Saturday, April 19, 2014

Heroic News: “Court Blocks Obama From Enforcing HHS Mandate Against James Dobson” plus 5 more

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Pro-life leader James Dobson is the latest to win a victory against the Obama HHS mandate, that forces companies and organizations to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees.
The Illinois House voted last week to reject a bill that would have banned reparative therapy for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). It is the fifth state to vote down a ban on the practice in recent months, following high profile debates over the issue in California and New Jersey, which both instated bans last year.
Several hundred delegates of the Nevada Republican Party approved a party platform Saturday that lacks a pro-life plank and drops support for the definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman.
Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has voiced his gratitude to all those who spoke out against proposed Colorado legislation that could have put an end to life-affirming laws in the state.
Obama_and_Bill_ClintonPresident Obama is suddenly upset about the alleged wage gap between men and women, but he's not responding to a national economic crisis. Instead, he is attempting to revive the "war on women" theme that, according to Washington wisdom, helped carry Democrats to victory in 2012 and might do again in 2014.

A study published this week has reawakened debate over the government's need to regulate human cloning. In a paper in the journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers took the



Friday, April 18, 2014

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 4/18/14





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Friday, April 18, 2014

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• Court Blocks Obama Admin From Enforcing HHS Mandate Against James Dobson
• Former Planned Parenthood Director Sits Next to Obama at White House Easter Prayer Breakfast
Hundreds of “Get Well” Cards Headed to Justina Pelletier After Parents Denied Easter Visit• Alabama Court Again Rules Unborn Children Deserve Legal Protection

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• These Laughing Quadruplets Won on America’s Funniest Home Videos, Watch and See Why
• Abortion Survivor Wows Crowd With Speech on Forgiveness, Value of Human Life

• Three Young Princesses Battling Cancer Have Their Picture Taken Together
• Planned Parenthood Closes Abortion Business in McMinnville, Oregon
• Planned Parenthood Board Chair Claims Christians Can Support Abortion Biz
• Man Smothers His Infant Son to Death So He Can Keep Playing Video Games

• Some Pro-Life People Should Stop Hating Women Who Have Abortions

• Why is Hollywood Afraid of the Kermit Gosnell Movie?
• Pennsylvania Gov to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Dodging Inspections
• She Was Born Deaf But Today She is Hearing for the First Time

• Two Men Cloned for Stem Cells by Company Destroying Human Embryos
• Alaska Governor Signs Bill to Help Stop Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

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Court Blocks Obama Admin From Enforcing HHS Mandate Against James DobsonPro-life leader James Dobson is the latest to win a victory against the Obama HHS mandate, that forces companies and organizations to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees.
Alliance Defending Freedom, the pro-life legal group, helped Dobson and hailed the federal court’s order blocking enforcement of the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate against Dr. James Dobson and his “Family Talk” radio show and ministry in Dobson v. Sebelius. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/court-blocks-obama-admin-from-enforcing-hhs-mandate-against-james-dobson/
Former Planned Parenthood Director Sits Next to Obama at White House Easter Prayer Breakfast Ordained Unitarian Universalist minister Debra Haffner was invited to President Obama’s White House Easter Prayer Breakfast.
Haffner is the co-founder and President of the Religious Institute. Founded in 2001, the Religious Institute has emerged as the national leadership organization working at the intersection of sexuality and religion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/former-planned-parenthood-director-sits-next-to-obama-at-white-house-easter-prayer-breakfast/
Hundreds of “Get Well” Cards Headed to Justina Pelletier After Parents Denied Easter VisitHer parents may have been denied a chance to visit Justina Pelletier on Easter Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped hundreds of supporters from sending the teenager “Get Well” cards.
Justina is the sick teenager who state officials wrongfully took custody of away from her parents. The family will not be allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/hundreds-of-get-well-cards-headed-to-justina-pelletier-after-parents-denied-easter-visit/
Alabama Court Again Rules Unborn Children Deserve Legal Protection
Today, in an 8-1 decision authored by Justice Tom Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court held that the word “child” in Alabama’s chemical-endangerment statute applies to the born and unborn in Ex parte Sarah Janie Hicks.
This decision follows a similar one handed down last year by the Alabama Supreme Court in Ankrom v. State, where Alabama’s highest court also ruled that the word “child” includes the “unborn child.” In that case, Liberty Counsel’s amicus brief arguing that the protection of the unborn is in keeping with the protections afforded the born in various areas of the law. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/alabama-court-again-rules-unborn-children-deserve-legal-protection/

These Laughing Quadruplets Won on America’s Funniest Home Videos, Watch and See Why The Matthias Quadruplets have appeared on multiple shows ranging from Oprah to the Tonight Show and they even won $250,000 on America’s Funniest Home videos. That’s because father Steve Matthias knows how to keep Mary Claire, Anna, Grace and Emily in stitches.
Sitting around a conference table made just for them, these South Carolina quadruplets think their father is quite the comedian. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/these-laughing-quadruplets-won-on-americas-funniest-home-videos-watch-and-see-why/
Abortion Survivor Wows Crowd With Speech on Forgiveness, Value of Human LifeAn 18-year old abortion survivor brought a packed Convention for Life in Dublin to its feet with a moving and inspiring testimony on forgiveness and the value of every human life. (Video at bottom).
Josiah Presley, originally from South Korea but now living in Oklahoma, said that when he first found out that his mother had wanted to abort him he was devastated and felt deep hurt and anger towards his birth parents. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/abortion-survivor-wows-crowd-with-speech-on-forgiveness-value-of-human-life/

Three Young Princesses Battling Cancer Have Their Picture Taken TogetherThese three little girls, Rylie, Rheann, and Ainsley met for the first time when they took a group photo for Scantling Photography and Goodger Photography. The photographers wanted to capture the strength and spirit of the cancer survivors.
From a local report on them (video at bottom): If most pictures are worth a thousand words, one in particular is worth a million. Three Oklahoma girls, seemingly so peaceful in the image, are all battling cancer. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/three-young-princesses-battling-cancer-have-their-picture-taken-together/
Planned Parenthood Closes Abortion Business in McMinnville, Oregon The Planned Parenthood abortion business has closed another abortion facility, this time in Oregon. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/planned-parenthood-closes-abortion-business-in-mcminnville-oregon/
Planned Parenthood Board Chair Claims Christians Can Support Abortion Biz A recent shocking Christian Post article, “Christian Planned Parenthood Executive Challenges Misconceptions About Nation’s Leading Abortion Provider” allows the new Chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Alexis McGill Johnson, to regurgitate a statistics-free litany of talking points. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/planned-parenthood-board-chair-claims-christians-can-support-abortion-biz/
Man Smothers His Infant Son to Death So He Can Keep Playing Video Games A 24-year-old Florida man confessed to killing his crying infant so he could continue playing video games, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/man-smothers-his-infant-son-to-death-so-he-can-keep-playing-video-games/

Some Pro-Life People Should Stop Hating Women Who Have Abortions Steven Ertelt from LifeNews.com discusses his list of Top 5 Pro-Life Pet Peeves with me in the studio. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/pro-life-people-should-stop-hating-women-who-have-abortions/
Why is Hollywood Afraid of the Kermit Gosnell Movie? Hollywood usually has no qualms about showing graphic violence or making films about human tragedies. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/why-is-hollywood-afraid-of-the-kermit-gosnell-movie/
Pennsylvania Gov to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Dodging Inspections Documents from an abortion center in Allentown have prompted state officials to investigate whether the center may be dodging unannounced state inspections. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/pennsylvania-gov-to-investigate-planned-parenthood-abortion-clinic-dodging-inspections/
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She Was Born Deaf But Today She is Hearing for the First Time Sarah Churman was born deaf, but you’ll be elated when you see her response to hearing for the first time after getting cochlear implants. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/she-was-born-deaf-but-today-she-is-hearing-for-the-first-time/
Two Men Cloned for Stem Cells by Company Destroying Human Embryos For years Massachusetts company Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) has been trying to clone human embryos. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/two-men-cloned-for-stem-cells-by-company-destroying-human-embryos/
Alaska Governor Signs Bill to Help Stop Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Gov. Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 49 into law on Thursday in an effort to stop the state from paying for abortions with taxpayer dollars. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/alaska-governor-signs-bill-to-help-stop-taxpayer-funded-abortions/







Heroic News: “Malta legalizes gay 'marriage'” plus 2 more


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The Maltese parliament approved a law late on Monday to recognise same-sex partnerships on a legal par with marriage, including allowing gay couples to adopt.
A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are “not welcome” in the Big Apple.
After years of failed attempts, researchers have successfully generated stem cells from adults. The process could provide a new way for scientists to generate healthy replacements for diseased or damaged cells in patients



Inspiring time-lapse videos show parents' love for their growing children

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I just discovered the wonder of time-lapse videos. I recently saw my first one on YouTube. It’s a popular video by Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester called “Portrait of Lotte.” Hofmeester filmed his daughter Lotte every week from birth to 14 years old. The video shows Lotte going from a smiling toothless baby to a young girl with braces. You can see Lotte talking in the video, but the only sound you hear is sweet background music. Since its release, the video has over 4 million views on YouTube. Read more...
 

Belgian doctors give themselves the right to kill patients – without patient consent

Wesley J. Smith spotlights another horrifying report out of Belgium. Fresh off of their euthanasia-for-children success, Belgian doctors have decided that being able to euthanize people who consent to it just isn’t good enough. No, they’ve decided that ICU doctors should be allowed to euthanize patients, even if they haven’t received consent. Read more...
Marine veteran berates fake pro-life politicians silent after WV governor vetoed 20-week abortion ban Since George Tiller’s widely condemned shooting death in 2009, the abortion landscape in Kansas has changed, as abortion numbers decline. But the late abortionist’s disturbing legacy persists now that his abortion mill, which closed down after his death, has been reopened for the past year. To mark South Wind Women’s Center’s first anniversary, The Wichita Eagle ran a piece recapping the center’s journey to reopening, and reporting on how “business” has been for the abortion mill via an announcement of the death toll it has incurred via abortion. Read more...
Civil Rights Violations: Why America Doesn't Need Planned Parenthood
While the U.S. honors 50 years of civil rights, Planned Parenthood has committed nearly 100 years of civil wrongs.
Sadly, 50 years later, African-Americans are still facing a massive injustice. Abortion is the #1 killer in black America. Blacks now have the right to drink from any water fountain we desire, and we can go to any school we work hard to get accepted to. However, those rights pale in comparison to the right to life. Over 13 million black lives have been terminated through abortion. The privileges our ancestors fought for do us little good if we are steadily decreasing as a people group. Read more...
5 videos that show abortion ends the lives of real human beings
Note: There are no graphic images of abortion in the videos included below.
In today’s modern age, it’s difficult to avoid the fact that unborn human beings are alive, growing, unique individuals – from the very first moment they come into existence. Yet some still manage to close their eyes to reality. It’s important to understand the things we claim to support. It’s essential to be aware of all the facts, not just the ones that seem to support our position.
And so, for anyone involved in the abortion debate – and for all those who are unsure exactly where they stand – here are five important videos. These short videos show just what that unborn baby in his mother’s womb looks like, at various stages of development. Read more...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 4/17/14





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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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• Pope Francis Highlights Worth and Dignity of the Disabled, Washes Feet of 12 Disabled Patients
• Abortion Backer Chelsea Clinton Announces She’s Pregnant With a “Child”
Justina Pelletier’s Family Not Allowed to Visit Their Daughter on Easter Sunday• Ex-Boyfriend of Woman Who Killed Her Babies and Packed Them in Boxes is Shocked

More Pro-Life News
• Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life and Believe in the Sanctity of Human Life Before and After Birth
• Gosnell Movie Smashes Crowdfunding Record, Raises $900,000 at Indiegogo

• Teen Born With One Leg Uses Crutches To Become Star Soccer Player
• Study: “Significant Number” of Patients Wrongly Diagnosed as in “Vegetative” State
• A Big Brother Shows His Unconditional Love For His Wheelchair Bound Sister
• Planned Parenthood Reschedules Abortions to Dodge Clinic Inspections

• Texas Clinic Stops Abortions After Judge Won’t Grant Exception to Pro-Life Law

• People With Disabilities Don’t Want Your Pity and Don’t Want Your Death
• Mad Scientists Take Another Step Towards Human Cloning, Ban It Before It’s Too Late
• Abortion Activists at University of Washington Trash Pro-Life Display

• MSNBC Ignores Poll Showing Texas Women Oppose Pro-Abortion Wendy Davis
• In Canada, Tax Dollars Will Pay for an Abortion But Not Some of Your Health Care Needs

• Louisiana House Passes Bill Banning Abortion Clinic Staff From Instructing in Schools
• Abortionist Just Gets 3-Month License Suspension for Illegal Late-Term Abortions
• May Rally Will Remind Government That Ireland Doesn’t Want Abortion

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Pope Francis Highlights Worth and Dignity of the Disabled, Washes Feet of 12 Disabled PatientsIn preparation for Easter Sunday, Pope Francis decided today to highlight the worth and dignity of disabled people — including washing the feet of 12 disabled patients at a care center.
At the Don Gnocchi Centre in Rome, the leader of the Catholic Church washed the feet of 12 people in a ceremony hearkening back to the number if disciples Jesus had. He and the elderly and disabled people celebrate the “In Coena Domini Mass” together before he washed their feet in a gesture of humility, recognition and respect. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/pope-francis-highlights-worth-and-dignity-of-the-disabled-washes-feet-of-12-disabled-patients/
Abortion Backer Chelsea Clinton Announces She’s Pregnant With a “Child” Abortion supporter Chelsea Clinton announced today that she’s pregnant — not with a fetus or clump of cells but with a “child.”
This is the same Chelsea Clinton who lamented last year that her grandmother didn’t have access to Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/abortion-backer-chelsea-clinton-announces-she-pregnant-with-a-child/
Justina Pelletier’s Family Not Allowed to Visit Their Daughter on Easter SundayThe family of Justina Pelletier will not be allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well.
Jennifer Pelletier, Justina’s oldest sister, alerted supported of Justina on the family’s Facebook page: “There are 75 young people in the Wayside Youth Facility. 74 of them will be able to spend Easter Sunday with their families. The one who will not is Justina Pelletier!” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/16/teen-girl-asphyxiated-newborn-baby-to-death-put-infant-in-her-shopping-bag/
Ex-Boyfriend of Woman Who Killed Her Babies and Packed Them in Boxes is Shocked
The former boyfriend of the woman who allegedly killed seven of her babies and packed six of them in cardboard boxes is stunned.
Jimmy Brady, of Salt Lake City, says he was shocked to hear about what Megan Huntsman reportedly did and told a newspaper he had no idea about her past. He said he has been left depressed to hear about someone he cared about and how she killed her own children in such a gruesome manner. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/ex-boyfriend-of-woman-who-killed-her-babies-and-packed-them-in-boxes-is-shocked/

Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life and Believe in the Sanctity of Human Life Before and After Birth New Jersey Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie said during a speech at a forum on drug and alcohol abuse that he is pro-life and he tied his opposition to abortion to his respect for human life, chrischristie4saying he is pro-life both before and after birth.
Christie was a featured speaker at the conference, held at Saint Peter’s University. His comments on abortion came during a conversation with former Gov. Jim McGreevey. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/chris-christie-im-pro-life-and-believe-in-the-sanctity-of-human-life-before-and-after-birth/
Gosnell Movie Smashes Crowdfunding Record, Raises $900,000 at IndiegogoThe movie on Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has just become the most successful film ever on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website.
Gosnell, a made for TV project on the doctor who is America’s most prolific serial killer, has just smashed through the $900,000 mark – overtaking the previous record holder which had raised $898,000. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/gosnell-movie-smashes-crowdfunding-record-raises-900000-at-indiegogo/

Teen Born With One Leg Uses Crutches To Become Star Soccer PlayerA19-year-old Nico Calabria was born with one leg, but started playing soccer at an early age, using crutches. In this video, Nico journeys from a little boy to a grown man, constantly striving to be the best he can be in his favorite sport.
Calabria, born with one leg, has defied expectations on the pitch and exemplifies what it means to power through. Nico’s done more with it than most people do with two. He plays soccer, wrestles, has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, and lives his life like any other person, without limitations. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/teen-born-with-one-leg-uses-crutches-to-grow-into-a-star-soccer-player/
Study: “Significant Number” of Patients Wrongly Diagnosed as in “Vegetative” State Lindsay Cochran was born with spinal muscular atrophy, and has been bound to a wheelchair since she was two years old. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/study-significant-number-of-patients-wrongly-diagnosed-as-in-vegetative-state/
A Big Brother Shows His Unconditional Love For His Wheelchair Bound Sister Lou Pelletier, Justina’s father, has released a photo of a portion o. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/a-big-brother-shows-his-unconditional-love-for-his-wheelchair-bound-sister/
Planned Parenthood Reschedules Abortions to Dodge Clinic Inspections An informant from the Planned Parenthood Keystone affiliate in Pennsylvania has slipped me some fascinating new documents. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/planned-parenthood-reschedules-abortions-to-dodge-clinic-inspections/

Texas Clinic Stops Abortions After Judge Won’t Grant Exception to Pro-Life Law In yet another example of how pro-life laws actually work in terms of stopping abortions and protecting the lives of unborn children, an abortion clinic in Texas has stopped doing abortions after a judge refused to grant it an exemption to a pro-life law. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/texas-clinic-stops-abortions-after-judge-wont-grant-exception-to-pro-life-law/
People With Disabilities Don’t Want Your Pity and Don’t Want Your Death The following letter was published by the Hamilton Spectator on April 15, 2014. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/people-with-disabilities-dont-want-your-pity-and-dont-want-your-death/
Mad Scientists Take Another Step Towards Human Cloning, Ban It Before It’s Too Late Once Dolly the sheep was cloned, human cloning was always primarily a matter of developing the right technique. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/mad-scientists-take-another-step-towards-human-cloning-ban-it-before-its-too-late/
Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don't have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Abortion Activists at University of Washington Trash Pro-Life Display This morning, Wednesday April 16th, a pro-life “Cemetery of the Innocents” was torn down and thrown in the trash at the University of Washington. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/abortion-activists-at-university-of-washington-trash-pro-life-display/
MSNBC Ignores Poll Showing Texas Women Oppose Pro-Abortion Wendy Davis The liberal journalists at MSNBC have been quite enamored with Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, constantly promoting her Democratic campaign. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/msnbc-ignores-poll-showing-texas-women-oppose-pro-abortion-wendy-davis/
In Canada, Tax Dollars Will Pay for an Abortion But Not Some of Your Health Care Needs Here in Eastern Canada, where I live, the abortion debate has been reignited by news that the Morgentaler Clinic, a private abortion clinic in the province of New Brunswick, will close this summer. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/in-canada-tax-dollars-will-pay-for-an-abortion-but-not-some-of-your-health-care-needs/
Louisiana House Passes Bill Banning Abortion Clinic Staff From Instructing in Schools On Wednesday, H.B. 305, authored by Representative Frank Hoffmann (R-Monroe), passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives by a bi-partisan vote of 91-6. The bill had 35 Representatives join as co-authors. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/louisiana-house-passes-bill-banning-abortion-clinic-staff-from-instructing-in-schools/
Abortionist Just Gets 3-Month License Suspension for Illegal Late-Term Abortions Maryland abortionist Harold O. Alexander has once again had his medical license suspended for three months, according to a consent order issued by the Maryland Board of Physicians (MDBP) on April 16, 2014. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/abortionist-just-gets-3-month-license-suspension-for-illegal-late-term-abortions/
May Rally Will Remind Government That Ireland Doesn’t Want Abortion The Pro Life Campaign has released a new video with the aim of promoting its upcoming National Vigil for Life which is due to take place on May 3rd in Dublin’s city centre. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/17/may-rally-will-remind-government-that-ireland-doesnt-want-abortion/