Thursday, July 30, 2009


President Barack Obama Awards Abortion Advocates With Medal of Freedom
Washington, DC ( -- President Barack Obama today named 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian honor that can be bestowed on its citizens. Obama's group of recipients includes abortion advocates who have repeatedly earned condemnation from the pro-life movement. In a statement received, the White House said the medals were awarded to recipients who "make an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States." 
The recipients were said to have promoted "world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors" and "were chosen for their work as agents of change" and because they "have changed the world for the better."Sen. Ted Kennedy has earned pro-abortion records for decades for repeatedly voting to promote abortion, including his opposition to a ban on partial-birth abortions. yet he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama. Obama also awarded a medal to pro-abortion former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'ConnorFull story at

House Panel Adopts Amendment to Help Stop Rationing in Health Care Legislation
Washington, DC ( -- The House of Representatives on Thursday adopted an amendment to one of the three health care bills committees are crafting. The amendment would prevent the use of “comparative effectiveness” research methodologies as a basis for denial of benefits to patients against their will. Rationing of health care could involve cutting off lifesaving medical treatment and resulting in euthanasia. Using the “comparative effectiveness” research, other nations like Great Britain have denied medical benefits and treatments based on a patient's age, expected length of life, or of the patient’s present or predicted disability or quality of life. The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the amendment, sponsored by pro-life Rep. Michael Rogers of Michigan, despite objections from Democrats on the panel. The current House bill the committee is considering sets up a federal center for comparative effectiveness research, which concerns Rogers. "Alarmingly the bill has no restrictions on how the federal government can use this research," he said during the debate, according to a Reuters report. "Comparative effectiveness research is about general average assumptions" rather than individuals seeking treatment. Henry Waxman, the abortion advocate who is the chairman of the committee, and several other Democrats complained about the amendment but then let it pass on a voice vote without taking a roll call. Full story at
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Polls Show Pro-Abortion Barack Obama at All-Time Low, Drops on Health Care
Washington, DC ( -- Three new polls all have very bad news for pro-abortion President Barack Obama and they show him at all-time lows since taking over the White House in January. The surveys also have bad news for Obama on the health care front as Americans trust him less on the thorny issue. Gallup began tracking the attitude of Americans towards the new president on January 21 and, since then, Obama hasn't experienced a lower polling result before its latest round of polling this week. Gallup shows just 53 percent of Americans approve the job Obama is doing compared with 39 percent who disapprove. Obama saw a seven-point drop in support among Hispanics and a four-point drop among white voters, but no decline among blacks. The drop in approval among Hispanics comes the week after the confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, whose nomination doesn't appear to have helped him with that growing block of voters. Gallup found younger voters and middle and upper-income voters were most likely to change from approving of Obama's job performance to disapproving compared with its last poll. Full story at

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Won't Say if Health Care Bill Should Fund Abortions
Washington, DC ( -- As members of her party ask her not to allow the approval of a government-run health care plan that funds abortions, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't say whether she will do so. Pelosi recently appeared on CNN’s State of the Union show and ignored a question about abortion funding. On the Sunday program, host John King asked Pelosi, “If this bill passes and there’s a public option, should that public option cover abortions?” With an answer that couldn't be deciphered, Pelosi responded, “That’s not--that’s not the issue. The issue is people go out there to--we'll be working on that issue. But that’s not the issue." King then asked Pelosi about pro-life Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, of Michigan, who says he has 40 Democrats who will join together to oppose the health care restructuring bill unless it specifically has language that excludes abortion funding and insurance mandates. King said Stupak wants something like the Hyde amendment, that prohibits abortion funding through Medicaid. 
"Well, I don't know that – that Bart’s language is exactly that," she said. "But those – we have people who are working together to help promote health insurance for all Americans, that people will be treated the same in a public option as they are in a private option and that this issue should not be an issue, being respectful of Bart Stupak’s concerns and respectful of full reproductive health care for America’s women," Pelosi added. Full story at

Ask About Health Care, Abortion, Rationing During August Congressional Recess
by Gary Bauer
It’s been a very busy time here in Washington. Fighting socialized healthcare has dominated our work in recent days. In fact, we've published more than a dozen items on the topic in this daily report in the past two weeks. We were able to stop the march of Big Government socialism for a while. But with news that the “moderate” Blue Dog Democrats have cut a deal with liberal House leaders, ObamaCare is on the move once again. The battlefield now shifts from Capitol Hill to each congressional district, and we're calling in reinforcements -- you. Yesterday, President Obama conceded that there probably won't be a vote on healthcare reform until “the end of September or the middle of October.” That means you have August to attend town hall meetings with your representative and senators, stop by their congressional offices, write letters to the editor and educate your friends and family members about the dangers of socialized medicine. Full story at

Unborn Baby Cut From Mother's Womb Found, Woman Who Had Child Arrested
Worcester, MA ( -- The unborn baby girl who was cut from her mother's womb after someone killed her mom and stole her, has been found. Authorities have also arrested a woman suspected of killing 23-year-old Darlene Haynes, who was in the eighth month of her pregnancy, and stealing her baby. Haynes' body was found on Monday when her landlord responded to complaints from neighbors. He found her body wrapped in a blanket and shoved in a closet of her apartment. Worcester Police Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst told reporters that the baby girl appeared to be in "fairly good health" and is at a New Hampshire hospital. Officials also say they have arrested Julie Corey, 35, of Worcester, Massachusetts, and a male companion and that the arrest was made in Plymouth, New Hampshire where police found them with the child. According to an AP report, the man was released while Corey was charged as a fugitive from justice and is set to be arraigned in district court in Concord today. 
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Pro-Life Group Challenges Planned Parenthood to Debate Abortion, Health Care
Washington, DC ( -- A pro-life organization has issued a debate challenge to the nation's largest abortion business to debate health care and abortion. The Family Research Council says Planned Parenthood won't fully admit that the health care bills in Congress include tax-funded abortions and insurance mandates. FRC president Tony Perkins told today that he is responding to attacks from Planned Parenthood and NARAL to his group's new television commercial. The new ad, which is set to run in stations in a handful of states with lawmakers who need to be lobbied, makes it clear that the bill, as written, would expand abortion. He said, "In a letter sent today to Planned Parenthood's President Cecile Richards, I challenged her to join me in a public forum to debate the question - Does the President's health care reform plan include a mandate for taxpayer funded abortions?" "Planned Parenthood says the plan doesn't. I say, come to a debate prepared to prove it," Perkins added. Full story at

Former President Bill Clinton Pens Fundraising Email for Big Pro-Abortion Group
Washington, DC ( -- Bill Clinton may no longer occupy the White House, but the abortion advocate can still make use of his fundraising prowess. Clinton penned an email fundraising pitch for the big pro-abortion group Emily's List that it sent out today to its members. The email focuses on the 2010 Congressional elections and Clinton asks abortion advocates to give Emily's List money to supports it efforts to keep pro-abortion stalwarts in control of the House. 'We can't afford to lose our Democratic majority in 2010, and women -- our nation's most progressive force -- will be crucial to protecting and building upon our strength,' Clinton writes. "In 2010, EMILY's List will be critical to electing more progressive women to help President Obama make change happen." Clinton said he is happy with the results of last year's elections, which saw pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama win and more abortion advocates elected to Congress. Full story at

China Sees 13 Million Abortions Annually, Most Done on Young Single Women
Beijing, China ( -- China sees as many as 13 million abortions done on an annual basis, official state media are reporting today. The information is rare as the nation's family planning agency, which endorses the country's one-child policy that involves forced abortions, rarely releases such information to the public. The China Daily newspaper said the abortions are mostly done on single women who do not know much about the use of contraception. The number is likely higher as the total only includes abortions done in hospitals and does not include those abortions that occur in unregistered stand-alone centers. The 13 million abortions annually also does not include the 10 million abortion drugs that are sold annually. Wu Shangchun, a government official with the National Population and Family Planning Commission, shared the statistics with the newspaper and said half of the women who get abortions were not using any form of contraception at the time.Full story at

Study: Higher Use of Detailed Ultrasounds Yields More Abortions of Disabled Babies
Washington, DC ( -- A new study involving researchers at Cornell University finds that a more frequent use of detailed ultrasound on women who have babies with majority physical abnormalities results in more abortions. While ultrasounds have increased a respect for the lives of unborn children and are credited with helping more than 80 percent of women choose abortion alternatives, the study shows they can be used for a destructive purpose as well. The Cornell researchers, who published their study in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine, evaluated the impact of restrictive versus routine use of "detailed" second-trimester sonography. They reviewed records of women with pregnancies involving one unborn child who were evaluated from 2004 to 2008. The women all received a detailed examination and major structural abnormalities were categorized on the basis of whether the problem would have been diagnosed in a "basic" examination without the extensive use of an ultrasound. The study found major abnormalities in 218 of the unborn children examined by the ultrasound, and 75 of the mothers decided to have an abortion after learning they were pregnant with severely disabled babies. Full story at

Italy Set to Allow Sales of Dangerous RU 486 Abortion Drug, Killed 13 Women
Rome, Italy ( -- Today, the Italian government made Italy the next nation to allow sales of the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug even though it has killed more than a dozen women worldwide. The abortion pill has injured more than one thousand women in the United States alone, according to FDA figures. When Italy legalized abortion in 1978, its decision only included surgical abortions, not the kind that can be done with the controversial mifepristone pill. The Italian Pharmaceuticals Agency (AIFA) announced the decision today that, after a two year review process, the abortion drug can be sold under the name Mifegyne. The French drug company Exelgyn had sought permission to sell the abortion drug in Italy.Full story at

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