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• Romney and Perry Lead GOP Field on Eve of Republican Debate

• China: Businesses Sell Aborted Babies as Stamina Booster Pills

Rick Perry Camp Confirms Pro-Life Governor to Seek GOP Nod
• Researcher: Obama Admin Decision Makes Obamacare Fund Abortions

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• Abortion Of Kids With Autism Doesn t See Children as Blessings
• Poll Shows Americans Don t Know Roe s Pro-Abortion Effects
• Abortion Doc in UK Made Women Under Anesthesia Grope Him
• With Huge Donors, Planned Parenthood Doesn t Need Tax Dollars
• Activists Seek to Reconceptualize the Stigma of Abortion
• Arizona Court Upholds Pro-Life Law With Abortion Limits
• Illinois Now Requires Abortion Ctrs to Report Statutory Rape
• Academic Advisors: A New Threat to the Pro-Life Movement?


Romney and Perry Lead GOP Field on Eve of Republican Debate
As the Republican presidential candidates prepare for tonight s third primary election debate, one candidate and one-yet-to-be-announced candidate lead among GOP voters considering a replacement for President Barack Obama.

A new poll conducted by ORC International for CNN finds Mitt Romney, who has been the frontrunner for months in the Republican presidential election and will participate in tonight s debate, continuing his lead with the support of 17 percent of Republicans. Perry, the Texas governor who will not be in the debate, comes in second place with 15 percent of the GOP support.

The poll comes days before Perry is expected to announce on Saturday at a gathering of conservative political activists that he will soon file the paperwork necessary to officially seek the Republican presidential nomination.

The CNN survey may be limited in its view of the Republican race, because two potential candidates who appear unlikely to actually mount a president bid come in third and fourth place, respectively. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who backs abortion, and pro-life former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin both receive the support of 12 percent of the GOP voters surveyed along with pro-life Rep. Ron Paul, who is running.

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has the support of seven percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich comes in at five percent, while former Godfather s Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain and former Utah governor and former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman as well as former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania each receive under five percent support. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Rep. Thad McCotter of Michigan both register less than one percent.

China: Businesses Sell Aborted Babies as Stamina Booster Pills
Stomach this story if you can:

A South Korean SBS TV documentary team accuses Chinese pharmaceutical companies of selling dead baby pills as stamina boosters. The team reveals that the truth behind the dead baby pill is horrific and disturbing. Chinese hospitals and abortion clinics that are connected to the business immediately notify pharmaceutical companies when a baby dies, mostly because of a still birth or an abortion.

The companies purchase the baby corpses and store them in some family s refrigerator to avoid suspicion. The next step in this highly secretive process is putting the corpses in a medical drying microwave and grinding them into pills. The ground baby powder is then put in a capsule, ready to be sold as a stamina enhancer, according to the SBS team.

The Korean team acquired the dead baby capsules and ran DNA tests on it. The test results reportedly indicated the pills were 99.7 percent human. The test also found hair and nail remnants, and even the gender of the baby could be identified. The process will be aired with visuals in the SBS TV documentary on Aug. 6, 2011 in South Korea.


Rick Perry Camp Confirms Pro-Life Governor to Seek GOP Nod
In a move likely deigned to ensure his name is not lost in the shuffle during tonight s Republican presidential debate, in which he will not appear, top Rick Perry aides confirmed today that the pro-life Texas governor will run for president.

Perry will join a crowded Republican field, but one where GOP voters may still be seeking a top alternative to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney as the nominee to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama. Perry has a long pro-life record and has received top grades from pro-life groups in Texas.

Perry was slated to give a speech to the Red State gathering on Saturday, an event which features conservative political activists from across the country. Perry is expected to officially announce himself that he will be running for the Republican nomination, but aides confirmed to AP and Fox News today that Perry is indeed running. Perry will make a definitive announcement that he is in the 2012 race for the presidency Saturday, they told Fox saying he will not engage in an exploratory committee but will embark on an official campaign soon.

This is it, the sources told Fox, saying Perry does not need any more time to consider the option.

Researcher: Obama Admin Decision Makes Obamacare Fund Abortions
A researcher from the Heritage Foundation says a new Obama administration decision regarding the massive Obamacare law makes it so Americans were sold a bill of goods when they were told it would not fund abortions.

Chuck Donovan says the executive order President Barack Obama signed that supposedly mitigated the abortion funding concerns was merely window dressing for explicit subsidies in the government-run health care plan that pay for abortions with public funds. He says pro-life Democrats, led by Bart Stupak, who cashed in their votes for the bill in exchange for a presidential executive order that purported to fill the gaps in the legislation that allow various types of abortion subsidies through tax credits, mandates on insurance companies and states, and direct payments.

Donovan says the amendment Stupak and other Democrats supported to truly prohibit abortion funding which was not included in the Senate version of the bill that the House passed and eventually became law would have done the trick.

Once the Stupak Pitts amendment was abandoned by Stupak and his allies and the bill was signed into law, the problems with various sections of the bill became ever more apparent, he explains. In addition to providing massive tax subsidies for health insurance plans that cover elective abortions (using a novel accounting technique in an effort to assert that the abortion coverage in these plans is privately purchased), the law contains several provisions to which no abortion funding limits actually apply.


Abortion Of Kids With Autism Doesn t See Children as Blessings
Autism Spectrum Disorder, which runs the gamut from profoundly disabled to high-functioning individuals capable of living fairly normal lives, affects millions of families: 1 out of every 1,000 births today are autistic kids.

As I have told you over the past two days, the families of these children, like my grandson Max, don t see these children as burdens but, instead, as blessings. Not because the parents are in denial, but because they love their children, and that love has helped them to see what is really important and where human worth really lies.

Unfortunately, there are many others, unlike these parents, who believe that parents and society would be better off if kids like Max were never born.

And these days, pre-natal testing allows doctors, insurance companies, and prospective parents to determine which babies in the womb will be so-called normal and healthy, and which will be born with handicaps. Which is why more and more of them identified with handicaps, like Down Syndrome, are being aborted.

The demonic logic behind targeting people with Down Syndrome can be applied to anyone with disabilities. A combination of fear, concern over the costs of caring for these kids, desires for a perfect child can prove irresistible. Medical technology may never enable us to cure things like autism, but it may enable us to identify and target autistic people in the womb.

Poll Shows Americans Don t Know Roe s Pro-Abortion Effects
In late July, the Gallup Polling Company released the results of a national poll gauging the public s position on various kinds of prolife legislation. The poll was taken between July 15-17, 2011, and asked specific questions about various laws which restrict abortion. Many of the laws have recently been passed in various states while other states are currently considering some of these laws.

The poll found 87 percent of respondents favored laws requiring doctors to tell women about the possible risks of abortion, 71 percent favored parental consent laws, 69 percent favored a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion, 64 percent favored a ban on partial birth abortion and 50 percent favored a law requiring women seeking abortions to be shown an image of their ultrasound.

The poll also notably found the vast majority of Americans oppose abortion after the first trimester, more than 2/3 of poll takers (71 percent) thought abortion should be illegal in the second three months of pregnancy and nearly 90 percent favored making abortion illegal in the third trimester.

Interestingly enough if Gallup had asked these same poll takers whether they thought Roe v. Wade was a good decision, the majority of them would have probably said yes. That s what a 2010 poll by CBS News.


Abortion Doc in UK Made Women Under Anesthesia Grope Him
The General Medical Council in England heard during a hearing about how an abortion practitioner at the Marie Stopes International abortion business made women grope him while under anesthesia during abortions.

MSI anesthesiologist Narendra Sharma abused and molested patients during abortions, according to co-workers who testified during the hearing. Sharma, an anesthesiologist, allegedly rubbed his sexual areas against the hands of patients during the abortion.

Sharma is said to have molested three women getting abortions who were between the ages of 18 and 22 as they lay sedated. One nurse indicated she noticed Sharma s pants were undone and that he had his penis exposed and was rubbing it against the woman s hand.

Another staffer, according to the London Daily Mail, said she saw Sharma move the left-hand of a woman under anesthesia during an abortion under the operating table and inside his pants.

With Huge Donors, Planned Parenthood Doesn t Need Tax Dollars
This week, Crain s Chicago Business published an article highlighting three major Chicago area Planned Parenthood donors who have stepped up their contributions in response to the wave of pro-life efforts to deprive the abortion chain of state and federal funding.

Activists Seek to Reconceptualize the Stigma of Abortion
A community bank that operates in the Pacific Northwest is under fire from pro-life advocates for financing the new Planned Parenthood abortion business it recently built in Portland, OregonI read recently that a team of researchers was beginning a study that seeks to reduce the stigmatization of abortion in society

Arizona Court Upholds Pro-Life Law With Abortion Limits
The Arizona Court of Appeals issued a decision that pleases pro-life groups by upholding a pro-life law that protects the health and safety of women and their unborn children by giving them information they don t normally receive.

Illinois Now Requires Abortion Ctrs to Report Statutory Rape
The state of Illinois now requires abortion centers to join legitimate medical facilities in reporting cases of statutory rape to authorities in order for young girls to be protected. That s something Planned Parenthood opposed.

Academic Advisors: A New Threat to the Pro-Life Movement?
Our team and the thousands of students we work with across the nation know how tough starting and maintaining a student-run, pro-life campus group is. Not only do these students face the liberal agendas of their college administrations and professors, but garnering support for anything controversial can be a bigger job than tackling the actual issue at hand.

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