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Saturday, January 1, 2011
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• Hollywood Celebs Helped Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2010
• GOP Chair Candidate Cino: I m Pro-Life, But Helped Pro-Abortion Group
• MTV: Call It What You Want, It s Still Abortion
• Democrat Who Started Latest Death Panels Row Regrets Email
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• Pro-Life Professor: Concerns About Death Panels Overhyped
• Washington Post Misleads Readers on Abortion Availability
• Nevada Personhood Amendment Loses Case at Supreme Court
• Pro-Life News: Australia, Belgium, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Taiwan, Finland
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Hollywood Celebs Helped Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2010
The Planned Parenthood abortion business reported making more than $1 billion in income in 2010, but they achieved that with a little help from their Hollywood friends.
Looking back on 2010, in its recently-released annual report, Planned Parenthood racked up a stunning number of celebrity endorsements from musicians, writers, actors and other big-named people.
JoAnna Garcia, best known for her portrayal of Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The CW sitcom Reba participated in an awareness campaign for Planned Parenthood that it co-sponsored with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Obama administration. She wasn t alone as celebrities like Big Boi, Joy Bryant, Flo Rida, Keri Hilson, Perez Hilton, Kid Sister, Benji and Joel Madden, Method Man, N.E.R.D., Redman, and Asher Roth joined her.
At an annual benefit for the abortion business, members of the show Private Practice donated a script to auction off signed by Paul Adelstein, Amy Brenneman, Tim Daly, Taye Diggs, Chris Lowell, Audra McDonald, KaDee Strickland, and Kate Walsh.
Kathleen Turner donated her book Send Yourself Roses for the event, Alan Cumming donated his book Tommy s Tales, and Jon Stewart donated tickets to The Daily Show. Heather Tom donated a tour of The Bold and the Beautiful set and lunch, while Bree Williamson treated winners of an auction to a private tour of the One Life to Live set and lunch. Full story at LifeNews.com
GOP Chair Candidate Cino: I m Pro-Life, But Helped Pro-Abortion Group
Republican Party chairman candidate Maria Cino became the final candidate for the national party chairman position to interview with the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life political group.
Her interview follows concerns from among pro-life advocates that Cino, who says at length that she is pro-life, served as a member of the board of directors of the WISH List, a pro-abortion organization that focuses on electing pro-abortion Republican women to top federal offices.
Cino also made several donations to WISH List over the years covering the late 1990s and the very early part of this past decade and SBA List president Marjorie Dannelfeser asked her about that.
Cino explained that she was involved with the National Republican Congressional Committee in the early 1990s following the defeat of pro-life President George Bush and that the NRCC struggled financially but weathered the storm in part because of donors from the WISH List. She credited the pro-abortion organization with ironically helping to elect a Republican Congress in 1994 that was a majority pro-life. Full story at LifeNews.com
MTV: Call It What You Want, It s Still Abortion
by Father Frank Pavone
Watching No Easy Decision was very much like watching a typical day in my life, because in my full time pro-life ministry, my team and I minister around the world to men and women who are struggling with their pregnancy, and also with men and women who have been through the abortion experience.
It is certainly no secret to us, to the Church, or to those who work in the pro-life movement that these decisions are not easy. It is also no secret that women do not get abortions because of freedom of choice. As this program illustrated, they get abortions because they feel they have no freedom and no choice. They do not celebrate abortion as an advance of freedom. Full story at LifeNews.com
Democrat Who Started Latest Death Panels Row Regrets Email
The Democrat who started the latest national debate over the inclusion of so-called death panels by the Obama administration into federal regulations now regrets doing so.
The office of Representative Earl Blumenauer, an assisted suicide advocate from Oregon who works closely with pro-euthanasia groups like Compassion and Choices, alerted supporters of the change the Obama administration implemented and worked to ask them to keep the news quiet.
We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists e-mails can too easily be forwarded, his staff wrote. Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it but we will be keeping a close watch and may be calling on you if we need a rapid, targeted response. The longer this [regulation] goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it. Full story at LifeNews.com
Pro-Life Professor: Concerns About Death Panels Overhyped
Not everyone in the pro-life movement is on board with the concerns about the death panels the Obama administration recently instituted, as one professor says they are overhyped.
Warren Throckmorton is an associate professor of psychology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania and fellow for psychology and public policy with the Center for Vision & Values.
As LifeNews.com has reported, the Obama administration recently instituted new regulations in the implementation of the ObamaCare law that were removed when Congress debated them because of an outpouring of opposition led, in part, by Sarah Palin. Full story at LifeNews.com
Washington Post Misleads Readers on Abortion Availability
Has The Washington Post ever traveled to Iowa? Obviously, yes for presidential caucuses. But on Friday, Post reporter Sandhya Somashekhar accepted the bizarre premise of abortion advocates that abortions are virtually impossible in rural Iowa.
No one owns a car?
The story centered on a new pro-life cause, protesting the provision of RU-486 abortion cocktails over the Internet. Liberals can get upset about selling booze on the Internet, or the spreading of Obama slurs on the Internet, but the marketing of death pills online is a precious human right. The Post published this silly sentence. Full story at LifeNews.com
Nevada Personhood Amendment Loses Case at Supreme Court
The personhood amendment some pro-life advocates in Nevada hoped to get on the ballot has lost in a case decided by the Nevada Supreme Court.
The state high court rejected a lawsuit filed by amendment backers saying the 2010 election year is over and there is no reason to continue the case. The Thursday decision said the court case, originally filed by Planned Parenthood against having the amendment appear on the ballot, is moot because the elections are over.
Planned Parenthood won at the lower court level and amendment supporters filed an appeal taking the case to the state Supreme Court. In January, a judge said the language was too broad and violated a state law saying ballot measures can t cover more than one subject.
Carson City District Court Judge James Russell issued the ruling siding with the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. The pro-abortion groups say the five-paragraph description of the measure does not say that the end result would ban abortions. Full story at LifeNews.com
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