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• Report Proves Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks, Hispanics

• Bachmann Promotes Abortion Alternatives at Florida Event

Mom Uses Abortion to Hide Rape of Mentally Disabled Daughter
• Pro-Life Issues Should Have Prominent Place in 2012 Election

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• Poll: 57% of Americans Still Want Obamacare Repealed
• Huntsman Warned of One-Child Policy Problem in China Last Year
• Pro-Life Campaign Promotes Mexico City Policy on Abortion
• Britain Considering Pre-Abortion Counseling, Could Cut Abortions
• The Transhumanism Trap: Using Technology to Perfect the Human Race
• Virginia Pro-Life Group Supporting Proposed Abortion Rules
• Washington Post Shows Bias Again in Coverage of Abortion
• New York Times Forced to Correct Erroneous Abortion Story

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Report Proves Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks, Hispanics
A new reported issued by the pro-life group Life Dynamics proves that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry in the United States target black and Hispanic Americans by placing abortion facilities in communities with high minority populations.

Titled, Racial Targeting and Population Control, the new report validates the claims pro-life advocates have made for years and that Life Dynamics made in its groundbreaking Maafa21 video released two years ago showing that abortion advocates have purposefully placed abortion centers in urban areas with high percentages of black and Hispanic residents.

Mark Crutcher and Carole Novielli conducted the research in the 24-page report and they say the location of abortion centers is the modern equivalent of the population control policies against minorities, especially African-Americans, that Planned Parenthood has supported since Margaret Sanger founded it. The researchers say they prepared the new report to respond to the criticism of the claims abortion advocates have made to the racial charges and to point out a hypocrisy.

The initial response to this documentary from people defending these organizations was to claim that they focus their facilities on minority neighborhoods because that is where the need is, they write. Almost immediately, however, they saw that this argument was creating a problem for them. Simply put, it is incompatible with one of their other arguments.

Abortion advocates have always claimed that their main goal is to reduce unintended pregnancies and, by placing abortion centers and Planned Parenthood clinics in minority communities, abortion backers claimed their focus wasn t promoting abortions to blacks and Hispanics but to help them reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies by promoting birth control and contraception.

Bachmann Promotes Abortion Alternatives at Florida Event
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann promoted pregnancy centers over the weekend as a great way to help women find abortion alternatives. The comments came during a speech at an event in Florida for a statewide pro-life organization.

Bachmann appeared at a dinner sponsored by the Florida Family Policy Council, a statewide pro-family organization that presses the pro-life perspective as one of 50 statewide organizations promoting faith and family and working with groups like the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family.

During her speech, according to a Florida Independent report, Bachmann, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama, talked about how she has personally counseled women against an abortion. She describes her efforts to bring women to pregnancy centers, where they can find a wide range of practical medical support, counseling, and other forms of assistance during pregnancy.

We reached out to women, she said. We would invite them to our home. We would counsel them. We would take them in. We would drive them over to pro-life centers. I went through the childbirth classes with women I held their hand as they gave birth. It was a privilege to be a part of bringing new life into the world.

It was a privilege to be a part of pouring ourselves out to these women, Bachmann said, according to the FI report.

Mom Uses Abortion to Hide Rape of Mentally Disabled Daughter
A Houston, Texas mother stands accused of taking her adopted mentally disabled daughter to Ohio to get an abortion in an effort to conceal the fact that her son raped her daughter.

According to a KTRK-TV report, Cynthia Greenwood, 50 faces charges of tampering and fabricating evidence because she took her daughter for the abortion after police began investigating the alleged rape. Officials tell the ABC television station that they believe Greenwood took her mentally disabled girls to Cleveland, Ohio for the abortion in an effort to conceal DNA evidence that could have otherwise been obtained to prove the rape charges.

Court documents KTRK obtained say Greenwood told her daughter she would undergo a medical procedure so it wouldn t hurt when the baby came out. Although the report does not indicate where Greenwood took her daughter, but Ohio Planned Parenthood there has a history of not informing the authorities about cases of sexual abuse and statutory rape of young girls.

Isaac Greenwood, 19, is reportedly the father of the baby. He is Cynthia green s biological son and is suspected of raping the unnamed daughter, who is 13 now and was 12-years-old at the time of the rape. Officials say she told her father about what happened and she is now in foster care.

Cynthia Greenwood had no commented after a court appearance on Monday morning and Isaac Greenwood faces three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was charged in April and is out on bail pending a September 7 court appearance.

Pro-Life Issues Should Have Prominent Place in 2012 Election
Public officials especially the President are obligated to protect the intrinsic equal dignity of all human beings, regardless not only of sex and race, but also without regard to age, size, condition of dependency, vulnerability, or the esteem of others. Abortion and embryo-destructive research are profound and lethal violations of this principle of equality to which the law (and the President) must respond.

Why should it matter whether the 2012 candidates for president are pro-life, especially given the vast array of other pressing issues facing the United States, including (though certainly not limited to) crushing national debt, widespread unemployment, existential fiscal strains on the social safety net, multiple wars, and the continuing menace of terrorism? Aren t the American people tired of the intractable bickering of a handful of extremist combatants in what seems to be an endless culture war? Unless you re a radical leftist or a right-wing Christian, why should any serious person in the public square waste time on these issues when there are so many real matters at stake at this moment in our nation s history?

These questions reflect an attitude that seems to be widely shared in certain circles of our polity. But I would respectfully submit that such questions reflect a badly misguided and inadequate understanding of the moral, cultural, legal, and political dispute of which the pro-life movement is a part.

At bottom, the life issues including especially the conflicts over abortion and embryo-destructive research involve the deepest and most fundamental public questions for a nation committed to liberty, equality, and justice. That is, the basic question in this context is who counts as a member of the human community entitled to moral concern and the basic protection of the law? Who counts as one of us ? Equally important is the related question of who decides, and according to what sort of criteria? These are not narrow concerns commanding only the attention of a small number of highly motivated activists at the fringes of our society. Indeed, it is hard to imagine a public matter that is more important than this question of membership.

Poll: 57% of Americans Still Want Obamacare Repealed
The government-run Obamacare law that includes abortion-funding and rationing concerns for pro-life advocates is not the central topic of political discussion these days as most Americans focus on the Republican presidential primary and the state of the economy.

However, a new poll out today from Rasmussen Reports shows 57% of Americans still want to see the Obamacare law overturned in Congress via legislation to repeal it. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters has 46 percent strongly favoring repeal. Just 37 percent oppose repeal and only 25% percent oppose it strongly.

That 57 percent mark is the highest support for repealing Obamacare since mid-July and ties for the highest mark since 58% and 62% supported repeal in March polls Rasmussen conducted.

The number of voters who Strongly Favor repeal of the national health care law ties the highest level reached in several months, as most continue to believe the law will push up health care costs and the federal deficit, the polling firm reports. Overall support for repeal is up two points from last week. The percentage of voters who Strongly Favor repeal ties the record high last reached in July. The last time this finding was higher was in mid-March when 51% Strongly Favored repeal.

Huntsman Warned of One-Child Policy Problem in China Last Year
Last week, pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden faced significant criticism for failing to criticize the forced abortions and other human rights abuses associated with the one-child policy in China.

Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and ambassador to China who is seeking the Republican nomination, was one of those detractors.

As an adoptive father, whose daughter was abandoned by her parents in China, Governor Huntsman is intimately familiar with the impact of China s one-child policy, Huntsman campaign spokesman Tim Miller told LifeNews. As someone who is firmly pro-life, he feels the policy runs counter to the fundamental value of human life and is heartbroken by the destructive nature of the policy that has cost millions of lives.

Now, a newly released document from Wikileaks shows Huntsman warned about problems associated with the one-child policy in January 2010, when he wrote to Washington from Beijing and complained about 30 million unmarriageable Chinese men, sex trafficking, and demographic and economic troubles the policy is causing for China.

Pro-Life Campaign Promotes Mexico City Policy on Abortion
A pro-life organization that focuses on population issues is sponsoring a new petition to urge Congress to restore the Mexico City Policy on abortion that resident Barack Obama overturned during his first week in office.

When Congress returns from its August recess, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering an appropriations bill that would, in part, restore the Mexico City Policy preventing the funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas.

The policy has been a central tenant of pro-life foreign policy during Republican administrations, but pro-abortion presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both scrapped it during their first weeks in office. The policy, first named for a conference in Mexico City where pro-life President Ronald Reagan announced it, ensures taxpayer dollars don t flow through international family planning programs to organizations like the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which claims to have done in hundreds of thousands of abortions worldwide.

Britain Considering Pre-Abortion Counseling, Could Cut Abortions
Members of the British Parliament are looking at a plan to require that all women in England considering an abortion undergo pre-abortion counseling a move they say could stop as many as 60,000 abortions annually.

The Transhumanism Trap: Using Technology to Perfect the Human Race
The Transhumanism Trap is out there. I am seeing it more and more often.

Virginia Pro-Life Group Supporting Proposed Abortion Rules
The Family Foundation is supporting new abortion rules the Department of Health released Friday afternoon that would require abortion businesses to meet the same standards as legitimate medical clinics.

Washington Post Shows Bias Again in Coverage of Abortion
The Washington Post knows how to signal which side in the abortion debate they favor. In both Friday s and Saturday s Metro sections, they describe the two sides in a tilted way as they cover new clinic regulations in Virginia, which insist abortion clinics be just like ambulatory surgical centers, since many abortions are still surgical.

New York Times Forced to Correct Erroneous Abortion Story
Earlier today two Live Action contributors Lisa Grass and Jennie Stone pointed out a factual error here and here in Charles Blow s piece titled Failing Forward.


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