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Obama Wins Nobel Prize, Exported Tax-Funded Abortions at Nomination
Obama Spokesman Gibbs Again Misrepresents Health Care, Hyde, Abortion

Obama Admin Sued to Stop Tax-Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Pro-Life Groups Condemn Awarding Pro-Abortion Obama Nobel Peace Prize

Pro-Abortion Obama Not Fit to Share Nobel Prize With Mother Teresa
Attorney for China Activist Against Forced Abortions Loses Nobel Prize
Group's Video Shows Hyde Amdt Doesn't Stop Abortion in Health Care
Chicago Mayor Daley to Sign Bubble Zone Law Limiting Pro-Life Actions
New Jersey Gov Candidate Christie Gets Backing From Pro-Life Group
Fifteen Years After Cairo Conference, UN Still Promoting Abortions
Pro-Life Advocates to Meet Spain Prime Minister, Urge No Abortion

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Obama Wins Nobel Prize, Exported Tax-Funded Abortions at Time of Nomination
Washington, DC ( -- President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, but a closer analysis of the award shows his only achievement at the time he was nominated was exporting taxpayer-funded abortions. Obama hadn't accomplished much else in office when the nominations were finalized. The Norwegian Nobel Committee's deadline for nominations for this year's Nobel Peace Prize was February 1, just 11 days after Obama's inauguration. In his will, Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel said the Peace Prize is meant to be awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." Yet, at the time, the only bridge building Obama had done with other countries is to take tens of millions of taxpayer funds and give them to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International. Those groups would use the funds to not only perform abortions but lobby the pro-life governments of nations in places like South America and Africa to overturn their laws.
On January 23, during his first week after having taken over the White House, Obama officially scrapped the Mexico City Policy that protected taxpayers from involvement in overseas abortions for eight years. Full story at

Obama Spokesman Robert Gibbs Again Misrepresents Health Care, Hyde, Abortion
Washington, DC ( -- For the second time this week, the number one spokesman for President Barack Obama misrepresented federal law on abortion funding. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs falsely claimed this week that the Hyde Amendment would prevent abortion funding in the health care bills and he did it again today. As reported, Gibbs told a CNS News reporter, "there's a law that precludes the use of federal funds for abortion. That isn't going to be changed in these health care bills." The reporter, Fred Lucas, challenged Gibbs today in a follow-up question. Gibbs responded: "My answer isn't different than it was on Wednesday." "There may be a legal interpretation that has been lost here, but there's a fairly clear federal law prohibiting the federal use of money for abortion. I think it is -- again, it's exceedingly clear in the law," he claimed. "But the Hyde amendment is only for direct appropriations for HHS," Lucas said, correcting Gibbs. "Again, I think that law is exceedingly clear," Gibbs replied, not backing down. Douglas Johnson, the legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, told that Gibbs is wrong once again. Full story at

Obama Administration Sued to Stop Tax-Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Washington, DC ( -- A coalition of pro-life advocates including two scientists, two families, an adoption agency and the Christian Medical Association have banded together to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration in an effort to stop the expected taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. The suit is a response to President Barack Obama's decision earlier this year to overturn the protections the Bush administration put in place preventing funding of research that involves the destruction of human life. World magazine indicates the pro-life advocates have sued the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on behalf of unborn children who would be destroyed in the research funded by the departments. They want to stop the expected $92 million that could be funneled from taxpayer funds to embryonic stem cell research, which has never helped human patients and has yielded significant problems in studies with animals.
"This case raises the central question of whether Congress does or does not want to fund the destruction of human embryos," pro-life attorney Samuel Casey of Advocates International told World. Full story at

Pro-Life Groups Condemn Awarding Pro-Abortion Obama Nobel Peace Prize
Washington, DC ( -- New that pro-abortion President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize today was quickly condemned by a variety of pro-life groups. They said that Obama's aggressive promotion of abortion and abortion funding disqualified him from receiving the award. Catholic League president Bill Donohue said the prize shows how abortion continues to haunt Obama. "President Obama cannot have it both ways," Donohue told " Unlike another Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Mother Teresa, who said abortion was 'the greatest destroyer of peace,' Obama has never indicated that abortion undermines the cause of peace." "Indeed, he champions abortion as if it were a sacred right. If he wants to pivot at this juncture, Catholics will welcome it. If he doesn't, he will have to live with the consequences," Donohue said. Longtime conservative and pro-life advocate Richard Viguerie told that everyone involved in issuing the Nobel prize awards "should be embarrassed and ashamed for using this Prize to advance a radical, leftist agenda." He said the abortion advocates abroad "know what most Americans don't know--that the American president is a kindred spirit who they recognize as one of their own." Full story at

Pro-Abortion President Obama Not Fit to Share Nobel Prize With Mother Teresa
by Maria Vitale
President Barack Obama and the late Mother Teresa have something in common—both were named part of the elite class known as Nobel Peace Prize winners. In accepting the 1979 Nobel Prize, the little nun with the big heart said, "I choose the poverty of our poor people. But I am grateful to receive (the Nobel) in the name of the hungry, the naked, the homeless, of the crippled, of the blind, of the lepers, of all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared-for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone." The Nobel Committee cited her respect for the individual human being, that she believed in the dignity of all people and acted on that belief. The Committee noted that the struggle against poverty is a means for obtaining peace in the world. One of the greatest advocates for the poor the world has ever known, Mother Teresa recognized that true and lasting peace begins not at the United Nations, but in the home. And she steadfastly believed that peace could not be attained while children were being killed in the womb. In her Nobel lecture, the diminutive woman who was a spiritual giant famously said, "the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion." Contrast that to the rhetoric and record of President Obama. Full story at

Attorney for China Activist Against Forced Abortions Loses Nobel Prize to Obama
Beijing, China ( -- An attorney who is one of several human rights activists in China working with Chen Guangcheng against forced abortions is one of the nominees who lost the Nobel Peace Prize award to pro-abortion President Barack Obama. The committee awarded the prize to Obama after his serving just 11 days in office. Hu Jia, an activist on other issues, is an attorney for Chen and an outspoken critic of the Chinese government in part because of the forced abortions and sterilizations that occur in its one-child family planning campaign. He is one of the nominees the Nobel Peace Prize considered along with Obama and legitimate human rights activists. Hu had helped Chen and his attorneys over the years until he himself was sentenced last year by the Chinese government to a three-and-a-half year prison term for supposedly "inciting subversion of state power." Chen is the blind attorney who exposed a campaign of forced abortions and sterilizations in Linyi, China to the western media and was eventually imprisoned on bogus charges. Hu Jia talked in 2007 about Chen's activities and how local Communist Party leaders were rewarded for stopping him. Full story at

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Pro-Life Group's Video Shows Hyde Amdt Doesn't Stop Abortion in Health Care
Washington, DC ( -- The Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life women's group, has released a new video that exposes how the Hyde Amendment does not protect taxpayers from being forced to pay for abortions in the pending health care bills in Congress. "I worked with Henry Hyde and personally treasure the legacy of respect he left for women and the unborn. He would be appalled to see his name used to defend the greatest expansion of government support for abortion on-demand since Roe v. Wade," the group's president told yesterday. "I encourage Americans to get the facts at, and then use that information to contact Congress and the President, and tell them to stop hiding behind Henry Hyde," Dannenfelser said. The video was made prior to a recent flap that saw White House press secretary Robert Gibbs mislead reporters by telling them the Hyde Amendment would apply to the health care bills and stop abortion funding when it only affects the Medicare program. Full story at

Chicago Mayor Daley to Sign Bubble Zone Law Limiting Pro-Life Abortion Actions
Chicago, IL ( -- Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is signing the bubble zone ordinance today that will effectively limit the free speech rights of pro-life advocates. The city council approved the new law this week that pro-life groups say targets those who provide women alternatives outside abortion centers. Daley said the ordinance will "try to make sure nobody is harassed," according to the Chciago Tribune. The mayor said pro-life advocates can express their opinions but "should not harass and scream and yell" at people going into abortion centers, even though that doesn't appear to be happening. "There has to be some civility left in our society," he said. Told that some alderman voters against the measure because of their religious views, Daley, who is Catholic, said, "My religion is very personal." Full story at

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New Jersey Governor Candidate Chris Christie Gets Backing From Pro-Life Group
Washington, DC ( -- New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie today received the support of a pro-life group's political action committee. The Family Research Council is supporting Christie, a former U.S. attorney, over his pro-abortion rival, Governor Jon Corzine. The two are running close in the polls. The FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected to Family Research Council, issued its endorsement for Christie, Connie Mackey, president of the PAC, told "Chris Christie will bring real change for New Jersey families. As a U.S. Attorney he was unapologetic in busting corrupt politicians," she said. "As New Jersey's next governor he will continue to hold political leaders accountable." "He is a true friend to New Jersey's families, advocating school vouchers, smaller government, and pro-life legislation. New Jersey needs principled leadership and I believe they will get that in Chris," Mackey added. "As we see radical leftist groups increasingly targeting states, it is vital that we have pro-family, pro-religious liberty, and pro-fiscal restraint governors leading this nation. Chris Christie is the right man, at the right time, to lead the Garden State in 2010 and beyond," she continued. Full story at

Fifteen Years After Cairo Population Conference, UN Still Promoting Abortions
New York, NY ( -- Next week, the UN General Assembly will hold a high-level meeting for the 15th anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). While some have used the anniversary to try and assess progress towards realizing the ICPD Program of Action, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and pro-abortion non-government organizations (NGOs) have sought to use the review process to expand the ICPD understanding of "reproductive health" and its related terms to include abortion. Claiming that now is the "time to renew efforts to achieve their targets and goals in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights," UNFPA and abortion rights groups have vowed that they will fight any "backtracking" on the Cairo agenda. Critics point out that at the original ICPD meeting, states left Cairo with the understanding that abortion laws were to be determined by sovereign states and that the ICPD created "no new rights," particularly, no right to abortion. Many countries also made explicit reservations to ensure that terms related to reproductive health could not later be construed to include abortion. UNFPA has taken the lead role in organizing the events leading up to next week's commemorative GA session. Full story at

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Pro-Life Advocates to Meet Spain Prime Minister at White House, Urge No Abortion
Washington, DC ( -- American pro-life advocates are planning to meet Spain's Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapater when he comes to the United States on Tuesday. The pro-life advocates are concerned about a move by the Spanish government to expand legalized abortions. Zapater will be in the U.S. to meet with pro-abortion President Barack Obama on Tuesday and a group of pro-life people led by Concerned Women for America will talk to him. Last month, Zapater's cabinet approved a draft bill that would expand abortions and legalize them up to the fourteenth week of pregnancy. The measure has upset pro-life advocates, but the government made it worse by saying parental involvement won't be allowed. The proposal passed a cabinet meeting of the country's ruling socialist party and now goes before the nation's parliament. CWA and other pro-life activists will gather at the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue at 10:00 a.m. on October 13 during Zapatero's visit. Full story at


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