’s sex is visible and he or she can even make facial expressions.
Despite the fact that most abortions are committed within the first 12 weeks, there are still abortions committed in the second and third trimesters. In the United States alone, as previously reported by Live Action News, “later-term abortions in some states were as high as 15 to 17 percent of all abortions reported [for the latest reporting year, 2014]. National abortion data reveals that over 100,000 abortions occur in the second and third trimesters each year.”
The public, when polled on the specifics of abortion, is very clear: the majority believes abortions after the first trimester should be either illegal or legal only in very limited cases. Unfortunately, the law in the United States does not yet agree with the majority of its citizens, and the courts all too frequently declare laws attempting to protect the preborn — even at later stages of pregnancy — unconstitutional. Likewise, the laws around the world ignore the scientific fact that abortion kills actual human beings.
Women's March Takes Another Hit, This Time In Obama's Hometown
"There's no march, there's no rally."
Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for BET
December 26, 2018 The fallout from a damning exposé on the Women's March leaders published by Tablet continues, with The New York Times publishing a follow-up piece that echoes some of the key claims of anti-Semitism permeating the leadership of the organization. The latest blow to the embattled group comes from Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago, where the big annual Women's March event has just been canceled.
The Chicago Tribune reported Christmas day that Chicago Women's March organizers have canceled the march scheduled for January 19, which has drawn "hundreds of thousands of supporters to Grant Park in concert with similar marches across the globe" for the last two years. One of the reasons for the cancellation appears to be the internal turmoil resulting from accusations of anti-Semitism leveled at the group's leaders...(Read More...)
Ohio Gov. John Kasich Vetoes Bill to Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins
STATE MICAIAH BILGER DEC 21, 2018 | 4:54PM COLUMBUS, OH
Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed a controversial bill Friday that would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.
The Republican governor, who vetoed similar legislation in 2016, said he rejected the bill based on the unlikelihood of it succeeding in a court challenge.
The AP reports Kasich explained Friday that he believes the bill would be struck down as unconstitutional before it could save any lives. He also said the legal challenge would cost taxpayers money.
“As governor I have worked hard to strengthen Ohio’s protections for the sanctity of human life, and I have a deep respect for my fellow members of the pro-life community and their ongoing efforts in defense of unborn life,” he said in a statement. “However, the central provision of Sub. H.B. 258, that an abortion cannot be performed if a heartbeat has been detected in the unborn child, is contrary to the Supreme Court of the United States’ current rulings on abortion.
“As the losing party, the state of Ohio will be forced to pay hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to cover the legal fees for the pro-choice activists’ lawyers,” Kasich added.
The bill passed the state legislature earlier this month. House Bill 258 would ban most abortions in Ohio by prohibiting abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Research suggests a baby’s heartbeat may begin as early as 18 days after conception, but it typically is not detectable until around six weeks. The bill also would allow abortion practitioners to be charged with a felony for violations.
It is not clear if the state legislature has enough votes to override Kasich’s veto. Cleveland.com reports pro-life lawmakers would need at least two more votes in the state Senate to pass the bill without the governor’s support.
State Rep. Christina Hagan, a lead sponsor of the bill, previously said she wants the bill to pass now more than ever because of the likelihood of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding it, ABC News 22 reported earlier this month.
“Now is absolutely the time to pass the Heartbeat Bill,” she said, previously. “We need every minute and hour that we can get to send it to the right court makeup.”
Meanwhile, abortion activists blasted the bill as “dangerous.” In a statement earlier this month, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio CEO Iris E. Harvey claimed it would restrict a woman’s “right to make personal health care decisions before she even knows she’s pregnant.” She neglected to mention that that decision involves the taking of another human being’s life, the woman’s own unborn baby.
Harvey also called House Bill 258 “unconstitutional,” which suggests the likelihood of a legal challenge.
Kasich did sign a second pro-life bill Friday that prohibits brutal dismemberment abortions. In these common second-trimester abortion procedures, nearly fully formed unborn babies are torn limb from limb while their hearts are beating.
Heartbeat bills have been met with skepticism in the past, even by some pro-life groups, because of pro-abortion legal challenges. State taxpayers have been forced to pay pro-abortion groups’ legal fees after losing other abortion cases.
North Dakota and Arkansas passed heartbeat bills several years ago, but federal courts struck down both laws. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said the following about their ruling on the six-week ban: “Because there is no genuine dispute that (North Dakota’s law) generally prohibits abortions before viability — as the Supreme Court has defined that concept — and because we are bound by Supreme Court precedent holding that states may not prohibit pre-viability abortions, we must affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the plaintiffs.”
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the cases in 2016.
There is more hope that the new conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court may consider an abortion ban, but it is difficult to say if it would for certain. Some legal scholars have speculated that the new conservative court would be more likely to consider cases that gradually chip away at Roe v. Wade – such as a dismemberment abortion ban – rather than reverse it completely.
Ohio Bans Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb
STATE STEVEN ERTELT
DEC 21, 2018 | 4:24PM WASHINGTON, DC
Ohio Governor John Kasich today signed a bill to ban dismemberment abortions.
Dismemberment abortion, otherwise known as dilation and evacuation (D&E), is a procedure in which the abortionist first dilates the woman’s cervix and then uses steel instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus. In 2017, the Ohio Department of Health reported nearly 3,500 D&E abortions in the state of Ohio.
The Ohio Legislature approved the Dismemberment Abortion Ban (S.B. 145), with the Ohio House voted 62-27 in favor of the ban and the Senate concurred by a vote of 23-9.
“Ohioans can sleep easier tonight, knowing that the horrendous practice of dismemberment abortions is behind us” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “Pro-Life Ohio will not stop until the Abortion Report reads: Zero. Nothing to report.”
The Dismemberment Abortion Ban has been enacted in ten states, including Ohio, and introduced in 17 other states in the past three years.
“Ohio Right to Life is immensely grateful to our governor and our pro-life legislature for prioritizing this crucial legislation,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “Ohio Right to Life has seen 21 pro-life initiatives become law in the last eight years. All of these initiatives have led to abortions decreasing by more than 25% in Ohio, and half of Ohio’s abortion clinics shutting down. With four years of pro-life Governor-elect Mike DeWine ahead of us, the prospect of ending abortion in Ohio has never looked better.”
The Dismemberment Abortion Ban is being heralded by Ohio Right to Life as the next step in the national strategy to end abortion. This bill could soon become the newest addition to the 20 pro-life initiatives Ohio Right to Life has seen enacted since 2011. The Dismemberment Abortion Ban now only requires the governor’s signature in order to become state law.
“Ten years ago, the Supreme Court established the precedent for this legislation in Gonzales v. Carhart, when it upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban,” said Gonidakis. “The precedent is there and we’re thrilled to see the Ohio Legislature follow the Court’s lead. We’re grateful for the sponsors, Senators Matt Huffman and Steve Wilson, and Senate President Larry Obhof and Speaker Ryan Smith for their leadership on this issue.”
Dismemberment abortions, also known as dilation and evacuation abortions, typically occur between 13 to 24 weeks of pregnancy when an unborn baby is nearly fully formed with fingers, toes and all of his/her major organs in place. During a D&E procedure, a woman’s cervix is dilated and the unborn child is ripped apart in the womb with forceps, clamps or similar surgical instruments, and then suctioned out of the womb while their heart is still beating.
If enacted, abortion practitioners could be charged with a fourth-degree felony for performing dismemberment abortions. This could result in up to 18 months in prison. There are exceptions to the bill, such as allowing the procedure if the life of the mother is at risk, or if there is the possibility of impairing a major bodily function.
Many states are working on banning dismemberment abortions. Kentuckyis currently in a legal battle to protect its law to protect unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions. Florida also passed HB 1429 to ban dismemberment abortions, and Texas’ dismemberment abortion ban is on appeal after a federal district court out of Austin placed an injunction on the law in November 2017.
Ohio Senate passes bill banning abortion after detectable heartbeat
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
December 12, 2018
A bill banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected has passed the Ohio Senate by an 18-13 vote. Last month, the Ohio House also voted in favor of the bill58-35, but the Senate did make some changes, meaning the bill will now have to be approved by the House again before Governor John Kasich can sign it or veto.
The Senate removed the mandate for transvaginal ultrasounds, which can pick up a heartbeat as early as six weeks, and instead merely requires abdominal ultrasounds, which some see as less invasive for women. “We found that (a transvaginal ultrasound) process is possibly intrusive and we wanted to protect the rights of women who didn’t wish to have that done to them,” Senate Health Committee Chairman Dave Burke said.
According to the Dayton Daily News, one study has found that abdominal ultrasounds can detect a heartbeat as early as seven weeks.
The Senate also moved to add that abortionists who violate the law could potentially have their licenses to practice medicine be suspended by the State Medical Board of Ohio, without first requiring a criminal conviction.
Previously, Governor Kasich vetoed a heartbeat bill that passed through the state legislature, and has promised to do so again. His successor, Mike DeWine, has said that he would sign it, however, meaning there are several options. With 60 votes, the Senate could overturn a veto from Kasich, or lawmakers could try to delay voting on the new version of the bill until the new year, when DeWine is sworn in as governor and Kasich has left office.
Despite the decision from Kasich to veto the previous version of the bill, Ohio has become one of the most pro-life states in the country, banning abortions for a diagnosis of Down syndrome and banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Justice Thomas Blasts Supreme Court for Sidestepping Planned Parenthood: “Quit Abdicating Our Judicial Duty”
NATIONAL MICAIAH BILGER
DEC 10, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas criticized his fellow justices Monday for refusing to do their job when they rejected a case about state efforts to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
On Monday, six of the nine justices refused to take two cases out of Kansas and Louisiana where lower courts refused to allow the states to defund the nation’s biggest abortion business.
Both states, and several others, moved to revoke taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood after videos exposed the abortion giant allegedly selling the body parts of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood sued the states, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Kansas cannot defund Planned Parenthood, despite an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into its aborted baby body parts trade.
Then, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a similar effort by Arkansas to defund the abortion chain in 2017. Because of the circuit split, pro-life groups thought Supreme Court would take up the case.
Thomas said the court made a “mess” of the matter, and blamed the other justices for not wanting to touch a case involving the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
“What explains the court’s refusal to do its job here? I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood,’” Thomas wrote in his dissenting opinion.
Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch joined Thomas, but Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the four liberal justices in refusing to hear the case.
Thomas said he was particularly troubled by the majority decision, because the case has nothing to do with abortion. Instead, it is about Medicaid and patients’ rights.
“It is true that these particular cases arose after several States alleged that Planned Parenthood affiliates had, among other things, engaged in ‘the illegal sale of fetal organs’ and ‘fraudulent billing practices,’ and thus removed Planned Parenthood as a state Medicaid provider,” Thomas wrote.
“But these cases are not about abortion rights,” he continued. “They are about private rights of action under the Medicaid Act. Resolving the question presented here would not even affect Planned Parenthood’s ability to challenge the States’ decisions.”
“Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty,” Thomas concluded.
Americans United for Life President Catherine Glenn Foster echoed Thomas’s disappointment. The pro-life legal group filed two friend-of-the-court briefs in support of Louisiana and Kansas.
“We join the dissent in calling on the Court to ‘do its duty,’” Foster said. “But the good news is that there are other similar cases pending in lower courts, which may give the Supreme Court another opportunity to decide this important issue. In the meantime, AUL will continue to fight to protect states from being forced to use their limited public funds to subsidize abortion businesses.”
In Louisiana in 2015, a federal judge temporarily blocked the state’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood, allowing the taxpayer funding to continue flowing to the abortion chain. Later, the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the judge’s order, the AP reports.
In its lawsuit, Planned Parenthood accused the de-funding effort of being “politically motivated” and claimed that it would cut off women’s access to health care. Even though hundreds of other health care options exist for the small number of women who get non-abortion health care at Planned Parenthood, the judges agreed with Planned Parenthood’s claim that de-funding it would somehow strip them of their health care.
In August 2015, former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal canceled a state contract with Planned Parenthood that provided the abortion company with family planning funding through Medicaid. Planned Parenthood quickly sued to block the move.
After the expose showed Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies, Jindal said: “In recent weeks, it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country. Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life. It has become clear that this is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state.”
The expose videos catching Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies have shocked the nation. Here is a list of all 14:
Glazov Moment: U.S. Judge Condones Female Genital Mutilation.VIDEO: U.S. Judge Condoning Female Genital Mutilation puts 513,000 girls and women in the U.S. at risk November 26, 2018
by Dr. Rich Swier
Female genital mutilation or cuttingThe Office of Women’s Health defines Female Genital Mutilation as follows:
Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) means piercing, cutting, removing, or sewing closed all or part of a girl’s or woman’s external genitals for no medical reason. Researchers estimate more than 513,000 girls and women in the U.S. have experienced or are at risk of FGM/C.1 Worldwide, as many as 140 million girls and women alive today have been cut.2 FGM/C is often a part of the culture in countries where it is practiced. But FGM/C has no health benefits and can cause long-term health problems. FGM/C is against the law in the U.S. and many other countries. [Emphasis added]
A Michigan Judge has rules that outlawing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is un-Constitutional. In this Jamie Glazov Moment, Jamie focuses on horrific surrender to Sharia is accelerating in the U.S.
Female Genital Mutilation is Illegal in the United StatesAccording to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Women’s Health:
FGM/C is against the law in the United States. The United States and many other countries consider FGM/C a violation of women’s rights and a form of child abuse. Federal law makes it a crime to perform FGM/C on a girl younger than 18 or to take or attempt to take a girl out of the United States for FGM/C. Girls and women who have experienced FGM/C are not at fault and have not broken any U.S. laws.
Why is Female Genital Mutilation Against the Law?
FGM/C can cause immediate and long-term medical problems. How bad these problems are depends on:7
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To learn more about FGM visit U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Women’s Health.
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Ohio House Passes Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins STATE
Mom With Cancer Refused Abortion to Save Her Unborn Baby Girl’s Life, 10 Years Later They’re Doing Great
MICAIAH BILGER APR 22, 2019 | 9:52AM WASHINGTON, DC
Almost 11 years ago, Sarah Wickline Hull received some of the worst possible news that a pregnant mother could hear: She had aggressive cancer, and both she and her unborn baby could die.
Wickline Hull said her doctors encouraged her to have an abortion, but she refused.
Today, she is cancer free and her daughter is a happy, healthy 10-year-old.
In a Facebook post in January, Wickline Hull shared her story as the debate about legalized late-term abortions erupted again in the United States.
“People are talking about the medical necessity of abortion to save the mother’s life. I was one of those mothers,” she wrote.
She struggled with infertility for years before becoming pregnant with her daughter. Then, at 20 weeks, Wickline Hull was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that was cutting off her airway.
“I will never forget when the first doctor, an oncologist, mentioned abortion,” she said.
Immediately, she rejected the idea of aborting her unborn daughter, saying, “I knew I would rather die and give birth.”
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A second doctor also urged her to consider abortion after listing a number of problems that her baby may have.
“I stood my ground and refused,” she remembered. “He said, ‘That is ok. The baby will probably spontaneously abort anyway.’”
Eventually, Wickline Hull said she found doctors who supported her decision to choose life for her baby. At 34 weeks of pregnancy, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
“I will be celebrating 10 years cancer free in May,” she said. “I have a healthy, beautiful, bright, precious 10 year old daughter who is a living reminder that doctors do not know everything.”
Wickline Hull’s courageous story is one of many. LifeNews has reported numerous stories about mothers who chose life for their unborn babies after being diagnosed with cancer. Most of the mothers survived the cancer, while a few sacrificed their lives for their babies.
New research provides growing hope for mothers in these difficult situations. In 2012, a collection of stories from The Lancet found pregnant women do not need to have an abortion to get treatment for cancer. Similarly, a 2015 study in the New England Journal of Medicinefound chemotherapy may not impair unborn babies’ general development.
White House Will Host Screening of “Gosnell” Movie Exposing the Horrors of Abortion NATIONAL
MICAIAH BILGER APR 10, 2019 | 12:56PM WASHINGTON, DC
The White House is slated to host a screening of the pro-life film “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” on Friday, Slate reported this week.
The film is based on the true story of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who murdered newborn babies and committed numerous other crimes inside his “house of horrors” abortion facility. It stars Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark”) and is directed by Nick Searcy (“The Shape of Water,” “Justified”).
The White House recently sent invitations to pro-life leaders and others for the screening, according to the report.
Friday’s Gosnell screening appears to be the first politically controversial movie to be screened at Trump’s White House. (The White House did not respond immediately to a request for comment about the Gosnell screening; this post will be updated if that changes.)
Presidents have hosted film screenings at the White House since Franklin Roosevelt converted a cloakroom into a movie theater in 1942. … President Obama hosted a screening of The Danish Girl, about an early-20th-century transgender artist, as part of an event honoring LGBTQ activists in 2015, for example. The first movie Trump screened as president was the Pixar sequel Finding Dory.
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Liberal news outlets that reported about the screening described the film as “gory” and “violent” because it shows “graphic depictions of abortion” in the second and third trimesters. Though they phrased it in such a way as to taint the film as propaganda, in reality, they admitted what abortion supporters often hate to — that abortion is violent and gory.
Gosnell’s abortion facility was described as a “house of horrors” by investigators. In 2013, a jury convicted Gosnell of murdering three newborn babies and contributing to the death of a female patient, along with numerous other crimes. He was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison. The mainstream media largely ignored the case.
The film became a success in 2018 after overcoming numerous hurdles. First, the crowdfunding site Kickstarter refused to allow producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney to fundraiser there. They later broke a crowdfunding record on Indiegogo.
Later, Searcy said they finished the film three years ago but struggled to find a distributor. Not long before its release in October, two prominent media outlets – NPR and Facebook — refused to run ads for the film.
Despite these struggles, the film ranked in the top 10 at the box officewhen it came out. In January, “Gosnell” was the No. 1 best-selling drama DVD on Amazon during its pre-release sales.
The film is rated PG-13.
Abortion Clinic Kills 33-Week-Old Baby in Legal Abortion, Fails to Call 911 After Severely Injuring Mother
CHERYL SULLENGER APR 5, 2019 | 12:38PM BOULDER, COLORADO
Late yesterday, Operation Rescue obtained 911 records that revealed shocking details of a medical emergency that took place on April 2, 2019, at Warren Hern’s notorious Boulder Abortion Clinic.
According to the records, a doctor at the Boulder Abortion Clinic bypassed the 911 exchange and directly called American Medical Response (AMR) requesting an urgent response for an 18-year old female who was 33 weeks pregnant.
Use of the 911 system is known to be the quickest way to obtain emergency help. Direct calls to private ambulance companies delays response times, however, those calls are not subject to public records laws.
AMR contacted the 911 dispatch to inform them that they had sent an ambulance to the scene. The Fire Department then dispatched a Fire Unit in support.
The teen was reported to have high blood pressure and was suffering from a condition called “pre-eclampsia.”
According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, pre-eclampsia is “a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys.” If untreated, it can result in a potentially life-threatening condition that results in seizures.
The ambulance and fire unit responded with lights and sirens due to the urgency of the emergency. The teen was transported – again with lights and sirens – to nearby Boulder Community Hospital.
Hern’s website indicates that abortions done after 26 weeks gestation take four days.
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“At this point, termination of pregnancy is considered a far more dangerous procedure and carries with it serious risks of complication,” Hern’s website explains.
“Abortions done this late on teens tend to be for reasons other than fetal anomaly. We have evidence that teens seek late-term abortions because of denial, fear of others finding out, or even not wanting to miss out on a special event*,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Polls** show that 75% of all Americans oppose abortions after the first trimester – and probably more if they understood we were talking about an abortion at 33 weeks of pregnancy.”
The first three days involves ending the life of the baby with a toxic injection, followed by several rounds of dilators to widen the cervix in preparation for delivery. Labor is induced and the baby is dismembered and removed, or may be born intact.
It is believed that the teen who suffered the emergency on April 2 experienced the onset of pre-eclampsia somewhere near the beginning of her abortion process. If her pre-eclampsia was serious enough, it may have required an emergency C-Section delivery.
The Boulder Abortion Clinic is one of six abortion facilities in the U.S. that openly conduct abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Warren Hern, 81, has conducted abortions there continuously since 1975.
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Tennessee House passes ban on abortion after heartbeat is detected
(Life Site News) Tennessee came one step closer to banning the vast majority of abortions on Thursday, with the state House passing legislation to ban abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
In January, Republicans introduced a bill that would require abortionists to test for and document fetal heartbeats before abortion, and if one is found they would be barred from committing the abortion except in medical emergencies. Preborn babies’ hearts finish forming around seven or eight weeks into pregnancy.
The bill passed the House by a vote of 65 to 21 Thursday, the Nashville Tennesseanreports.
“Colleagues, we cannot continue to allow the slaughter of the unborn while we hope for better circumstances,” said Republican state Rep. Micah Van Huss, the bill’s sponsor. State Rep. Matthew Hill, another Republican, agreed that the legislation was “long overdue” and “not overly complicated.”
“We have a responsibility as the representatives of our districts, of our citizens, to ensure that life, innocent life, is protected in all its stages,” argued Hill, who had the bill amended to include language ensuring the state’s current 20-week abortion ban would remain in place if the heartbeat language is struck down. “We will be able to inject some common sense into our code.”
Heartbeat bills ban abortion far earlier than the “viability” limit set by Roe v. Wade, which some Republicans see as an sign to turn back and others relish as a chance to make the Supreme Court reconsider the 1973 ruling. Tennessee lawmakers are also considering legislation that would automatically ban abortion after Roe is overturned, and Republican Gov. Bill Lee has said he “would support any bill that reduces the number of abortions in the state.”
READ: Mississippi Legislature passes bills banning abortion after detectable heartbeat
To reach Lee’s desk, however, the heartbeat bill first has to clear the state Senate, where Lt. Gov. Randy McNally says it “hasn’t had a very good reception.” At issue are concerns that the language of the current version could potentially invalidate existing abortion limits. McNally said he would like to see Senate action on the bill delayed until those concerns are resolved.
More notably, Tennessee Right to Life and the Dioceses of Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville have publicly opposed the bill, preferring that lawmakers instead focus on the post-Roe ban that wouldn’t take effect unless some other legal battle eventually resolves the dispute.
“Given the field of legal realities that we must consider, we believe it would not be prudent to support the ‘heartbeat bill’ knowing the certainty of its overturning when challenged, in addition to the court-ordered fees that would be paid to the pro-abortion plaintiffs,” reads a statement by Knoxville Bishop Richard Stika, Nashville Bishop Mark Spalding, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.
Kurtz is the former president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Pro-lifers who support the heartbeat law note that virtually every state pro-life measure – no matter how moderate – is challenged in court anyway, with the outcome typically having little to do with the legal merits. They also argue that Roewill never fall until it’s challenged, and that now is the time to do so with President Donald Trump having made two appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court so far.
In response to such objections, Rep. Van Huss reiterated that “we owe it to our taxpayers to use every available resource to save babies’ lives.”
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at Life Site News and is reprinted here with permission.
Virginia delegate who proposed abortion until birth wants to protect insects
By Newsroom | January 31, 2019 , 12:50pm
FacebookTwitterMore110KVideo of Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran defending her controversial bill that would allow abortion even up to birth in the state of Virginia caused outrage this week. The bill, however, did not make it out of committee. And yet, it has opened the eyes of many to the extreme position of political pro-abortion activists. And in another eyebrow-raising discovery, it turns out that on the same day, Tran also introduced a bill to prevent spraying for certain pests such as “gypsy moths” and “fall cankerworms” during certain months. The Daily Caller reports:
The Democratic Virginia delegate who has recently come under fire for sponsoring a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates that would allow the termination of a pregnancy up to 40 weeks old, is also the chief patron of a bill that would protect the lives of “fall cankerworms” during certain months.
Democratic Virginia Del. Kathy Tran introduced “House Bill No. 2495 – Fall cankerworm; spraying prohibited during certain months” on Jan. 9, the same day as “House Bill No. 2491 — Abortion; eliminate certain requirements.”
The text of Tran’s bill further states, “No locality, including a service district created pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 24 (§ 15.2-2400 et seq.), shall spray any pesticide intended to suppress an infestation of the fall cankerworm during the period beginning March 1 and ending August 1.”
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Many find this ironic in light of the fact that in a recent video, Tran uncomfortably explained under questioning that House Bill 2491 would even allow for abortion once a woman is in labor at full term — in other words, no limits on “eradicating” preborn children:
2nd Trimester Abortion Procedure | Dr. Anthony Levatino - Former Abortionist Turns Pro-Life
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How long will God allow America’s killing of unborn children to go unpunished?
Now that there are seven states plus the District of Columbia with abortion laws so monstrously lenient that they permit the killing of unborn children even after a child takes its first breath, I’m shocked that God has allowed America to exist for yet another day. Jesus said to his disciples: “Suffer (allow) the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” His special love for children extends to all of them including those about to be born. His wrath must be staggering against those whose hands and minds and hearts are set, without cause, to take the life of the unborn. It is an abomination that, if unrepented, could destined the most radical pro-choice advocates to occupy the darkest regions of hell for all eternity.
John Horvat II, publisher of the Return to Order newsletter that speaks for Christian morality writes: “If there are gongs that sound in history, one of them would have struck on January 22, 2019… a day of infamy…the passage in the New York State legislature of a law allowing unrestricted, late-term procured abortions. The law’s approval was met with wild applause by the nation’s most radical abortionists…The law allows abortion all the way to the point of birth.” …and beyond.
“Not content to destroy innocent life in its early stages, the pro-abortion forces now seek to kill that same life when obviously fully formed. One senses the passion of a movement that decrees that the child must be killed and the full force of the law must sanction it.”
Horvat adds: “The law’s passage is horrific by its savage barbarity and the totality of the terms by which it allows the murder of the innocent …It lets non-doctors perform abortions. Infants who survive abortion will no longer enjoy the protection of the law; they can be left to die.” This can truly be labeled “infanticide.”
Five of these “abortion unlimited” states with the most uncaring and callous laws governing abortion--according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research and policy group--are Oregon, Vermont, Colorado, and New Hampshire along with the District of Columbia. Most voted Democrat and against Donald Trump in the 2016 election; all are heavily controlled by Democrat representatives in Congress and in their state legislatures.
Democrats obsessed with abortion. Erick Erickson, creator of “The Resurgent website notes: “The Democrat Party in America has become obsessed with abortion. Not just attentive, not just involved, not just committed. They are obsessed with the practice of killing infants in the womb. If you’re a Democrat and that angers you, praise God.”
I would add: if you’re a Democrat then serve God by demanding your party’s leadership to abandon its vile and murderous position on abortion.
John Horvat further condemns the New York abortion law because it “enshrines abortion in the state constitution as a guarantee against any eventual repeal of Roe V. Wade.” It ensures that abortion will never be banned in New York.
“All pretense of compassion or safety is now discarded…There can be no doubt that the unborn child now cleared to be murdered can survive outside the mother’s womb. Pro-abortion advocates no longer apologetically declare that abortion should be safe, legal and rare. The law is a celebration of abortion at all stages, times and places.”
Horvat concludes his critique of New York’s law by reporting: “The abortion law was accepted by a 32-24 majority of New York’s now Democrat-controlled Senate. The Assembly then passed it 92-47. It was signed by the state’s nominally Catholic governor, Andrew Cuomo. This was not a reluctant vote, but an enthusiastic one. The elected officials were aware of what they were doing and embraced it.”
At the same time that New York was enacting its vile abortion legislation, a similar bill was being introduced in the Virginia legislature. Sponsored by Virginia House of Delegates member, Kathy Tran (D-Fairfax) it, too, would “allow abortions up until, and immediately after, a baby is born.” Although Tran’s bill was “tabled” and will not be voted on this year, it received strong support from Virginia’s new governor, Ralph Northam. Northam is reported to have received huge contributions to his election campaign from the abortion industry, including possibly a $3 million contribution from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest “abortion mill.”
The evils of these new abortion laws stain the honor of the nation. What’s worse, Horvat warns, “They interrupt God’s plans for the unborn, who are not allowed to participate in life, work out their salvation and contribute to Christ’s kingdom on Earth. By approving such evil, legislators have rebelled against the blessings God has bestowed upon our once righteous nation and are cutting us off from His saving grace that has always protected us.
A dire warning not to be ignored: If you think this condemnation of abortion’s new excesses is nothing but dumb-ass, naive “church speak”, meritless “Bible-babble” with absolutely no consequences for anyone, then throw in with those who believe abortion is nothing more than a woman’s right to take control of what goes on inside her body. Keep the abortion mills churning and wait to see what eternity has waiting for you. That risk and uncertainty should be absolutely terrifying.
Irish Hospitals Having “Difficulty” Doing Abortions Because Staffers Won’t Kill Babies INTERNATIONAL MICAIAH BILGER JAN 11, 2019 | 7:19PM DUBLIN, IRELAND
Maternity hospitals in Ireland are experiencing “difficulty” providing abortions because so many staff object to killing unborn babies, an Irish medical leader said this week.
Abortions became legal on Jan. 1 in Ireland, ending decades of laws protecting unborn babies’ lives. The law, which was rammed through parliament in December, allows abortions for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and up to six months in a wide variety of circumstances. It also forces taxpayers to pay for abortions and forces Catholic hospitals to provide them.
The new law strictly limits conscience protections for medical professionals, and hundreds of doctors and nurses fear being forced to help abort unborn babies or lose their jobs.
Many have been objecting anyway, according to a new report from The London Times.
Cliona Murphy, chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland, told The Times that some hospitals have been struggling to find enough staff to help with abortions.
Here’s more from the report:
She said some doctors were “frustrated” with operational issues, including a shortage of staff. “You need a certain core number of people willing to do those procedures, and also nursing staff willing to assist. In some hospitals, that has been difficult because not everybody is happy,” she said.
Coombe Hospital has previously said it would not be able to provide abortion services by January, and had appealed to the government to delay their introduction until February or March.
The Times understands there had been problems with smaller hospitals with a significant proportion of staff objecting to abortion. The HSE has declined to say how many of the ten hospitals not yet providing abortion services are unable to do so because of conscientious objections.
It is unclear how many unborn babies have been aborted in Ireland so far this year.
Fewer than 5 percent of doctors in Ireland have told the government that they are willing to abort unborn babies, meaning 95 percent of doctors are not willing. While abortion activists blame a fear of pro-life protests for the lack of abortionists, the more likely reason is that most doctors do not think killing a human being should be part of the medical profession.
Earlier this week, health officials said all 19 maternity hospitals in Ireland are providing abortion services in some capacity, as is required by law, The Irish Times reported.
Leading medical groups in Ireland also have raised major concerns about women’s safety.
“We did have a very short interval. There were reasons for that, where people did want the service up and running, but for practitioners they would feel that that was very short to bring in such a large change,” Murphy said this week.
Other leading medical organizations have been more blunt, calling the push to begin abortions Jan. 1 unsafe and politically motivated.
“The National Association of GPs believes that the rushed manner in which termination of pregnancy services are being introduced is unacceptable and unsafe,” it said in a statement last month. “The women of Ireland will not forgive the health system, if an unsafe service is brought in, for the sake of political expediency.”
Other leading medical professionals also have said the premature start date could put women’s lives at risk. Many hospitals have said they are not ready to begin abortions. They point to a lack of ultrasound machines, clinical guidelines and trained staff as reasons why the government should have delayed legalizing abortion.
Doctors also criticized government guidelines that allow girls ages 15 and under to abort their unborn babies without their parents’ knowledge or consent. One doctor accused the minister for health of taking “leave of his senses” by allowing this
Supreme Court set to decide whether to hear case challenging Roe v. Wade
January 6, 2019
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Democrats might be about to face one of their biggest fears.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to soon decide whether to hear a case that challenges the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that rendered laws restricting abortions unconstitutional.
Challenging the decisionThe case that the Supreme Court may choose to hear questions the constitutionality of an Indiana law that was first blocked from going into effect in 2016 after it was signed by then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R).
The law was set to prohibit abortions that would be performed “on the basis of race or sex or because [the parents] learn they will otherwise give birth to a baby with Down syndrome,” according to the Washington Examiner, but provided an exemption when it could be proven “with reasonable certainty” that a condition would “result in the death of the child not more than three months after the child’s birth.”
The legislation was shot down by federal judges who argued that under the precedent set by the Roe v. Wade decision, the law is unconstitutional.
But if the Supreme Court chooses to hear the case, that 45-year-old ruling could be overturned, a prospect that has liberals concerned — particularly since President Donald Trump has given the high court a conservative slant with the appointments of Justice Neil Gorsuch and the highly controversial Brett Kavanaugh.
A new hopeWhile many conservatives are against all abortions out of principal, many have argued that the moral implications of the ruling banning the Indiana law go beyond the pro-choice/pro-life debate. Indeed, Notre Dame law professor Carter Snead and Mary O’Callaghan of the Center for Ethics and Culture wrote in a joint essay that the Seventh Circuit Court’s decision discriminates against those with disabilities by allowing their removal from the gene pool.
“[The ruling as it stands] leaves the most vulnerable populations among us, born and unborn, susceptible to the view that we have a ‘moral duty’ to eradicate them, that we are ‘better off’ without them, and that their value can be calculated in dollars and cents,” they wrote.
Joining them in opinion is Seventh Circuit Court Judge Frank Easterbrook, who dubbed the provision of the law at issue the “eugenics statute.”
“None of the Court’s abortion decisions hold that states are powerless to prevent abortions designed to choose the sex, race, and other attributes of children,” Easterbrook wrote in a dissent before criticizing the Seventh Court for “imput[ing] to the [Supreme Court] Justices decisions they have not made about problems they have not faced.”
If at least four Supreme Court justices vote to hear it, this would be the first case questioning the rights of unborn since Kavanaugh joined the panel in 2018.
The justices privately reviewed the case on Friday and are expected to announce their decision as soon as this week.
More African-American Babies are Aborted Than Born Alive in New York City
STATE TESSA LONGBONS DEC 21, 2018 | 11:51AM NEW YORK, NY
New York City has included abortion data in its vital statistics report since 1962. The city’s vital statistics report for 2016 reveals that abortion in the Big Apple is continuing to decline, although the abortion rate is still high compared to the rest of the nation.
Abortion Totals and Trends
Abortion has been legal in New York since 1970. In 2016, there were 59,854 abortions reported in the city. Since 1971, the first full year after abortion was legalized, New York City abortions have dropped by 70 percent. Abortion has declined by six percent from 2015, when 63,646 abortions were reported in the city. Chemical abortions continue to represent a growing percentage of New York City abortions. In 2016 there were 12,491 chemical abortions reported, a 14 percent increase from 2015, and a 279 percent increase from 2001, the first year after the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Mifeprex as an abortion drug. During 2016, 21 percent of all abortions reported in the city were chemical abortions. New York City’s abortion rate in 2016 was 31.1 abortions per 1,000 resident women of childbearing age, down from 32.8 in 2015.
State Report Summary
A little over half of the women getting abortion in New York City – 56 percent – were between the ages of 20 and 29. Nine percent were under the age of 20, 31 percent were in their thirties, and four percent were age 40 or older. Non-Hispanic black women made up the largest group of women who obtained abortions in New York City, accounting for 39 percent of reported abortions. Hispanic women made up the second-largest racial category at 28 percent of abortions, and white women made up 15 percent of the abortions reported in the city. Three-quarters of the women were unmarried. Fifteen percent were married, and 10 percent did not report their marital status. Ninety-three percent of the abortions reported in New York City were performed on city residents.
Forty percent of the abortions reported in New York City were performed at six weeks of gestation or earlier. Thirty percent were performed between seven and eight weeks, 13 percent between nine and 10 weeks, and six percent between 11 and 12 weeks of gestation. Five percent were performed between 13 and 15 weeks, and four percent were performed between 16 and 20 weeks of gestation. There were 1,328 abortions (two percent) performed at or after 21 weeks – more than halfway through pregnancy, when babies can feel pain. Currently, New York prohibits abortion after 24 weeks unless the life of the mother is at risk. However, the new Democratic majority elected to the New York State Senate has indicated that one of its top priorities is passing the Reproductive Health Act, which would remove protections for unborn children from New York’s penal code and remove all limits on abortion. Under the Reproductive Health Act, abortion would be allowed after 24 weeks to protect the mother’s life or health, or in cases of “absence of fetal viability” (when the baby is unlikely to survive after birth). The Act does not define “health,” a term commonly interpreted in line with the Supreme Court definition in Doe v. Bolton and understood to include mental and physical health and social factors. Additionally, the Reproductive Health Act would permit licensed medical practitioners besides doctors, such as midwives, to perform abortions.
Race and Abortion in New York City
Non-Hispanic black women continue to be disproportionately impacted by abortion. In 2016, as in previous years, more African American babies were aborted than were born alive in New York City. Out of the 47,718 total reported pregnancies experienced by non-Hispanic black women, almost half – 49 percent – ended in abortion, while four percent ended in miscarriage and only 47 percent ended in live births. Among African American women in their twenties, the abortion rate was a staggering 85.2 abortions per 1,000 women. By contrast, Asian and Pacific Islander women overall had the lowest percentage of pregnancies ending in abortion (13 percent) and Asian and Pacific Islander women in their twenties had an abortion rate of 15.5 abortions per 1,000 women.
In a Charlotte Lozier Institute study of state abortion reporting, New York City tied for 31st best among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than seven percent of all abortions reported in the United States in 2014 occurred in New York City. With so many women undergoing abortions, the city would do well to improve its reporting. New York City could report additional demographic information that it already collects, such as women’s states and counties of residence, levels of education, and previous pregnancies. The city could also include information it collects on how abortions are funded and in which facilities they take place. Additionally, New York City could begin requiring abortion providers to report any complications, as well as information on the physical characteristics of the babies killed by abortion and whether any babies were viable. As the nation’s “abortion capital,” subject to an imminent expansion of legal abortion until birth, detailed abortion reporting in New York City is particularly crucial to a solid understanding of abortion in the United States.
Woman Becomes Pro-Life After Watching Gosnell Movie: “I Finally Understand the Horror of Abortion” NATIONAL MICAIAH BILGER OCT 22, 2018 | 5:36PM WASHINGTON, DC
A college student who watched the new “Gosnell” movie said she became pro-life because of the film.
Kathy Zhu, a student at the University of Central Florida, has a huge following on social media. She first entered the spotlight two years ago when she began questioning her liberal beliefs. Zhu said she used to be a Democrat and initially supported pro-abortion candidate Hillary Clinton, but she decided to support President Donald Trump after researching their positions on national security in depth, according to Fusion.
On Sunday, she promoted “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” to her nearly 50,000 Twitter followers, saying it changed her perspective on abortion.
“Yesterday, I was pro-choice. I believed that women should have a say & the gov shouldn’t be interfering w/ our lives,” she wrote. “Today, I’m pro-life.”
“Gosnell,” which opened Oct. 12, follows the true story of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who murdered newborn babies and committed numerous other crimes inside his “house of horrors” abortion facility. It stars Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark”) and is directed by Nick Searcy (“The Shape of Water,” “Justified”). It broke into the top 10 films in its first weekend.
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Many said they felt encouraged by Zhu’s response.
At least one other person told Zhu that they also changed their mind after hearing about Gosnell.
In 2013, a jury convicted Gosnell of murdering three newborn babies and contributing to the death of a female patient, along with numerous other crimes. He was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison. The grand jury report indicates abortion activists ignored Gosnell, allowing his horrific business to continue for decades.
The film is rated PG-13. Hundreds of theaters across the U.S. are showing the film. For more details, visit gosnellmovie.com.
“Gosnell” Director Nick Searcy Slams Hollywood as Even More Theaters Stop Showing Movie NATIONAL STEVEN ERTELT OCT 24, 2018 | 10:30AM WASHINGTON, DC
Despite its strong performance on its opening weekend, where it ranked in the top 10 of all movies nationwide, theaters are now censoring the “Gosnell” movie profiling murderous abortionist Kermit Gosnell — who was sent to prison after killing babies in live-birth abortions.
Actor Dean Cain complained about how over 200 movie theaters stopped showing the moving — including theaters where it was performed well.
Now, “Gosnell” director Nick Searcy is upset with Hollywood as dozens more theaters have dropped the movie from their roster this week.
“This movie really exposes something that the Left does not want to report about,” Nick Searcy, the film’s director, told PJ Media in an interview Tuesday. “They’re basically trying to ignore this movie. They’re trying to say that it doesn’t exist because they don’t want to have a discussion about abortion.”
Here’s more from PJ Media about the 253 movie theaters total that have already abandoned “Gosnell:”
Searcy argued that abortion is tantamount to a “sacrament” on the Left, so any story that paints it in a bad light must be silenced. “Gosnell” tells the story of Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist in Philadelphia who was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder of three babies he killed after birth and involuntary manslaughter of one of his patients. His disgusting clinic has been dubbed a “house of horror.”
Last week, the Daily Wire’s Paul Bois reported that 188 theaters had dropped the film in the first week since it opened. On Tuesday, the “Gosnell” team told PJ Media that number has climbed to 253.
“Gosnell” opened in 668 theaters on October 12, raking in more than $1.1 million, according to Box Office Mojo. On Friday October 19, it was only running in 480 theaters. On Tuesday, the team reported that 415 theaters are still screening the film.
John Sullivan, the film’s marketing director, told the Daily Wire “we’re in uncharted territories. … The fact that we’ve been dropped from theaters where the movie is the number 6 or number 9 movie is just something you don’t see.”
Sullivan recalled hearing that some theaters actively prevented customers from buying a ticket by declaring a screening “sold out” before capacity is reached.
“It’s hard not to believe it isn’t about the content of the movie,” he said.
The movie has already changed hearts and minds, with one woman’s tweet going viral after she admitted she became pro-life.
But when it comes to the censorship, actor Dean Cain is not happy about it.
“I have never experienced anything like this before, but perhaps it’s a sign of the times. So many folks have become so polarized these days here in the United States that they instantly demonize anyone with whom they have any disagreement. It happens on both sides, and I find it ridiculous,” he told LifeZette about the censorship.
The actor continued, “I contend that there are 10 percent on the far Right, and 10 percent on the far Left, and they are responsible for 90 percent of the noise. The remaining 80 percent of us live somewhere in the middle, and we should be promoting dialogue and understanding, not division and identity politics.”
“There’s no denying that this controversy is stemming from the film’s content,” Townhall reported. “Gosnell executives aren’t surprised by the move – especially after the up-hill battle they’ve faced producing and placing the film.”
Despite the censorship, the movie’s producers told LifeNews they remain upbeat and indicated the movie is performing well in the theaters that continue showing it.
“The Gosnell Movie is doing incredibly well despite attacks from all sides. Industry veterans say they have never seen such campaign by the establishment to shut down a successful movie but we’re happy to report that so far none of it is working,” they told LifeNews today.
“You might have seen some reports over the weekend that the film has been dropped from movie theaters despite over-performing. Yes that’s right – even though we have been attracting huge audiences – theaters have been removing us from their roster,” the said. “But it didn’t matter – we have had a great weekend. We are having sold out houses across the country. For the list of theaters please visit our website.”
They requested that pro-life people help the movie via social media.
U.S. Pro-lifers Respond to Ireland’s Abortion Referendum: “A Profound Tragedy for the Irish People and the Entire World”
May 26, 2018
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Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released the following statement in response to the legalization of abortion in Ireland:
“The result of today’s referendum is a profound tragedy for the Irish people and the entire world,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “While other Western nations including the United States acquiesced to the extreme abortion lobby, Ireland has been a shining beacon of hope for its strong defense of unborn children and their mothers. Irish pro-life advocates have correctly warned that repealing legal protections for the unborn opens the door to abortion on demand, just as Roe v. Wade did in the United States, which has some of the world’s most permissive abortion laws. We are one of only seven nations that allow abortion for any reason up to the moment of birth. We had dearly hoped the children of Ireland would be spared a similar fate.
“While we are filled with sorrow at this outcome, we are impressed and inspired by the diverse coalition of grassroots pro-life activists who worked so hard to educate voters and save the Eighth Amendment. Their message of ‘Love Both’ resonated with millions of people worldwide. This is only the beginning and we encourage our counterparts in Ireland not to give up. As long as there is a vitally active pro-life movement fighting to protect mothers and save babies’ lives, we believe Ireland’s Roe will one day be overturned and its deep pro-life roots reflected in its laws once again.”
Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, visiting more than 1.1 million homes in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. SBA List is a network of more than 630,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.
KrisAnne Hall: Supreme Court Opinion on California Abortion Notice Law May Have Unintended Consequences
By KrisAnne Hall
June 28, 2018 at 3:58pm
Share on Facebook Tweet Email PrintIn a case titled NIFLA, et al. v. Becerra, the Supreme Court is asked to opine on whether Beccera’s injunction to stop enforcement of California’s FACT Act should be granted.
California’s FACT Act requires pro-life clinics to inform their clients on how and where to get abortions. This government-forced message, Beccera claimed, is unquestionably contrary to their practices and beliefs and is therefore a violation of their freedom of speech.
The Supreme Court rightly agreed with Beccera and granted the injunction and sends the case to the lower courts to finish its legal process.
This is truly a victory for freedom of speech and also for the unborn’s right to life; however, it may have some unintended consequences for pro-life supporters.
Justice Clarence Thomas wrotes in the majority opinion:
“Content-based regulations ‘target speech based on its communicative content.’ As a general matter, such laws ‘are presumptively unconstitutional and may be justified only if the government proves that they are narrowly tailored to serve compelling state interests.'”
Thomas remarks that California’s licensed notice is a content-based regulation of speech. And since this particular notice is forced upon clinics like Beccera’s, who are morally opposed to abortion, this particular notice only serves to “alte(r) the content of (their) speech.”
Justice Breyer, writing for the dissent, claims that the government has traditionally held the power to regulate speech through professional licensing and this case should be no different. However, Justice Thomas reasons that speech is not unprotected merely because it is uttered by “professionals,” therefore the California law cannot force pro-life clinics to include government-scripted instructions about abortion.
Breyer remarks in the dissent that this opinion, depending upon how it is applied, could have widespread ramifications on many laws currently in place requiring certain businesses to supply clients with government-scripted notices.
Many states have laws on the books that require abortion clinics, both public and private, to provide brochures on alternatives to abortion. Many states have laws forcing these abortion clinics to provide ultrasound services along with instruction about the developmental stages of the baby in the womb. These are also government-scripted notices forced upon these clinics contrary to their practices and beliefs.
If these abortion clinics were to challenge these laws forcing the pro-life message, under this precedent the high court would also have to overturn those pro-life message laws.
This judicial tit for tat is what happens when people use the force of government to promote personal messages. As Thomas so clearly points out in the majority opinion, the pro-abortion proponents could easily inform the women about its services “without burdening a speaker with unwanted speech,” most obviously through a public-information campaigns.
To be consistent in their opinions, the majority would have to say the same thing about government forced pro-life practices and messages. This means that both parties will have to use non-governmental methods to inform the public about their services rather than relying on the force of government to promote their message.
The irony is that the Supreme Court seems unanimous to a certain degree that freedom of speech deserves the highest level of protection; however, the life of an unborn child does not.
KrisAnne Hall is a national speaker and consultant on the Constitution, founder of Liberty First University, former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army, and former prosecutor for the State of Florida. She also practiced First Amendment law for a prominent national nonprofit law firm. KrisAnne now travels the country teaching the foundational principles of liberty and our constitutional republic. KrisAnne Hall is the author of six books on the Constitution and Bill of Rights and has an internationally popular radio presence. Her books and classes have been featured on C-SPAN TV. KrisAnne Hall can be found at www.KrisAnneHall.com.
Observations of an Irishman: Lessons from the abortion referrendum
JUNE 29, 2018
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A couple of weeks ago, the Irish people held a referendum to legalize abortion and unless you have been living under a rock, you know the abortion side won in a landslide gaining over 66 percent of the vote. Regardless of your feelings and opinions on abortion (I am an Irishman and I am proud to have voted to say all life matters and should be defended), there are several lessons we can learn from this referendum and specifically from the abortion side.
Winning the ArgumentToday's political climate around the world is all about winning elections and gaining power — based on no actual substance other than the "fact" we are better than the other party. America will experience this over the coming months where the discussion seems to be about whether there will be a blue wave or if the GOP will hold onto the House and Senate. But how many issues will actually be discussed regarding the future of the nation? Will the Constitution be discussed? Will liberty and what makes America different even be considered? Or will it be based merely on not letting the other side have power?
The sad truth about the Irish abortion referendum is that the result was never really in doubt and was always seen as more of a formality. The only questions were how many people would actually vote and the margin of victory. Why? Because whether they knew it or not, the abortion side followed the advice Margaret Thatcher gave several decades ago:
First you win the argument, then you win the vote.The proof of this is the exit poll conducted on the day when 75 percent of people said they always knew how they were going to vote.
Over the years, the people of Ireland (as in many parts of the world) have accepted abortion as part of our everyday lives. We think of abortion as a choice and we know life is filled with choices. Should I go out with my friends next Saturday night? Should I order dessert? Should I leave my job or not? Should I keep my baby or not?
The ironic part of those who are pro-choice is that so few realize their own double standard, as 99 percent of them love telling people how much money they are allowed to keep, what car they can drive, how fast they can drive it — dictating what they can buy and when they can buy it, deciding their employment terms, etc.
No Science, no Emotion The second successful step to acceptance of abortion was the complete removal of both science and emotion from the subject. If you read any literature about abortion, you will rarely (if ever) see the word baby. A baby is gorgeous, sweet, needs a name, requires lots of love and attention and is totally defenseless. The pro-choice side successfully changed it to a fetus, which is a group of cells that could turn into anything. Is a group of cells gorgeous or sweet, do you name it, and does it require any love?
The third step has been the successful creation of the narrative around abortion. It is a choice, it is the caring and compassionate choice for women — after all, it is her body and she can do whatever she wants with her body. If you dare disagree with this narrative, you are deemed anti-choice, a hater and oppressor of women.
Chosen IgnoranceThe last step to winning this argument has been chosen ignorance. Have you ever watched an abortion? Did you watch until the end or did you switch it off? Have you ever tried showing or explaining what happens during an abortion to people? If you have, how far did you get?
CredibilityThe second thing everyone can learn from the Irish referendum is how critical your credibility is in society. Ireland has historically been a Catholic country but over the last few decades that has been changing. It is easy to blame the media and the spread of secularism for this change. The truth is the Catholic Church is also directly responsible for losing its credibility to many people because of their own actions or inactions.
When priests do inhumane and barbaric things to young boys, when the Church covers that evil up, and never really comes out in the strongest possible terms to condemn those actions and fire each of those priests, how is it possible to have any credibility in society. Why would anyone ever listen to you?
Now, if you add in the media, which flat-out hate religion, and declining numbers of those who are actually Catholic, you find a perfect storm of why the Church has so little impact in Ireland today.
Impact of ChurchesOne of the biggest differences, historically, between the Church in America and the rest of the world has been the role of America's pulpits. When the Church is at its best, its pulpits are alive, filled with passion and inspiring a generation to be better. The American Revolution may have officially started in 1776, but the truth is it started 20, 30 or even 40 years prior with preachers on their pulpits spreading the laws of nature that were self-evident for all to see.
The sad truth is the pulpits in Ireland are either silent or are spreading modern-day talking points. I grew up a Catholic and I do not remember a time when they were alive. I grew up in a Church where the sermon was not judged by its content or topic, but rather by the length. I have seen first-hand people go crazy when a priest talks for more than 10 minutes during a sermon. I have seen first-hand people switch off during sermons and treat it as an opportunity to read the newsletter.
(Full disclosure, I have done this many times myself as I have sat through sermons explaining was Jesus was a socialist, how Israel is the problem and how global warming is going to kill us all. I even started a discussion a few years ago as I walked out of church on Christmas Day three words into a sermon. Those three words were "Jesus the Palestinian.")
Churches in Ireland have major problems with attendance. In the same exit poll I mentioned before, only 30 percent said they attended church every week, 14 percent once a month and 27 percent a couple of times a year. Of those questioned, 74 percent were Catholics.
PrinciplesSince the vote on abortion, there has been much analysis in Ireland about what this means, and a popular conclusion is that Ireland has filed for divorce from the Catholic Church. For many living in society today, they see life as a religious issue. It is not. Religion does not own life. It is not even a Left vs. Right issue. Life is a human issue.
In a world of partisan politics, life should be the one issue we can all come together on — that life has meaning and is valuable. Does it really matter if God, religion, Allah, logic or common sense got you to that point of view? Would it matter if someone said a rock told them that? No, because life is a self-evident truth — at least it used to be
ConclusionOur actions or inactions right now will determine the world we live in and the one we pass onto the next generation. I know many want to think this world is doomed and that freedom is dead. While true for nations like Ireland and Europe — we know nothing but the tyranny of man's law — that is not the case for America. The track record of America is making the impossible possible. America has the map that leads to success, we just need to follow it again. So what is that map?
It is through churches, families, communities and schools sharing the message that America's founders shared over 250 years ago based around the laws of nature and nature's God — and those principles are the same for everyone. While elections hold an important place in society, it is critical to focus our time on winning the argument explaining why America is different from the rest of the world — why it is exceptional, why it has prospered like no other nation in the history of the world and why simply leaving people alone and not taking their stuff is such a wonderful and simple idea.
We also must do everything we can to be people of good character and do nothing that can damage our credibility. This is true for everyone in society and not just those in power. We must understand that America's founders were ahead of their time and remember the principles they placed special emphasis on as they pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor as they signed the Declaration of Independence.
If we follow that roadmap, combined with the advancements of society including technology, we really can live in a society that enjoys more freedom than even America's founders could have envisioned.
Trump’s New Abortion Regulation Continues Jack Kemp’s Pro-Life Legacy
Posted: May 19, 2018 12:01 AM
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.
On Friday, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services announced it would be updating the Title X regulation framework to better enforce the letter of the law, which outlaws federal funding for abortion, and to ensure that federal family planning dollars do not go to facilities that perform abortion. This new framework is based largely on President Reagan’s similar Title X regulation in 1988, which was challenged in court but eventually upheld by the Supreme Court in Rust v. Sullivan.
However, up to now, the framework has never truly been enforced. President Clinton quickly ditched it as soon as he took office, allowing abortion providers to play a shell game which gave them access to federal funds. President George W. Bush, despite his supposed pro-life bonafides, allowed the illegality to continue. And President Obama actually worsened matters by stripping states of their ability to defund abortion providers, a radical move which Congress overturned last year.
But now, President Trump is returning to the Reagan playbook. The federal government will finally enforce the law as written and prevent federal funds from going directly to abortion providers -- instead, this money will go to family planning facilities that do not perform abortions. This is a significant moment for the pro-life movement.
The effort to prevent Title X family planning funds from going to abortion predates the 1988 Reagan regulation. It began with an amendment to a 1985 appropriations bill, introduced by Rep. Jack Kemp and Sen. Orrin Hatch, that outlined the policy Reagan would later use in his executive order to restrict these funds from going toward abortion.
Now, 33 years after he first introduced his amendment, Jack Kemp’s pro-life dream will finally be realized. Its fulfilment is another testament to the lasting impact that Kemp has had on the Republican Party.
Most people associate Kemp -- and rightly so -- with the Republican Party’s focus on cutting taxes as a way of spurring the economy, but his vision was much greater than this. The one consistent theme across all of Kemp’s proposed policies was prioritizing the real needs of working families. Kemp sought to cut taxes because he believed that high taxes were preventing these families from achieving prosperity. Kemp rarely, if ever, discussed tax policy in any context without referring to its effect on entrepreneurs and, more importantly, the lives of ordinary people -- particularly how it impacted the livelihood of families, including the additional work hours that robbed children of time with their parents.
Moving forward, the Republican Party needs to understand not only the great legislative legacy of Jack Kemp, but also the context in which he always placed these issues. Kemp was always a great spokesman for the fundamental unity that makes us all Americans. He saw the rights of every individual -- regardless of race, class, or state in life -- as critical, and fought to preserve those rights. He also realized that America’s greatness resides fundamentally in its families, and he fought to ensure every American’s rights were defended within the context of the family. Amid our present era’s political realignment, Kemp’s legacy as a defender of both individual rights and the importance of the family ought to be seen as a model for future Republican policymaking.
Donald Trump has brought back Kemp’s focus on ordinary Americans and mainstreamed it within the Republican Party. His newly announced Title X regulations reflect a strong respect for the importance of the individual and the position of defending life within that context. As the party enters into the 2018 midterms and moves forward toward the 2020 elections, the theme of the dignity of every human life and the importance of the family needs to be front and center. Jack Kemp was a towering figure in conservative politics in the 20th century. His ideas -- and his compassion for people -- are still very much needed today.
Is Abortion actually just Modern Child Sacrifice?
By Dr. Jerry Newcombe
March 8, 2018
Recently a crisis pregnancy center was visited by a church-going girl who was disappointed to find out she was pregnant. The center tried to help the girl, who was set to have twins—offering free medical care and services for her and her babies’ needs—so that she would choose life for her babies. But the problem was her due date. Rather than miss a cruise for which she had booked tickets, she chose to abort.
Not only are church-going women aborting their babies, there are abortionists today who call themselves “Christians.” How can that be? Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League is mobilizing prayer warriors to pray for three abortionists who claim to be Christians. One of those just spoke at Mississippi State University on March 1 in a speech called, “Abortion and the Christian Case for Choice.” (afanews.com, 3/2/18).
Anyone can claim to be a Christian, but that doesn’t make them so.
The thing about abortion is this: the ancient practice of child sacrifice has resumed in earnest with abortion on demand—only now it’s all hidden from our eyes. The babies are no longer sacrificed on the altars of the ancient gods Moloch and Baal. Instead, they are sacrificed on the altars of convenience or material benefits.
God said through Moses, “Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”
In the ancient world, child sacrifice was common. For example, in what used to be Carthage (today’s Tunisia), in ancient cemeteries near pagan temples, archaeologists have unearthed bones of babies that were sacrificed. Before the Jewish conquest of the Promised Land, child sacrifice among the Canaanites was commonplace. The Halley Bible Handbook notes “Prophets of Baal and Ashtoreth were official murderers of little children.”
Perhaps the most notorious ancient god of the Ammonites was Moloch. The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary says of Moloch that he was worshiped by means of child sacrifice in “gruesome orgies”: “At least in some places an image of the god was heated, and the bodies of the slain were placed in its arms.”
Moses specifically warned the Israelites against worshiping this demon: “Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Moloch, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.”
But as the Old Testament records, the ancient Hebrews were often rebellious against God and His commands. We read in Psalm 106: “They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. They defiled themselves by what they did.”
One of the worst kings of Judah was Manasseh. In 2 Chronicles 6 we read, “He sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.”
There’s a link to these child sacrifices and hell. How so? Quoting again from The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary says of the worship of Moloch: “its principle place of worship in and after Manasseh’s time was the valley of the son of Hinnom . . . a place of such ill repute that ‘Gehenna,’ i.e., ‘the valley of Hinnom’ became a type of hell.” When Jesus spoke of hell, the Greek word is Gehenna—as in the valley of Hinnom—the place of child sacrifice.
Children are a gift from the Lord. But some people would sacrifice their own children for their personal gods.
When I asked Eric Scheidler on my radio show about the parallel between ancient child sacrifice and modern abortion, he answered: “I think it’s extremely pleasing to the devil when an abortion takes place . . . This wickedness happens in the dark. The womb is an invisible place. We don’t see the abortion happening. Even those photographs we have [of aborted babies] are very rare. They are hard to come by. This is a hidden evil. It’s one that digs its roots so deeply in our society because it happens in secret, and so many people are complicit in it, and it gradually wears away people’s sensitivity.”
Thankfully, Christ offers His forgiveness—even for abortion. Many women who have aborted, many men who have forced their wives or daughters to abort, and many abortionists have repented and come to the Lord and have found forgiveness.
Meanwhile, let’s not kid ourselves that one can participate in performing abortions and at the same time walk in good faith with Jesus Christ, the Lord of life. Abortion is the American version of the ancient practice of child sacrifice. Moloch would be pleased.
Court Strikes Baltimore Forced Abortion Speech Law
Jan 5, 2018
Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Baltimore City Ordinance seeking to impose notification requirements on unlicensed pregnancy centers. The ordinance compelled these pregnancy resource centers to post notices that conspicuously state in English and Spanish that they do not provide nor refer women for abortions or birth control services.
The Fourth Circuit found that the ordinance violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment. In contrast to decisions by the Ninth Circuit which validated a similar law in California, the Fourth Circuit found that the Baltimore ordinance was not commercial or professional speech. The court said, “The compelled speech at issue here raises particularly troubling First Amendment concerns. At bottom, the disclaimer portrays abortion as one among a menu of morally equivalent choices. While that may be the city’s view, it is not the center’s.”
The court also found that the ordinance represented an impermissible attempt by the City of Baltimore “to use compelled speech as a weapon to run its ideological foes into the ground,” which risks grave violation of the country's most cherished freedoms.
Similarly, Liberty Counsel represents three pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in Southern California, all of which offer women experiencing crisis pregnancies resources, counseling, advice and alternatives to abortion. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, one of four cases brought by crisis pregnancy centers challenging the law as a violation of the First Amendment guarantees of free speech and free exercise of religion. The ruling on the NIFLA case will apply to the other pending cases.
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Planned Parenthood Hired Fusion GPS to Create Fake Report
Nov 2, 2017
Fusion GPS, the group hired by the Clinton campaign (Hillary) and the Democratic National Committee to prepare the so-called Trump dossier, was also hired by Planned Parenthood to create a false report about the undercover videos produced by Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
In the summer of 2015, CMP began releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood executives regarding the procurement of aborted baby body parts. Planned Parenthood hired Fusion GPS to conduct a “forensic analysis” to discredit the videos. Not surprisingly, the Fusion GPS report falsely declared that the videos had been edited and were fake, even though the “research” organization has no known qualifications in the field of forensic video analysis.
In contrast, the same videos were analyzed by Coalfire Systems, Inc., a company that does have credentials in the field of forensic video analysis and are experts in the field of information technology auditing. Their findings were diametrically opposite from the Fusion GPS report.
The Coalfire Systems analysis of the recorded media files revealed that “the video recordings are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing. This conclusion is supported by the consistency of the video file date and time stamps, the video timecode, as well as the folder and file naming scheme. The uniformity between the footage from the cameras from the two investigators also support the evidence that the video recordings are authentic. These raw audio recordings support the completeness and authenticity of the raw video recordings since they depict the same events within the same duration as captured from the two separate video recorders.”
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Planned Parenthood Enters Lawsuit To Launch Phase 2 Of Their Abortion Plan As Doctors Refuse
Posted by Anthony Cesario |
Sep 21, 2017
An abortion activist in Maine speaking to reporters about a lawsuit that was recently filed challenging a state law prohibiting everyone except doctors from performing abortions (pictured above).
The authoritarian left is determined to make it as easy as possible to end the life of a fetus, largely because they don’t think there’s anything wrong with killing helpless babies in the womb. They started by giving doctors legal permission to perform abortions. However, they recently realized that there aren’t enough qualified doctors willing to murder babies still in the womb in some states, and as a result, they’re now moving on to the second phase of their abortion plan, which involves giving midwives and nurses the same legal permission that doctors have to slaughter the unborn, using a lawsuit.
For example, in Maine, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England earlier this week challenging a state law that prohibits everyone except doctors from performing abortions. They want the law to be changed to include midwives and nurses because they claim there’s no medical reason to justify preventing them from terminating a pregnancy.
Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England challenging a state law that prohibits everyone except doctors from performing abortions.
Specifically, in their lawsuit, they stated, “Maine statutes single out abortion as the only form of healthcare that [advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs)] are expressly prohibited from providing. This restriction is both out of step with the State’s treatment of comparable health care services and medically unjustified.”
To clarify, they added, “despite the proven safety of abortion care and the proven ability of APRNs to provide such care safely and effectively, the State of Maine prohibits, under threat of criminal prosecution, anyone other than a licensed physician from providing abortion services. The State does not single out any other health care services beyond an APRN’s scope of practice—only abortion,” noting, “this restriction, which imposes severe burdens on women seeking abortions, violates federal constitutional guarantees of privacy and equal protection.”
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Planned Parenthood released a statement defending their decision to sue. “This law significantly restricts patient access to abortion services in Maine, and prevents some Maine women from receiving an abortion from their regular primary and gynecological care provider,” they explained.
“Today, while medication abortion is available via telemedicine in some cases, there are only three publicly accessible health centers in Maine where a woman can get an in-clinic abortion. If this medically unjustified restriction [in Maine law] is blocked, that number will increase to at least eighteen locations across this large, rural state,” they continued, noting, “some women living in northern Maine [currently] have to make a more than six-hour round-trip to Bangor for an abortion, even though there is a qualified, experienced [nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner] in their community ready to provide this care.”
While speaking with reporters, Amy Cookson, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, added, “since the Supreme Court ruled in ‘Whole Woman’s Health’ that laws restricting access to abortion must be grounded in protecting the health and safety of women, there’s now [a] precedent to challenge medically unnecessary abortion restrictions like Maine’s physician-only law.”
Amy Cookson, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, speaking with reporters about her support of the lawsuit against the state of Maine that was recently filed by the ACLU.
However, if the restrictions against nurses and midwives are lifted, then it’ll be easier for women to get an abortion, putting the lives of countless unborn people at risk. Because of this, numerous pro-life activists, like Teresa McCann-Tumidajski, the Executive Director of Maine Right to Life, which is an anti-abortion group, oppose the lawsuit.
“We are against violence inside and outside the womb. We don’t want to open up new avenues of access to abortion,” argued McCann-Tumidajski, who added that since abortion is an “elective procedure,” easy access isn’t necessary.
Conservatives must not allow abortion activists in Maine to make it possible for midwives and nurses to slaughter the unborn. This is because, if they’re successful in changing the law, the number of places where a woman could go to terminate her pregnancy would increase drastically, jeopardizing the potential lives of countless unborn humans.
Planned Parenthood Doctor Horrifies Authorities As They Learn Of 13-Year-Old
Posted by Anthony Cesario |
Aug 11, 2017
Just recently, members of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts were horrified to learn that an abortion doctor in Kansas unwittingly performed an abortion on a 13-year-old girl. As a consequence, he lost his job and may lose his medical license.
According to reports, Allen Palmer, a well-known abortion doctor associated with Planned Parenthood, admitted to performing a first-trimester abortion on the teen, who was impregnated by her 19-year-old boyfriend, at a Planned Parenthood in Kansas while speaking to officials at a medical board hearing earlier this week. Palmer was at the hearing because Planned Parenthood self-reported him to the board for breaking a state law regarding abortions on girls under 14.
Allen Palmer, a well-known abortion doctor, broke a Kansas state law regarding abortions on girls under 14 when he provided a 13-year-old girl an abortion.
Although it is technically legal for a 13-year-old girl to get an abortion in the state of Kansas, there are strict laws about doing so. Specifically, in addition to receiving consent from the child’s parents, abortion facilities are required to submit tissue from the dead fetus to the state Bureau of Investigation if their patient is younger than 14. The purpose of the law is to provide authorities with as much information as possible for cases involving the sexual abuse of minors.
Palmer, however, failed to collect and submit the necessary tissue sample of the 13-year-old girl’s aborted baby. When Planned Parenthood found out about this, they fired him and turned him into officials on the state medical board, who promptly held a hearing to determine whether or not he should be stripped of his medical license.
During his hearing, Palmer claimed that he didn’t follow proper procedures because he didn’t know that the girl was only 13 and pleaded with the board to allow him to keep his license. “I’m telling you that I did not know and I would not have proceeded if I had known,” he testified, noting, “I’m as shocked and awed by this failure as anybody here, but they want to hang it on me, and maybe that’s the way it is.”
Douglas Milfeld, a Wichita physician who’s on the board, struggled to believe that Palmer didn’t know the girl’s age. “It never entered your mind [to ask the patient how old she was],” he asked.
Douglas Milfeld, a Wichita physician on the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, struggled to believe that Palmer didn’t know the 13-year-old girl’s age at the time of the abortion.
“I really don’t ask them, because teenagers today, the way they dress, I can’t tell how old anybody is,’ retorted Palmer. “They go through counseling. They go through screening. I’m the last person in line for them,” he explained, noting, “if there’s a problem, the staff raised it to me or they notified me somehow.”
Palmer’s attorney, Tom Theis, insists that his client did nothing wrong by relying on other staff members. “It was not unreasonable for him to rely on staff,” he told the board during the hearing.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Palmer has broken the law. Back in 1979, a U.S. District Court in Missouri threw him in jail and gave him a fine after he pleaded guilty to filing a false corporate tax statement. Two years later, he was placed on probation. Instead of taking away his Missouri medical license, the judge suspended it for two years and ordered him to do community service at a local hospital.
Despite being a convicted criminal, which was supposed to prevent him from being licensed in Kansas, when he applied for a medical license back in 2008, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts unanimously voted to issue him one. The board’s decision, however, was not extremely surprising. This is because, at the time, it was being led by then-Executive Director Larry Buening. Buening, who worked with former Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a well-known supporter of abortion, is considered by many to be extremely unethical. Shortly after the board voted to give Palmer a license, he was accused of corruption and forced to resign.
Given the many risks associated with abortion, negligent doctors like Palmer must not be tolerated. Hopefully, the board members do the right thing and revoke his medical license, which he shouldn’t have had to begin with.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Melinda Gates Commits $375 Million for Population Control, Abortion
Written by Dave Bohon
Melinda Gates (shown), the billionaire wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, announced at the recent Global Family Planning Summit in London that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will funnel $375 million to population-control efforts over the next four years — a 60-percent increase above what the couple has so far given to the global abortion and contraception initiative, reports the U.K. women's magazine Marie Claire.
Pointing to President Trump's move early in his administration to cut off funding to health- and family-planning NGOs that include abortion in their “services,” Mrs. Gates told the assembled population-control bureaucrats that “this is a difficult political climate for family planning. I’m deeply troubled, as I’m sure you are, by the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts.”
As reported by The New American, shortly after taking office in January, President Trump signed an executive order re-implementing President Reagan's 1984 Mexico City Policy that blocks U.S. taxpayer funding to groups that perform and promote abortions overseas (the policy had been rescinded by President Obama, and earlier by President Clinton).
Following up on that signature, on May 15 the Trump administration announced an expansion of that $600 million funding ban to encompass all U.S. international healthcare, which amounts to nearly $9 billion. “The administration said that under the expanded order, called officially the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance plan, the same amount of funding would still be available globally, but would only go to groups that promise not to perform abortions as part of their 'family planning' strategies,” we reported.
Mrs. Gates said that her foundation's funding will be earmarked only for contraception and sex education, but, reported LifeNews.com, “the money also will indirectly fund abortions, too. The billionaire family already gives money to some of the largest abortion chains in the world, including Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International.” LifeNews went on to explain that “the fungibility of money makes it easier for pro-abortion organizations to provide abortion internationally. In other words, every dollar the Gates Foundation gives to Planned Parenthood for distributing birth control or building an abortion-friendly clinic frees up a dollar in Planned Parenthood’s budget to spend elsewhere.”
The Gates Foundation grant database reveals that, between 2009 through 2013, the foundation gave Planned Parenthood of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Planned Parenthood of Western Washington some $71 million. It also funded the British abortion conglomerate Marie Stopes International to the tune of $46.1 million in 2012.
While Mrs. Gates considers herself a practicing Catholic, her position on contraceptives and birth control put her squarely at odds with the Church. In comments earlier this year she called contraceptives “one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known.”
Additionally, she declared that “contraceptives empower women,” arguing that birth control increases economic productivity in developing countries by giving women more freedom to work, and also leads to smaller families so that parents can devote more time and resources to the children they “choose” to bring into this world.
Mrs. Gates has offered her own life as a testament to the “freeing” power of birth control. “It’s no accident that my three kids were born three years apart — or that I didn’t have my first child until I'd finished graduate school and devoted a decade to my career at Microsoft,” she wrote earlier this year in Fortune magazine. “My family, my career, my life as I know it are all the direct result of contraceptives. And now, I realize how lucky that makes me.”
In a recent BBC interview, Mrs. Gates said she felt “optimistic” that the Catholic Church would one day change its position on contraception for the sake of women in developing countries. “We work very extensively with the Catholic Church and I’ve had many discussions with them because we have a shared mission around social justice and anti-poverty,” she said. She added, “I think what this Pope sees is that if you’re going to lift people out of poverty, you have to do the right thing for women.”
But John Grabowski, a professor of moral theology and ethics at Catholic University of America, said that such a change is virtually impossible. “The Church’s teaching on opposing contraception isn’t a recent teaching, it’s not something made up by Pope Paul VI in 1968,” he told the Catholic News Agency, referencing the Pope's encyclical of nearly 50 years ago that clarified the Catholic Church's teaching on family planning and contraception.
Noting that the Church has addressed the issue on several occasions in recent history, Grabowski said that “this has been the teaching of the Church from its beginning, so the Church [including Pope Francis] can’t change constant, universal, authoritative teaching.”
Court Dismisses 14 of the 15 Counts Against Sandra Merritt
Jun 21, 2017
Today, the San Francisco Superior Court dismissed criminal counts 1-14 against Sandra “Susan” Merritt. The court ruled that counts 1-14 were legally insufficient. The state has the opportunity to amend if it can plead a more legally sufficient and specific complaint. The California’s Attorney General filed 15 criminal counts against Merritt, with counts 1-14 for each of the alleged interviews and count 15 for an alleged conspiracy. “This is a huge victory to have 14 criminal counts dismissed,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “We will now turn our attention to dismissing the final count. Sandra Merritt did nothing wrong. The complaint by the California Attorney General is unprecedented and frankly will threaten every journalist who provides valuable information to the public. This final count will also fall,” said Staver.
Liberty Counsel argued that the criminal complaint for illegally recording supposedly “private” conversations (in restaurants, hotel lobbies and other public places) - the first ever filed against undercover journalists - was legally deficient for numerous reasons, not the least of which was the Attorney General’s decision to prosecute Merritt in secret proceedings, without identifying even the names of her accusers or purported “victims.” The complaint did not provide Merritt with the minimum notice required by the Constitution and California law as to what she supposedly did wrong, so that she can mount a proper and vigorous defense. The complaint was also vague and full of inconsistencies.
“Today we asked the San Francisco Superior Court to dismiss these outrageous and baseless charges against Sandra Merritt, and the court agreed to dismiss 14 of the 15 counts” said Horatio Mihet, Liberty Counsel's Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Litigation Counsel, who appeared with Sandra in court today. “Sandra did not break any law and the criminal complaint against her is legally deficient, vague and full of inconsistencies. No other citizen journalist or organization has ever been charged with a crime for undercover recordings,” said Mihet.
ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA HIDES TRUMP’S NEW POLICY TO STOP ‘GENITAL MUTILATION’ OF AMERICAN GIRLS
April 20, 2017 by Neil Munro
The establishment media is hiding the dramatic news that President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice has announced a national campaign to eradicate the imported practice of Female Genital Mutilation.By ignoring the imported FGM practice, the TV networks “are guilty of aiding and abetting violence against women out of a politically correct fueled fear of offending Muslims,” says an April 18 statement by the Media Research Center and ACT for America.
The federal government’s dramatic policy announcement was made April 13 when officials revealed they had charged a Muslim doctor for performing FGM on two American girls from Minnesota. The doctor and the two girls have immigrant parents from Muslim countries, where Islamic leaders endorse the peculiar institution to keep women subordinate to men. Officials also said they had found additional child victims in Michigan.
The establishment media has largely hidden the administration’s new pro-female policy and the shocking crime, which threatens or has already victimized more than 500,000 young American women whose parents are immigrants from countries where FGM is routine.
On April 13, the New York Times just posted a 637-word article on page A14 about a “Michigan doctor” without mentioning “Islam” or “Muslim.” The Washington Post merely ran a 760-word online article on April 13 about a “Detroit emergency room doctor,” and a four-paragraph AP report in the newspaper about a “Detroit-area doctor” on April 14. Neither article mentioned Islam.
TheHill ran a 221-word piece on April 13 about a “Detroit emergency room doctor” which hid the role of imported Islamic ideas. Politico’s website shows no mention of the Muslim doctor’s s name.
The Virginia-based Media Research Council slammed the TV networks on April 18 for ignoring the issue. “Since last Thursday, The New York Times, FoxNews.com, and CNN.com have all posted pieces online about the case and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson ran a segment about it on his show Friday. So far, the morning and evening news shows at the big three networks have been silent, and as of this morning so has CNN,” MRC reported Tuesday, April 18.
“The media’s moral compass is hopelessly broken,” said an April 18 joint statement from MRC President Brent Bozell and Brigitte Gabriel, founder of ACT for America, an anti-terror groups with a reported membership of 500,000 members.
We have the first case of the brutal practice of FGM in the United States, and the networks are AWOL. You would think an extremely brutal practice of violence against women would make TV headlines here at home, but you would be wrong.
Where is the outrage? The hypocrisy is staggering. The networks, which have for years championed the causes of left-wing feminists and women’s rights, are conspicuously silent on this case and their silence is deafening. This is real exploitation of young girls and the usual suspects who ought to care have little to say about this form of torture making its way to America. This practice is illegal and immoral. The networks have an ethical responsibility to report that it’s happening here at home. If they don’t, they are guilty of aiding and abetting violence against women out of a politically correct fueled fear of offending Muslims.
The progressives’ reluctance to name-and-shame Islam — despite copious evidence that Islam endorses and promotes the practice — comes as progressives try to block President Trump’s new immigration policies, which threaten to reduce the immigration of Islamic communities and political groups into the United States.
Also, progressive politicians and activists prefer to cooperate with Islamic governments overseas and with Islamic leaders domestically, instead of challenging Muslim government and communities to discard practices that violate Western-style rights. That preference is described at the website for Equality Now, which the New York Times describe as “an international women’s rights advocacy organization.” According to the group’s website:
Our formula for legal success is focusing on individual cases that are significant to a larger cause. Whether it is petitioning freedom for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning or drawing awareness to the destruction of girls’ schools in Pakistan, Equality Now is on the forefront of the gender equality evolution.
Amid the news about the U.S. case, the group tried to reframe the imported Islamic practice as generic, non-political “child-abuse.” The group’s leader, Shelby Quast, declared that “we know that this is a child abuse issue, and we know that we need to start training our child protection folks better,” according to the New York Times.
“We need better information about exactly where they are,” Quast said about the doctors that perform back-room FGMs, without noting that they are found in Islamic communities around the United States. For example, the Detroit doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, was trained at Johns Hopkins but reportedly is the daughter of two Indian immigrants from the Bohra sect of Shia Muslims. An article in the Hindustan Times reported that the female clitoris is described as “‘’haraam ki boti’ or immoral lump of flesh” by advocates of FGM.
The newspaper said the two victims were from Minnesota and were delivered to the doctor by their immigrant Somali mothers. Various reports say that Somali Muslims practice an extreme form of this FGM practice, while most Muslim practitioners perform a milder version, with some Muslims merely cutting the female genital “hood” without damaging the clitoris.
Quast declined to provide comments to Breitbart News.
Left-wing Groups Attempt Censorship of UN Delegation
Mar 17, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. —After Lisa Correnti of the Center for Family and Human Rights and Grace Melton of the Heritage Foundation were appointed to the United States delegation for the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women, radical "LGBTQ" groups sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanding they be removed because they do not support the extreme "LGBTQ" agenda. Incredibly, the Human Rights Campaign relies upon the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which recklessly labels any group that does not toe the LGBTQ line as a "hate group."
The SPLC has been warned about its false, defamatory, and dangerous labeling of people and groups as haters or hate groups merely because it disagrees with them over marriage or LGBTQ issues. In 2012, Floyd Corkins attempted to commit mass murder of staff with the Family Research Council. The FRC security guard was able to stop Corkins and was shot in the process. Corkins confessed to the FBI that he was motivated by the SPLC’s website and its so-called "hate map." Watch the chilling video here.
"The Center for Family and Human Rights and the Heritage Foundation are not hate groups. These organizations are both mainstream and thoughtful. Unlike the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Human Rights Campaign, they do not demean people with whom they disagree. To falsely label people with whom you disagree as 'haters' or 'hate groups' is irresponsible and dangerous," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel "C-Fam and the Heritage Foundation will come to the table genuinely seeking the best for women across the world. They are better qualified than their detractors because they are not fettered by blind adherence to the LGBTQ talking-points," Staver concluded.
Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.
Voters will reward GOP for defunding Planned Parenthood
BY FRANK CANNON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR - 01/10/17
© GettyHouse Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) set off a media firestorm last week by announcing that the reconciliation bill will include defunding Planned Parenthood and redirecting those dollars to better health care centers that do even more for women.
Headed into 2017, we knew that one of two things would be true about the Republican Party: Either they would learn the lesson that going on offense on abortion is a winning issue, or they would capitulate yet again to elite opinion and drive away their own voters.
The Speaker’s announcement is an encouraging sign that the GOP may be finished repeating the mistakes of the past.
The key test for Speaker Ryan and Congressional Republicans is whether or not they will succeed in finally defunding Planned Parenthood.
There is no question, given the reconciliation process, that Republicans have the necessary votes to get this done. The only thing — the one and only thing — that could prevent the House from passing this measure would be a weakness at the heart of GOP leaders in their commitment to life and to delivering on their election promises.
If the GOP fights through the elite backlash — which, as Trump has shown, can be done with great success — this can be a valuable winning issue for Republicans in 2018.
In December 2015, the polling institute at Roger Morris University asked voters whether they would support or oppose a plan by Republicans to shift Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding to community health centers that do not perform abortions.
Americans favored shifting health care funding away from abortion providers to community clinics by an impressive margin: 53.3 percent to 31.5 percent. Amazingly, few media outlets bothered to cover the poll, the first and only poll to accurately describe the GOP’s proposal.
Mainstream media outlets like CNN — who, by the way, I happen to hate — continue to report that the GOP plans to defund Planned Parenthood without mentioning that the money would be redirected to actual health care facilities that provide health care services for women.
This week, the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List released the results of a poll, conducted by Kellyanne Conway’s respected polling firm, of 1,650 voters in the 2018 Senate battleground states North Dakota, Montana, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida.
The results were stunning. A majority of these voters opposed Congress giving dollars to Planned Parenthood over other comprehensive health care providers.
Fifty-six percent opposed taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood (with 47 percent “strongly” opposing) while 60 percent said they would be “less likely” to vote for their Senator if he or she voted to give money to the nation’s largest abortion provider instead of Community Health Centers (with 44 percent saying they would be “much less likely”).
Opposition to taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood is particularly high in pro-Trump states with incumbent Democrat Senators facing re-election:
It also makes political sense for Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood. In 2016, Planned Parenthood spent $30 million trying to elect Hillary Clinton. For years, Planned Parenthood has aggressively allied itself with the Democratic Party, spending millions of dollars in campaign advertising to elect politicians who will, in return, give them hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding. Defunding the Left should be common sense for Republicans.
But in the more immediate and narrower political sense, GOP leaders need to understand that this represents a tremendous opportunity to build bigger majorities in the 2018 election cycle. Democrats running in Trump-friendly territory are the great bulk of senators up for re-election.
Positioning them on the side of preserving abortion funding, at the expense of providing funding for real women’s health care, is a net political loss for them, but that only matters if Republicans grow a backbone and fight through the inevitable media backlash.
CNN pundits don’t really matter. Voters do. Kudos to Speaker Ryan for figuring this out.
Frank Cannon is the president of American Principles Project, a non-profit dedicated to educating and advocating for public policy solutions that recognize the dignity of the person as the basis of the founding principles of the United States, and serves as a political strategist for the Susan B. Anthony List. He is the co-author of the 2012 Republican autopsy report“Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012″ and has worked in the public policy arena for over 30 years.
LOOK AT WHAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAS ‘ACHIEVED’ IN 100 YEARS
October 16, 2016 by Rachel Stoltzfoos
In the 100 years since its founding, Planned Parenthood has grown from one small birth control clinic in Brooklyn to a well-oiled abortion machine operating 650 clinics across all 50 states.
On the subject of abortion, Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger wrote: “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” She was elaborating a point in a chapter of her 1920 book titled “The Wickedness of Creating Large Families.” Although Planned Parenthood tries to downplay its whopping abortion figures, there’s no doubt the organization has done its founder proud.
Planned Parenthood abortionists have pulled apart, crushed, or chemically ended the lives of at least 4,481,195 unborn babies since 1999, according to its own annual reports available online. And Jim Sedlak at American Life League puts the sum total at nearly 7 million based on his review of earlier reports.
On the other hand, Planned Parenthood reports staff referred women to adoption services just 33,532 times since 1999. That’s about 133 lifeless fetuses for every adoption referral
By Sedlak’s count, Planned Parenthood aborted 100 unborn babies in 1970, when New York became the first state to legalize abortion through 24 weeks, and within twenty years, that annual number was well over 100,000. In 2014, Planned Parenthood staff aborted 327,653 unborn babies....(Read More...)
China’s Population-Control Machine Reaches Disastrous Proportions
Human-rights activist Reggie Littlejohn discusses the latest developments in the country’s assault on its own children.
by EDWARD PENTIN 05/23/2016
ROME — Despite the implementation in China of a two-child — rather than one-child — policy at the beginning of the year, forced abortions, mostly of baby girls, will continue on an enormous scale. This is according to Reggie Littlejohn, founder and director of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. On a visit to Rome this month, she sat down with the Register to discuss the latest on the Chinese government’s population-control policy.
She also explains how her organization’s “Save a Girl” campaign has saved many lives and how International Planned Parenthood Federation is working “hand in hand” with China’s population-control machine. Littlejohn was in Rome to attend the annual Rome Life Forum, a gathering of pro-life leaders from around the world.
You’ve said the statistics on forced abortion in China are much higher than initially thought. Could you explain how much higher?
The U.S. Department of State issued its annual human-rights report last month, and the China report stated that China aborts more than 13 million a year — a figure the Chinese Communist Party has been officially reporting as the number of abortions. It’s just an astonishing number. They have four times the population of the United States, and we have a million abortions a year. They’ve been recording 13.
But actually, it’s 10 million higher — it’s almost double. There was an official statement in the news media that the 13 million abortions were only those occurring in official Chinese clinics and hospitals. It did not include another 10 million abortions that were occurring in unofficial clinics, so actually, it’s 23 million a year. So they have four times the population of the United States and 23 times the number of abortions. That amounts to about 63,000 abortions a day, about 2,600 an hour, 43 a minute. So for every breath you take, a baby’s being aborted in China.
And this is because of the enforced one- (now two-) child policy?
Yes, and this is the thing: The report of the State Department ends on Dec. 31. It’s a 2015 report; the two-child policy started on Jan. 1. So this was not reporting what the two-child policy was reporting in the last year of the so-called one-child policy. But the one-child policy had so many exceptions that a third of the country was already under a two-child policy anyway. Even under the two-child policy, in the areas that had a two-child policy, there was forced and sex-selective abortion. So under the two-child policy, the entire infrastructure of coercion remains intact.
All couples in China are now allowed to have two children, which means you have to be part of a couple. Unmarried women are still not allowed to have children; it’s still illegal to have a baby in China if you’re not married, so more than half of the abortions in China, according to the Chinese Communist Party, are of unmarried women — and those are forced abortions. They’re forced because it’s illegal. You’re not even given the option of paying a fine; you have to have an abortion. And then third babies are still aborted.
For example, the activist Chen Guangcheng put it most succinctly when he tweeted about the two-child policy, saying: “This is nothing to celebrate; they used to kill every baby after one. Now they kill every baby after two.” So forced abortion and sex-selective abortion continue.
You have a program to save girls. Can you tell us more about that?
We have a “Save a Girl” campaign through which we’ve saved hundreds of baby girls in China. The vast majority of the girls we’ve saved are second daughters. In the countryside, in the past, when there was a one-child policy, if your first child was a boy, you could have more than one child; if your first child was a girl, you could have a second child — but what we’re finding is that those second children, if daughters, are being routinely aborted and abandoned. And that’s when we go to people’s doors and say, “Please do not abort or abandon your daughter; she’s a precious child, and she’ll bring you much joy — and we’ll give you monthly support to empower you to keep your daughter.”
We’ve saved hundreds of babies that way. Well, the same thing is going to happen under a universal two-child policy, because when the first child is a girl, those second daughters are still at very high risk of abortion, because people will want to have boys.
That’s pretty much inevitable?
Well, when the third comes, it’s going to be forced abortion, unless you’re extremely wealthy and can afford to pay a fine, which could be 10 times your annual salary.
Is there any sign they’re going to let up or show any kind of mercy to their own people?
There’s no such thing as mercy under the Chinese Communist Party. What there is is: They’re being very practical. They’re moving from a one-child policy to a universal two-child policy because they don’t have enough young people to support their ageing population and because of the gender imbalance which they’re trying to rectify through this two-child policy. But I don’t think the sex ratio at birth is going to change much. So they could move to a three-child policy.
But that’s unlikely to happen?
No, it could happen. I predicted the two-child policy was going to happen and went on record to say I think we’re going to very soon have a two-child policy; and actually, a week before it was going to happen, I said we’re going to have a two-child policy.
You see, the point at the center of these policies is coercion. It’s not about the number of kids allowed; it’s the fact that they’re setting a number and enforcing it with forced abortion and forced sterilization. So, like in my village, where we have the “Save a Girl” campaign, women are routinely sterilized after the second child. What happens with a universal two-child policy? Women don’t want to be sterilized because they’re butchered. Sterilizations aren’t carried out by well-trained gynecological surgeons: They’re under-trained people without antiseptic, and people end up with massive infections and horrible complications.
In many villages, they don’t have running water; it’s a woman’s job to pump water out of an aquifer, and it takes a lot of strength. So before women have a sterilization, they are usually pumping multiple bottles of water, however much they need, and then once they’re sterilized, they’re incapacitated; and at most, they can pump one bucket of water, which is catastrophic for their family. So if they’re going to have a boy, I think they’re going to stop there and not have a second child because they don’t want to be sterilized after a second child. If they’re going to have a girl, and they’re pregnant again, if it’s another girl, they’re going to abort or abandon her — because they’re “saving” that second child for a boy. … Maybe they’d be willing to be sterilized for a boy, but they’re certainly not going to be sterilized for a second daughter.
Do you see any hope that this system will start crumbling anytime soon?
No, I actually testified before Congress in April last year saying I don’t believe the Chinese Communist Party will ever relinquish coercive population control. And I said then I think we’re going to see them move to a two-child policy. But they’re not going to relinquish the control.
Just like that they won’t relinquish control of the Church, as a means of controlling the population?
I think, in the beginning, when they instituted the one-child policy, the purpose of the policy was population control, and the terror they instilled because of late-term forced abortion was just a by-product. Now, terror is the purpose of the policy. And they want to keep that grip because even under a two-child policy, they still want to monitor people’s menstrual cycles, carry out pregnancy checks. The whole infrastructure of coercion and control of women is intact. A woman’s womb is in the domain of the state.
Are there any loopholes? Could a mother have her baby in a clandestine way?
Yes, there are loopholes. For example, we have a number of babies who are born clandestinely because they’re officially illegal. And what can happen under the two-child policy? You have a daughter officially for your first child, and then you get pregnant with your second child; and she’s a girl, and you want to abort or abandon her. We go to her and say, “Please don’t do this.” And then what can happen is she can have this baby clandestinely.
The Chinese government gives two “hukous” per family. A hukou is household registration [officially identifies a person as a resident of an area and includes identifying information such as name, parents, spouse, and date of birth. They can also be issued per family, and usually include the births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and moves, of all members in the family]. What it does is the child won’t be entitled to health care, will not be entitled to education, will have no official existence, cannot officially work, marry, have a passport or officially travel. They are non-persons in their country What will happen with that second daughter is that they’ll have her secretly, and she will not get hukou, so they can try for a third child; and if he’s a boy, they’ll be able to get that hukou because they will save the hukou for the boy. So some of our girls are unregistered, but at least they’re alive.
My hope is that the hukou system will pass away, and then those girls will become legal, but we’re just trying to save their lives and, meanwhile, attack the hukou system.
You’ve also mentioned a connection between the Chinese government and International Planned Parenthood.
Yes, we’ve sent out a statement on International Planned Parenthood’s connection with all of this. IPP has been working hand in hand with the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Family Planning Association ever since the beginning of the one-child policy and has given them awards, etc. … So the fact we are funding IPP [through tax dollars], in some sense, makes us complicit in all of this.
Edward Pentin is the Register’s Rome correspondent.
“Eu-Meh,” saved from sex-selective abortion by WRWF’s “Save a Girl” Campaign
This Mother's Day, let us remember the mothers in China who are not as fortunate as we, who are indeed suffering greatly because of the forced abortion of illegal pregnancies, and also the intense pressure to abort or abandon baby girls, especially second daughters. The United States Congress recently held a hearing on PRENDA, the Pre-Natal Non-Discrimination Act, designed to protect girls from sex-selective abortion in the United States. Reggie Littlejohn submitted the following Statement to be included in the Congressional Record:
According to a U.N. expert, up to 200 million women are missing in the world today due to gendercide, sex-selective abortion. This number is greater than all the casualties of all the wars of the twentieth century combined. This is the true “war on women.”
Sex-selective abortion is the ultimate violence against females. Aborting a baby just because she is a girl is the ultimate act of gender discrimination. It says that females are so worthless we don’t deserve to be born, to draw breath on this earth. Can we credibly say that we stand for women’s rights without standing against the sex-selective abortion of future women?
Sex-selective abortion is strongly related to forced abortion. Some say sex-selective abortion is protected by a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy for any reason. This view ignores the crushing social, economic, political and personal pressures that trample women carrying girls in cultures with a strong son preference. All too often, women in these cultures do not choose to abort their daughters. They are forced. MORE. YES, I WANT TO HELP END GENDERCIDE AND FORCED ABORTION IN CHINA!
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Forced Abortion is Not A Choice
Jan 20, 2016 Presentation by
Reggie Littlejohn, President
Women's Right without Frontiers
A Coalition to Combat Forced Abortion and Sexual Slavery in China
57,762,169 Abortions in America Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973
NATIONAL STEVEN ERTELT JAN 21, 2015 | 4:23PM WASHINGTON, DC
The United States marks 42 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.Since that time, there have been approximately 57,762,169 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children.
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Two Sickening Charts Show Explosive Growth Of Fetal Tissue Buyer
4:02 PM 04/30/2016
Cate Dyer founded a fetal tissue procurement company in 2010 with $10,000, hoping to contract with abortion clinics to purchase their aborted fetuses and distribute the parts to medical researchers. Six years later, she had successfully partnered with more than 250 clinics to bring in millions of dollars of revenue.
Two charts released by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives illustrate the explosive growth of Dyer’s for profit company. The panel is investigating the fetal tissue industry after a series of videos released last year exposed Planned Parenthood’s dealings in fetal parts with buyers such as StemExpress.
The first chart shows the number of abortion clinics StemExpress worked with to secure the parts of aborted fetuses. (RELATED: Here’s What A Typical Day Of Fetal Harvesting Looks Like)
(House Select Investigative Panel)
In 2012 StemExpress worked with a few dozen clinics. Two years later that number was between 50 and 100, and then in 2016 the number of partnerships more than doubled to 250.
The second chart shows the revenue grow from a few hundred thousand dollars in 2011 to about $4.5 million in 2014. StemExpress made a list of the 50 fastest-growing private companies led by women in America in 2014 for its impressive three-year growth rate.
(House Select Investigative Panel)
The House panel released a slew of documents detailing how the fetal parts, such as a brain or nose or liver, get from the mother’s womb to medical researchers across the world. Included is a screenshot of an order form researchers can use to place an online request for specific types of parts or tissue. StemExpress then uses its network of clinics to match the orders with women carrying the ideal type of fetus and works to obtain consent from those women to harvest and distribute the parts of their unborn baby.
In undercover footage released by The Center for Medical Progress last year, Dyer discusses the profitability of the partnerships for abortion clinics with someone posing as a potential fetal tissue buyer.
“You feel like there’s clinics out there that have been burned?” Dyer asks. “That feel like they’re doing all this work for research, and it hasn’t been profitable for them?”
“No, I don’t,” the undercover actor posing as a buyer replies.
“Oh okay good,” Dyer says. “Yeah, I was going to say, I don’t see that either.”
It’s a felony to receive “valuable consideration” for aborted baby parts, but it is legal to receive “reasonable payments” for costs associated with the exchange. CMP alleges Planned Parenthood is illegally profiting off of its partnerships with fetal tissue procurement companies. StemExpress cut ties with Planned Parenthood after the videos surfaced.
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Florida Becomes the 12th State To De-fund Planned Parenthood
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 1411 into law, which significantly cuts taxpayer funding to all abortion clinics in the state of Florida, including Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America. Florida is now the 12th state to defund Planned Parenthood from accessing state taxpayer dollars after Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
All of these states have restricted Planned Parenthood from receiving state taxpayer funds since the historic work of David Daleiden who exposed Planned Parenthood this past summer with an extensive undercover sting operation showing the organization negotiating the sale of babies’ body parts, and engaging in other fraud, waste and illegal activity.
The funds currently being sent to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in Florida for legitimate woman’s health care, will now be available to hundreds of low-cost federally qualified community health clinics in the state that can provide a more comprehensive and geographically accessible range of women’s health services.
Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) has been conducting a sustained campaign since October 2015 urging Governor Scott to use his appropriate executive authority to terminate all state contracts with the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. In spite of receiving tens of thousands of communications from Florida voters, the governor has refused to do so, until now providing a variety of excuses, mainly claiming that he could not take action due to federal law. The FFPC publicly refuted his arguments and excuses, insisting the Governor had the legal authority and moral duty to terminate contracts with Planned Parenthood, just as other governors around the country had done.
Since the time the legislature passed the bill HB 1411, Planned Parenthood has run a major ad campaign trying to block the bill's final approval. Part of this effort involved deliberate misrepresentations that the bill required "dentists" to provide women's health care. Articles making this false argument appeared nationally on MSNBC and even in the British Newspaper the Guardian. FFPC set the record straight with a letter sent to Governor Scott regarding the facts of the hundreds of other health care providers that can perform the women's health services instead of abortion providers.
FFPC President John Stemberger issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s signature of HB 1411:
“This is a historic victory and we are thrilled to have been an active part of this effort. We are so grateful to the Republican leadership in the Florida House and Florida Senate for making this happen. They collectively did what the Governor failed to do, namely, provided leadership on this critical issue and made it happen. We are nonetheless pleased that Governor Scott did follow the Florida Legislature’s lead in this matter and signed this important bill into law. The real heroes in this victory are Senator Kelli Stargel(R) and Representative Colleen Burton (R) both of Lakeland. These women are to be commended for their courage and conviction, leading on this issue which voters have been concerned about for decades. Finally, we applaud Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) for their legal expertise and research without which this victory may not have taken place.”
Specifically, the newly signed law:
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HACKTIVISTS: ISIS RECRUITERS IN U.S., HUNTING TEEN GIRLS'
They asked her to blow up a major place in her town' and sent 'bomb instructions'
Published: 7 hours ago
ISIS recruiters inside and outside of the U.S. are hunting young American teenagers – mostly non-Muslim girls between 13 and 15 – and trying to convince them to conduct terror attacks on the nation, warns a “hacktivist” group.
BinarySec, a group of self-described “hacktivists, activists, security analysts and outlaws” seeking to eradicate ISIS material from the Internet, says the young teens are requesting help as soon as they realize their lives are at risk.
WND reported in 2014 when ISIS terrorists recruited women from Western countries to fly to the Middle East, marry jihadists and bear their children in a “cash-for-babies” scheme.
Now, BinarySec tells PJ Media the recruiters are using photos of babies or kittens to lure their targets.
“The most disturbing thing, other than the usual gore videos, is the targeting of young teen girls,” BinarySec operative AnonyMissy told PJ Media. “The number of 13 to 15-year-old American non-Muslim girls being targeted for recruitment has gone way up.”
She continued, “I used to have one girl every three weeks or so contact me in a panic when she realizes she’s in over her head; now it’s every week. They seek out the lonely. Invite them to Skype chat. The recruiters are men and women.”
PJ Media also interviewed Binary, the founder and main coder of BinarySec, who said the group has “intel to believe there are recruiters on U.S. soil,” although the majority are “overseas.”
“I’ve seen [the girls] recruited to launch attacks on U.S. soil. I’ve seen them recruited for marriage purposes and even sex slave purposes,” Binary told the site. “ISIS members, when targeting out a female, seek the lonely. They start by sending them little cutesy type of stuff, like messages.”
AnonyMissy said the ISIS recruiters use “very subtle” tactics in the initial stages of contact.
“Depends on the girl, by the time she realizes after a month or so that she has been brought into an ISIS group, she’s been befriended by women and bonds of trust have been built, she has isolated herself from her ‘infidel’ friends and family,” she explained. “Lonely teen girls seeking acceptance, they are easy targets.
“Once they realize it’s real, and in exchange for all of that attention, they need to travel or steal – or worse – they end up in my [Twitter direct message] asking for advice.”
Binary told PJ Media that the girls soon adopt the gang mentality of having a family, and if they try to leave the situation, it can be dangerous.
“The ISIS members start making threats, even death threats.”
Binary added, “I’ve had a girl who told me they asked her to blow up a major place in her town, which I won’t specify for her safety. And they even forwarded her bomb instructions.”
When the girls suddenly realize they’re in trouble, ISIS jihadis know everything about them.
“I’m usually contacted after they cannot get rid of the recruiters,” AnonyMissy explained. “I would be very interested to see how many missing or ‘runaway’ teen girls were chatting, knowingly or not, with ISIS recruiters before they disappeared. And does anyone even know to look?
“… I’ve mostly been told about them being taught to steal to get money to travel. Beyond that, because they are children, I put them in touch with law enforcement to protect them.”
As WND reported, some Western women are recruited through a magazine called al-Shamikha, known as the “Jihad Cosmo.”
“They are selling them this mystical sisterhood of going to the caliphate and being able to be a Muslim in this idealized, utopian society,” warned Mia Bloom, a professor at the center for terrorism and security studies at the University of Massachusetts. “They are targeting these young girls in a very predatory way – the way child sex abusers target young children.”
Bloom said female recruits are promised moving expenses and cash for each baby they produce with an ISIS jihadi. But the women are banned from fighting and typically serve the militants, cooking and cleaning for them.
Bloom also expressed concern that ISIS will use the women as suicide bombers.
She said, while most women would stand out on a military installation, in most other public places, people wouldn’t expect a woman to carry out a suicide attack.
“If you change your tactics and target mosques or schools, that’s when women are really quite ideal,” she explained.
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Muslim Butchers His Wife’s Face, Burns Her With Iron Because of Her 1 Request
Traditional Islamic marriages often give rise to horrific abuse. Cases such as the one below are the brutal truth of these people of which we need to make sure the people of this country are aware.
Twenty-year-old Gul Shifa said that her husband, Alamzeb, beat her for two years, in Manzera, Pakistan. One day she asked for a divorce, so her husband cut her nose off with a butcher’s knife. (via Tribune)
Shifa had tried returning to her parent’s house, but her father had always sent her back to her husband– blind to his own child’s cries of abuse.
When that didn’t work, Shifa decided to leave Alamzeb’s house, and not return to her parent’s house either.
She had made it 10 kilometers away from her home, by foot, when police found her. Instead of helping the poor girl, officers drove her back to her husband’s house.
When the officers brought Shifa home, Alamzeb beat her severely, and seemed to believe she had been with another man.
Then, her husband called a jirga, which is where a group of Islamic leaders make a decision about a problem, generally by consensus. Which means that all of the Islamic leaders called agreed that Shifa had not been with another man, but still could not leave her husband.
This is when the worst of the abuse occurred. Alamzeb locked Shifa in a room for days, burned her with hot irons, shaved her head, and eventually cut off her nose. Alamzeb even called in his brother, Rafique.
Clearly, the two brothers knew they had crossed a line even under Islamic law, and would not let Shifa go to the hospital for fear they would be brought to justice.
Still, after Shifa escaped, she had to go to two different police stations to find officers willing to arrest Alamzeb and Rafique. These officers sent Shifa for a medical examination, and promised they would file charges. As of now, only Rafique has been arrested. Alamzeb is still on the run.
Anyone who thinks that Islam is a peaceful religion, after hearing about this kind of abuse and how the society around poor Shifa simply accepted it, is truly delusion. Do you get it Liberals? This is why we don’t want them here!
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The Trump Administration Pledges Allegiance to Pro-Life America
"We will not rest until we restore a culture of life in America,” vowed Vice President Pence at the March for Life on Friday.
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Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at the March for Life on Friday and faced a hopeful crowd. Many of them gave their vote to this man and his presidential running mate in November, making a somewhat reluctant bet that President Trump would protect their agenda. Within one week, Pence said, the administration has proved its steadfastness: “At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we are in the business of keeping promises.”
After years of coming to the March for Life in a defensive posture, pro-life activists are finally feeling a sense of hope, largely thanks to Trump. Before the event began, there were whispers that Trump himself would call in to the March and broadcast his well wishes to the crowd, said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List. Backstage before the speeches, one man described his fantasy that Trump’s chopper would appear on the horizon, and the president himself would drop onto the stage to show his support.
Will the Pro-Life Movement Split With Trump on Issues Other Than Abortion?
While the president himself didn’t show up, Pence said Trump personally asked him to attend the March along with Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway, who agreed to join weeks ago. “He asked me to thank you for your support,” Pence said, winning only modest cheers from an otherwise boisterous crowd. But when Pence got to Trump’s signature line—“I know he will make America great again!”—the crowd went wild. Even the Trump skeptics present seemed to believe the president will further their vision of a great America: a country without abortion.
“He’s been shockingly, and perhaps even ironically, the most pro-life president in the history of the republic,” said Eric Metaxas, a Christian talk-show host who spoke at the March, in a conversation backstage. “He is widely perceived as being anything but a social conservative. Somebody who has had three wives and who has been pro-choice most of his life … is not the kind of person you would expect to advocate for the unborn. But he’s 70 years old. I think he has a sense of the weight of his new position.”
As the March showed, Trump also has the backing of longtime pro-life advocates in his administration—people who speak the language. Pence spoke of “a culture of life” and called on the pro-life movement to be loving and compassionate: “There is nothing stronger than gentleness,” he said. “I believe we will continue to win the hearts and minds of a rising generation.” There were no louder cheers than when Pence talked about the Supreme Court: Trump’s nominee, who will be announced this week, “will uphold the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution. Life is winning in America,” Pence said.
For her part, Conway seemed to channel the newly optimistic mood in the movement, affirming that pro-lifers have the ear of the White House: “March for life 2017, let me make it very clear,” she said. “We hear you. We see you. We respect you. And we look forward to working with you.”
Many high-profile champions of religious and pro-life causes seemed eager to gather and socialize. Backstage, the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns who championed a high-profile suit against the Obama administration concerning the birth-control mandate in the Affordable Care Act, chatted with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, who proudly talked up all the pro-life legislation he’s fought for. There was high praise for Trump all around, from the nuns to the governor to all the legislators who came to speak: Before going on stage, Iowa Senator Joni told me Trump has “been doing phenomenal.” New Jersey Representative Chris Smith said the president has “done extraordinarily well.” Representative Utah Representative Mia Love was less lavish with her praise, however, noting that he’s done “well” but “that the time to look to Washington to solve all of our problems is gone.”
In just his first week, Trump has signaled that he will be loyal to the pro-life movement, whose members arguably helped him carry the White House. The March for Life showed that he’s not just amenable to pro-life policies—he’s aligning his White House with the culture of the pro-life movement, as well.
PRO-LIFERS WIN BATTLE TO PUBLICIZE BABY BODY DISPOSAL
Attempt at censorship dies after judge concludes most claims unreasonablePublished: 14 hours ago
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A major corporation that contracted with Planned Parenthood to dispose of baby bodies from the abortion industry giant has given up in its fight against a grassroots organization that launched a campaign to unveil the company’s actions.
The Thomas More Society on Friday announced that a lawsuit brought against the Ohio-based pro-life advocacy group Created Equal and its national director, Mark Harrington, over their speech was being dropped.
The legal team confirmed Stericycle Inc. and its CEO, Charles Alutto, moved to dismiss the complaint it had brought against the citizens group.
The Thomas More Society originally had claimed defamation, false light invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress after the citizens group launched a protest campaign in Lake Forest, Bannockburn and Lincolnshire, Illinois.
The campaign urged Stericycle’s CEO, board members and the public to cease handling the disposal of “medical waste” for Planned Parenthood affiliates around the United States.
Read the tested and proven strategies to defeat the abortion cartel, in “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.”
Two months ago, Judge Margarete A. Marcouiller of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Illinois had dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice – except she allowed the emotional distress count to be continued if the plaintiffs filed an amended claim with factual allegations.
“Apparently, the reputed Fortune 500 multinational waste hauling company, headquartered in Lake Forest, and its CEO, himself a Lake Forest resident, chose rather to drop this last part of their lawsuit,” the legal team said.
The lawyers explained, “Created Equal’s campaign included such aggressive tactics as door-to-door distribution of graphic abortion flyers in Lake Forest and its environs which depicted Alutto’s and directors’ photos, juxtaposed with gruesome images of aborted babies’ remains, and slogans such as ‘Killers among us’ and ‘Stericycle enables killing children.'”
The campaign also used postcards and mobile billboards.
Harrington said: “The dismissal of the claims against Created Equal are not just a huge victory for free speech but for also equal protection, in that huge multinational companies cannot be insulated against criticism for their corporate behavior. Stericycle now needs to dump Planned Parenthood as a client and get back to delivering legitimate waste services to authentic health care providers, not for these merchants of death.
“We are pleased to have successfully defended the vital First Amendment rights that were at stake in this case,” said Tom Brejcha, the president of the center.
The disposal company was the object of the publicity campaign because it was seen as the “weak link” that enabled Planned Parenthhood to dispose of baby bodies.
The campaign was launched after the state of Ohio identified a Planned Parenthood business, whose medical waste was handled by Stericycle, as the source of fetal remains illegally dumped at a landfill.
Read the tested and proven strategies to defeat the abortion cartel, in “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.”
WND reported earlier in the year when the medical-waste handling company demanded in court that its critics be silenced.
The judge noted then that the company has been in the process of discontinuing doing business with customers who refuse to certify that they will comply with Stericycle’s ban on the disposal of fetuses as medical waste.
“After Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued a report in December of 2015 that identified a Planned Parenthood location in Ohio that used only Stericycle to dispose of its aborted fetuses, Stericycle renewed its efforts to ensure that its customers had certified that they would not use Stericycle for that purpose.
“In total, as of the date of the filing of the amended complaint, Stericycle has ended business relationships with over 400 customers who did not return the requested certification, including the Planned Parenthood location identified by Attorney General DeWine,” the judge said.
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